TCU student journalists, Star-Telegram to form investigative team

Posted Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Student journalists at Texas Christian University will soon join veteran reporters and editors at the Star-Telegram on an investigative team covering local issues.

The new partnership between the newspaper and TCU’s Schieffer School of Journalism was announced Wednesday by Bob Schieffer, CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent.

Schieffer was at TCU to moderate the program Fort Worth Remembers JFK. The event was a partnership between the journalism school that bears his name and the newspaper where he was a reporter in the early 1960s.

“This is an important step for educating our promising students, for continuing the long-standing collaboration of TCU Journalism and the Star-Telegram and for the benefit of resolving critical issues in the Fort Worth community,” Schieffer said.

Senior journalism majors will be selected for the team in a competition. Their work will be reported across multiple platforms including photography, video, social media and print.

Jim Witt, Star-Telegram executive editor, said TCU and the newspaper have worked together on partnerships before, but this one “promises to be the most important one we’ve ever attempted.”

The program is scheduled to begin in January.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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