Topic: News media

Public art celebrates Walter Cronkite

April 30, 2012
Public art celebrates Walter Cronkite

To mark the legacy of the alumnus and journalist, watch a video about "And That's the Way It Is," an art installation by new media artist Ben Rubin.

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And that's the way it is

April 17, 2012
And that's the way it is

On April 19, the College of Communication dedicates its plaza to alumnus and respected journalist Walter Cronkite with an art installation by Ben Rubin.

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Briscoe Center Opens "Always Hitting a Nerve," Exhibit of Ben Sargent's Cartoons

April 18, 2011

"Always Hitting a Nerve: Editorial Cartoons by Ben Sargent," a retrospective exhibit of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning Austin American-Statesman cartoonist's 35-year career, opens April 20 at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. The exhibit is drawn from the Ben Sargent Collection, which Sargent and the Austin American Statesman donated to the Briscoe Center.

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Are social media and politics hitting the mark for young voters?

Oct. 20, 2010
Transforming citizens into citizen journalists

Campaign spin doctors -- from both the left and the right -- hope to lure new voters to their candidates through Facebook and Twitter, but will they instead lead cautious voters to further tune out the political "news"?

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With 24/7 news, are voters more informed?

Oct. 12, 2010
Don't believe everything the polls say

Despite the fact that some of what passes for news is actually opinion, a dizzying amount of news is available to access all day, any time and from anywhere. So why aren't we more informed?

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