An association for alumni and supporters of The Daily Texan, student newspaper at the University of Texas at Austin

Welcome to Friends of The Daily Texan, Inc., dedicated to a strong future for The Texan in a digital world.
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Who We Are

Friends of The Daily Texan, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to lend support and assistance to The Daily Texan, an institution at the University of Texas at Austin since 1900.

Members include alumni of The Texan, plus other supporters of a free and unfettered student media at UT.

The group’s guiding principle is etched in stone at the entrance to one of the buildings occupied by The Texan during its illustrious journalistic history: vincit omnia veritas. Truth conquers all.

Latest News & Updates

  • Bill Powers and The Daily Texan
    Remember just a year ago that The Daily Texan was in the financial ditch, with no fix in sight, and no plan or vision to solve its problems? Remember the fear that The Texan would simply fade away, both as a print and digital product, bringing an inglorious end to a glorious 114-year history? Today the Texan problems remain (it’s not fixed, folks, so don’t relax your support), but there is a hope for the future and new management coming, and new supervision – the Moody College of Communication. Time has been bought to build a real business plan,...
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  • New Texas Student Media Director Named
    Gerald Johnson, most recently the executive director of local advertising and digital services for The Houston Chronicle, has been named the new director of Texas Student Media. His appointment begins July 21, 2014. Texas Student Media (TSM) is composed of The Daily Texan, Texas Travesty magazine, the Cactus yearbook, KVRX 91.7 FM and Texas Student Television (TSTV). On July 1, TSM will officially transfer from the Division of Student Affairs and be housed in the Moody College of Communication. Johnson has more than 15 years of experience leading business development and sales initiatives for The Houston Chronicle and Hearst...
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  • ’30′ for ‘Mr. Hilburn’
    Bob Hilburn, known to two decades of Daily Texan staffers as an advocate, colleague and mentor, died Saturday, May 17 in Wichita Falls. Following a long, distinguished newspaper career – including coverage of the Kennedy assassination where he rode in the press bus that fateful day – he became Editorial Manager of The Daily Texan, serving from 1965 until 1985. He was a guiding light for Texan journalists, and a true example of the possibilities of the future for impressionable Texan staffers and students. Out of respect by staffers, he was always called, “Mr. Hilburn.” And he always offered...
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