College Media Podcast: Claire Smith, Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Texan, U. of Texas at Austin

Claire Smith is a rising senior at the University of Texas at Austin and the editor-in-chief of The Daily Texan student newspaper. She previously served the paper as a senior columnist and copy editor.

For this edition of the College Media Podcast, recorded last week at the University of Georgia during the annual Management Seminar for College News Editors (MSCNE), Smith discusses the complexities of covering a trio of stories — a recent alum’s death, an ongoing Confederate statue controversy and a “joke” student government campaign. She also offers advice to new and prospective student journalists about the importance of continually flexing the writing muscle and bonding with your student media colleagues — even when on deadline.

To listen in, click here or anywhere on the image embedded below. To check out the full College Media Podcast stream, click here.

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