Journalism program receives statewide recognition from Texas School Business magazine


Texas School Business magazine announced today that Bryan ISD’s high school digital journalism program is one of 12 initiatives to be honored in the magazine’s Sixth Annual Bragging Rights 2012-2013 special issue. Bragging Rights recognizes school districts that have implemented programs that are bettering the lives of students, schools and communities. The special issue, which accepts nominations and selects 12 stories to highlight, was distributed to more than 8,000 readers with a vested interest in Texas public education. With pass-along readership, this annual issue will reach at least 25,000 readers.

“We were impressed by the district’s 21st century journalism department, which teaches students market-relevant skills while enhancing Bryan ISD’s ability to communicate with stakeholders through multiple platforms,” says Texas School Business Editorial Director Katie Ford. “This is a model program, and we’re proud to highlight it as an example of excellence in Texas public education.”

The article may be accessed online here.

“We are extremely pleased that this program is receiving recognition. Bryan ISD is full of programs guided by visionary teachers who inspire students to reach a high level of achievement. The Bryan High School journalism program is just one of those,” said BISD Superintendent Dr. Tommy Wallis.

Texas School Business enlisted volunteer editorial advisers to review nominations and assist in selecting the 12 honorees in Bragging Rights. The advisers were Linsae Snider, executive director, Texas School Public Relations Association; Suzanne Marchman, director of communications and media relations, Texas Association of School Administrators; and Clyde Steelman, executive director, Region 11 Education Service Center. With the advisers’ input, the Texas School Business editorial staff chose the final 12.

Since 1954, Texas School Business has served as the independent voice for public education in Texas. The magazine, which is distributed 10 times a year, is read by educators and school administrators across Texas. To read Bragging Rights online, click here.