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

  • Dean Hart: Helping Texan Is Personal
    By Roderick Hart / Dean, Moody College of Communication I was teaching happily at Purdue University when I got a job offer from UT in January of 1979. I accepted the offer and the next thing I did was take out a mail-order subscription to the Daily Texan. Knowing I’d be moving to Austin in June, I figured that reading the Texan would help me get to know the UT student body before arriving on campus. So my connection to Texas Student Media is a long one, and I now find myself in charge of its administrative side. Many...
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  • Dean offers support to keep Texan daily
    By Nicole Cobler and Jordan Rudner / The Daily Texan At its annual budget meeting, the Texas Student Media board voted to keep The Daily Texan on its five-day a week print schedule after Roderick Hart, dean of the Moody College of Communications, promised to ask President William Powers Jr. for transitional funding to prevent TSM bankruptcy. “Moody will have a viable business plan in place by fall of 2017 that will put TSM on road for success,” Hart said in the meeting. “I am highly optimistic about our ability to turn around the TSM budget proposal.” TSM oversees five...
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  • The Texan: Crisis To Recovery in 12 Months
    The Media Committee of Friends of The Daily Texan, Inc. has released a detailed approach outlining a path to profitability for The Daily Texan and Texas Student Media, both in the midst of a financial crisis. The report outlines 66 specific revenue ideas that can be implemented for little or no cash outlay, plus a variety of additional changes suggested as The Texan attempts to build a viable business model for transitioning to digital delivery.   The cover page is immediately below, followed by text of the full report: Contents About This Report Before Proceeding, Ponder … Executive Summary...
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