A weekly roundup of national and international news about Texas.
The Supreme Court case of Fisher v. University of Texas is making headlines across the country, “with the future of affirmative action in higher education hanging in the balance,” The New York Timesreported. The Washington Post discussed the case in a video, while NPR has its own take. Before the arguments, The New York Times also wrote a profile of the woman at the heart of the case: Abigail Fisher.
Lance Armstrong was also back in the news this past week. The Associated Press described the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency case as “page after page of damning details.” The New York Times outlined the “hundreds of pages of eyewitness testimony from teammates, e-mail correspondence, financial records and laboratory analyses.” In addition, The Times wrote that his participation in triathlons has received a mixed reception. To follow The Times’ nonstop coverage, consult its topics page on Armstrong.
Welcome to Reporting Texas, a digital media initiative from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Reporting Texas accepts submissions from undergraduate and graduate students throughout the university, promoting engagement in the digital age of journalism.
Supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and its Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education, Reporting Texas serves four primary goals: To showcase the best work of our University of Texas at Austin undergraduate and graduate students; to offer quality, multimedia reporting to local, state, and national news outlets; to experiment with new approaches in journalism education; and to combine aspects of community reporting with multimedia resources.
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