A weekly look at how the media world outside of Texas views the state.
The Los Angeles Times reported the latest developments in the lawsuit between East Texas cheerleaders and Hardin County, which had banned the squad from scribbling Bible phrases on football banners. The ban has been temporarily overturned until a final decision can be made in the case.
In other “sports” news, the L.A. Times also reported that Texas-born Dodgers player Josh Beckett is suing a pipeline builder for destroying the habitat of the endangered ocelot on his Texas ranch.
The Star Tribune in Minneapolis reported that a federal judge in Texas has blocked an attempt by the Los Angeles Police Department to obtain tapes of conversations between a Manson family disciple and his attorney that police believe could help clear up more than a dozen unsolved murders, citing them as off-limits until their possesser’s, Manson’s now-deceased defense lawyer’s firm, bankruptcy appeal is heard.
Welcome to Reporting Texas, a digital media initiative from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Reporting Texas accepts submissions from undergraduate and graduate students throughout the university, promoting engagement in the digital age of journalism.
Supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and its Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education, Reporting Texas serves four primary goals: To showcase the best work of our University of Texas at Austin undergraduate and graduate students; to offer quality, multimedia reporting to local, state, and national news outlets; to experiment with new approaches in journalism education; and to combine aspects of community reporting with multimedia resources.
These efforts grow out of two previous initiatives at the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism – CapLink and the Capital News Service – in which student journalists provided free public affairs reporting to community newspapers around Texas. In that spirit, Reporting Texas offers all content free of charge to all news outlets as long as we are credited for our work.
Reporting Texas focuses on unique and often hidden stories, using text, photos, audio, and video to provide views of in-depth people and places rarely seen in the news.
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