Journalism

The Road to Damascus

Sep 17, 2015 By Sonia Smith

In 2012 Austin Tice answered a calling: to become a war photographer and tell the world what was happening in Syria. But then he went missing.

Dan Jenkins, Hall of Famer

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

The pride of Paschal High became the first living sportswriter to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday night. 

The Most Trusted Freshman in America

Jan 21, 2013 By Douglas Brinkley

Long before Walter Cronkite was the voice of the news, he was just a kid from Houston at the University of Texas, chasing girls, acting in school plays, and drinking cheap beer. Yet Douglas Brinkley, whose new biography of Cronkite will be released this month, argues that it was in Austin that the seeds of one of the greatest careers in American journalism were sown.

Truth or Consequences

Jan 21, 2013 By Joe Hagan

In 2004 Dan Rather tarnished his career forever with a much-criticized report on George W. Bush’s National Guard service. Eight years later, the story behind the story can finally be told: what CBS’s top-ranking newsman did, what the president of the United States didn’t do, and how some feuding Texas pols got the whole ball rolling.

Dead Line

Jan 21, 2013 By John Burnett

As the Mexican drug cartels have waged war along the border, they have also developed a disciplined approach to managing the press.

A Ride for Mrs. Oswald

Jan 1, 2003 By bobschieffer

On November 22, 1963, I was working as a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram when I answered the phone—and got a close encounter with history.