WTAsia2015: Getting to South Korea

The WTAsia2015 Travel Writing study abroad course is in the books! Thirteen West Texas A&M University students (and two faculty members) got up crazy early on Tuesday, May 19, to start the long journey from Amarillo, Texas, to South Korea. Here we are awaiting our flight out of Amarillo: We spent the spring semester studying … Continue reading

My Journalism Student is Getting Out of Ukraine

The situation in Ukraine is just too dicey. My journalism student, Daniela Fierro (Twitter @daniefierro), is coming home. I give a lot of credit to West Texas A&M’s Study Abroad Office and to EESA-Eastern European Study Abroad, Daniela’s specific program coordinator, for staying on top of the situation as things have changed. Now, with Russia’s increased military … Continue reading

Journalism in the Texas Panhandle

This week will be a significant one for journalism in the Texas Panhandle. The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has a new presence here: the Texas Panhandle Pro Chapter. The chapter was chartered to provide professional and student journalists in this region of Texas with opportunities to talk about professional challenges, discuss journalism ethics, keep … Continue reading