Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Student Journalists Cover Hillary Clinton's visit to S. Texas


The South Texan staff was busy covering the visit of Sen. Hillary Clinton to South Texas as she tried to drum support for the Texas primary. South Texan staffers Ellie Tamez and Rubi Reyes left early in the morning Feb. 13 to cover Clinton's speech and press conference in McAllen, where she was courting Rio Grande Valley voters. Meanwhile, South Texan editor Dominique Garcia and reporters Catherine Myers and Edwin Vasquez  travelled to Robstown later that day to cover Clinton's visit to Nueces County. The reports will be published in the Feb. 19 issue of The South Texan but may be on-line sooner.  Reporting on events like this from a student interest viewpoint is part of The South Texan's mission. Let us know what you think of this effort.

5 comments:

jerseygirl85 said...

I think that it's really aweseome that we were able to have student journalist cover this event in Robstown and the valley. Being a part of history is amazing and being able to record it for The SOuth Texan is something to always cherish.
~Kristie Ann Vela

Brigitte said...

I am glad student journalist cover Hillary Clinton. This is a way to hear what my peer think about Hillary.
Brigitte, COMJ 4302

Long Time Hoggie said...

One of the things we try to do at TAMUK is provide students with as many learning opportunities as possible. We are fortunate we have had so many nationally prominent politicos show up on our doorsteps. And, our students have done an excellent job.

MeLinda said...

It's good to have reports like that on the South Texan. It is important to let the readers know that Hillary Clinton is a supporter of South Texas. She has my vote!

Long Time Hoggie said...

Melinda, the coverage is designed to help our students appreciate the excitement that has been generated this primary season, at least in Texas. It's historic. For people 35 and younger, it has never been more exciting than this.