University Star students and Star Advisor Laura Krantz pitched in to help Journalism Program Coordinator Kym Fox (left) with recruiting efforts the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association annual conference in Fort Worth.

University Star Managing Editor Sarah Hernandez was on a panel with Professor Kym Fox titled “You’re Gonna Need an Internship” at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 8 conference held at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Region 8 covers Texas and Oklahoma.

Journalism Program Coordinator Kym Fox was one of eight participants selected for the Academic/News Partnership training workshop held in March. The collaboration between the Center for Community News at the University of Vermont and the Texas Center for Community Journalism at Tarleton State University was developed to facilitate partnerships and projects designed to combat news deserts.