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Press Club of Dallas launches initiatives for local journalism students

October 2, 2019

October 2, 2019

With its commitment to investing in the future of journalism, the Press Club of Dallas is launching two initiatives to benefit journalism students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area:

The Student Press Conference series will feature North Texas newsmakers and give journalism students a chance to hone their interview skills. Students from area universities, junior colleges, prep and high school journalism programs will be invited to participate. Members of the Press Club will coordinate the press conference and help prepare the students, but all questions will be formulated and asked by the students.

The first StudentPress Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Dallas County CommunityCollege District’s Brookhaven campus. Award-winning Texas Monthly writer Skip Hollandsworth, author of the recently published book “The Midnight Assassin”and of the magazine story that inspired the movie “Bernie,” will be answering questions from eight area journalism students.

The second initiative is the Press Club of Dallas’ Speakers Group, which will coordinate appearances by experienced journalists in a class or school gathering.Professors and teachers will be able to choose from a list of Press Club associates and journalism-related topics.       

“The future of journalism and of the free press is with education,” says Press Club president Paul Wahlstrom. “These initiatives expand our ongoing efforts to support student journalists.”

For information contact Press Club of Dallas president Paul Wahlstrom at

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