Student Publications


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Catch up on the latest breaking news at and discover why the student run team has consistently won awards for over 100 years.


National and regional student awards highlight excellence


2022 Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award

The top national award in collegiate journalism


Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker 100 Award

A top 100 Pacemaker recipient for sustained excellence


2022 Associated Collegiate Press Newspaper Pacemaker Awards

Multiplatform, Newspaper, and Online Finalist

First Place

2022 College Media Association Pinnacle Awards

Best Breaking News Story, Best Campus Engagement

First Place

2021 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association

Best Newspaper (Division 1)

Second Place

2022 Associated Collegiate Press Best Of Show

Best Website (Four year, 15,000 + students)

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Real World Experience

The Student Publications office provides experience and training that complements your coursework, prepares you for careers in journalism and related professions and provides endless leadership opportunities. As employees of The Shorthorn, UTA’s award-winning student newspaper (and one of UTA’s oldest traditions) and other projects, you gain experience in print and online reporting, writing, editing, photography and videography, design, advertising, website development, marketing and media management.

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In the noisy Dallas-Fort Worth media environment, we can help UTA’s 55,000+ students, faculty and staff notice and respond to your message.

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The student employee experience gives more than 100 students a year a chance to provide information that helps members of the UTA community make informed decisions about things that affect their lives. You can develop skills, build resumes, explore career options, make connections and enhance your college experience. All students on the staff of The Shorthorn work in paid positions.

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Advising and Support

Student Publications, part of the UTA Division of Student Affairs, provides professional advising and administrative support for the staff of The Shorthorn. Operations are supported by revenue from advertising and allocations from the UTA Student Service Allocation Committee. Advisory oversight is the responsibility of the UTA Student Publications Committee, which also selects the editor in chief of The Shorthorn. The department is part of the Division of Student Affairs.

Your success story is next

Our alumni have written their stories of achievement. You will be next.

Former Marketing Assistant -

Meet Javeria

The Shorthorn has given me experience working with analytics reports and marketing campaigns and has challenged me to work on teams.

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Former Editor in Chief -

Meet Brian

At The Shorthorn, I learned what it means to be a journalist and a leader.

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Former Marketing Manager -

Meet Joanne

Working at The Shorthorn expanded my knowledge and skills. I learned how to generate analytics reports, marketing campaigns, planned events and more.

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Former Life and Entertainment Editor -

Meet Jacob

It is the media's responsibility to highlight stories of diversity. At The Shorthorn, I was allowed to do exactly that.

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Former Editor In Chief -

Meet Narda

Working at The Shorthorn has changed my life entirely. Without it, I wouldn't have the experience, the scholarships, or the internships that I've had.


Former Digital Managing Editor and Editor in Chief -

Meet Reese

I've called The Shorthorn newsroom home for three years now; I can't imagine my time at UTA without it.

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Former Ad Manager -

Meet Austin

Winning scholarships at The Shorthorn helped me understand how my work throughout the entire semester was not only recognized but appreciated.


Former Digital Managing Editor -

Meet Jonathan

I wouldn't be where I am without The Shorthorn. My adviser, writing coach at the paper helped me land a top-notch internship.

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