University of Texas at Austin

Fri
04
May

Costas decries 'click-bait' culture of modern media

Bob Costas speaks to UT students and faculty while giving the ninth annual Frank Deford Lecture in Sports Journalism at Moody College of Communications.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Few journalists have credentials as impressive as NBC sportscasting legend Bob Costas, so when the 66-year-old New York native speaks about the current state of news media and sports — as he did Monday at the University of Texas at Austin — people listen.

Costas was at the Moody College of Communications' Belo Center for New Media to give the ninth annual Frank Deford Lecture in Sports Journalism to a capacity crowd of students, staff and the public. I was privileged to have the opportunity not only to attend the lecture, but to ask Costas a question of my own and to speak with him briefly afterwards.

Costas — the only person to have ever won Emmys in news, sports and entertainment — told UT students and staff that he was “impressed by the facilities, by the faculty members I've met and by the students I've met” during his visit to the Forty Acres.

Mon
11
Apr

Her name was Haruka and she deserved better than to die

Haruka Weiser

BY LEW K. COHN, MANAGING EDITOR
HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS
Her name was Haruka and she decided to study at the University of Texas at Austin because it offered her the opportunity to do what she always wanted to do – dance – while she contemplated a second major in pre-med.
Her name was Haruka and she had been a beautiful, lithe ballet dancer from Portland, Ore., who was well-liked and admired by her classmates and professors and seen as an outstanding talent by those who took the stage with her as part of Dance Action, a student-run dance organization.
Her name was Haruka and she had been recruited to the University of Texas more than two years prior, when faculty members from the university saw her perform at the National High School Dance Festival and caught their eye. She seemed to be a perfect fit for the close-knit program, which has only about 60 members.
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