Journalism

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Students interact with industry professionals such as Katie Couric, pictured.

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Journalism faculty members have an average of 15 years of pro industry experience.

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Students can gain hands-on experience from day one on the Daily Update news show.

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Journalism offers a B.A. as well as specialty tracks in business and in fashion media.

Michele Houston

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Michele Houston

Michele Houston

Senior Lecturer and Studio Manager

Michele Houston teaches “backpack journalism” style video production and digital media courses for the Division of Journalism. She also manages the TV studio and newsroom.

Houston is an Emmy award-winning producer and editor with a proven track record in new and traditional media.  She joined Meadows School of the Arts in 2001 and has won several teaching awards, including a 2011, 2009 and 2006 SMU HOPE Award and the 2003 Rotunda Outstanding Professor Award.

Before coming to SMU, Houston worked for Yahoo!; Dallas PBS television affiliate KERA TV 13; and on many freelance productions.

Education

M.S. Learning Technologies and Instructional Design, University of North Texas
B.S. Radio-Television-Film, University of Texas at Austin

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