More Extra Credit

Hear ye! Hear ye! I hereby announce two more extra credit opportunities, worth up to 10 points each. Attend either of these two events and write a one-page speaker summary (up to 250 words) with your reactions and reflections:


Evan Smith, CEO of the Austin-based Texas Tribune, will be interviewed by KERA’s Krys Boyd (host of the popular Think program) on the evening of Tuesday, March 23. The taping begins at 6 p.m. at the KERA studios, 3000 Harry Hines (at Wolf) in Dallas. A reception precedes the taping from 5 p.m to 6 p.m. Admission is FREE for students, but you must RSVP with Niki McCuistion as soon as possible by emailing her at


Texas Tech University is hosting a social media conference on Thursday, March 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Avenue in Dallas. The conference is billed as “an educational opportunity to learn about social media from the trendsetters and the experts.” Panelists include representatives from Southwest Airlines, JCPenney,, the Texas Tech Journalism faculty, and WrightIMC, a brand reputation management firm. Students also are encouraged to bring resumes to distribute to social media professionals for internships and jobs.

This event also is FREE but you must RSVP by noon on Tuesday, March 23, to Dawn Moreno at If you’d like to attend the breakfast preceding the conference, the cost is $25.

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