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

  • Event to honor Griff Singer, create ‘Friends’ Innovation Fund for Daily Texan
      The Friends of the Daily Texan will hold a benefit luncheon to honor Texas journalist and journalism professor S. Griffin with the inaugural Griff Singer Award for Outstanding Service to the Daily Texan. The luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at the old art museum on the UT campus. Funds from the event will be used to create the Friends of The Daily Texan Innovation Fund, managed by the alumni group in support of The Daily Texan and its initiatives. Chairing the event is Jane Chesnutt, former editor of Woman’s Day magazine and a 2011 Distinguished...
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  • Alumni group elects officers, new board
    Cliff Avery has been re-elected as president of Friends of The Daily Texan, Inc. for another one-year term. Friends Secretary John Reetz has been re-elected for an additional term. New officers of the Friends group are: • Vice President Christine Garrison, replacing former vice president Lilly Rockwell, who remains on the board. Christine spent 1996-99 on The  Texan as a reporter, assistant news editor and news editor before serving on the Texas Student Media board. A native Austinite, Christine graduated from UT-Austin with a Journalism degree in 1999. A short media career took her to newspapers in Austin, Houston,...
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  • 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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