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1819 N. Main St.
San Antonio TX, 78212

What is the The Ranger? 

The Ranger, established in 1926, is a project of Journalism classes in the Department of Media Communications. The nationally recognized weekly student newspaper and companion news site, The Ranger Online, provide the only independent source of news and information in the Alamo Community College District.

What will I learn? 

Ranger staffers have an opportunity to practice what they learn in classes and labs — reporting, newswriting, editing, layout and design, web editing, photojournalism and multimedia reporting. This real-world multimedia experience allows them to build portfolios showcasing their skills in print, web and social media. Students work as a team and have the opportunity to apply for leadership positions each semester.  

What can I do with this course of study? 

 Working on The Ranger helps students develop strong skills that launch careers in newspapers, magazines, radio, television, photojournalism, documentary filmmaking and multimedia journalism.  Additionally, these communication skills are sought after in public relations, advertising law, business, entertainment and public policy.

What's special about program? 

The Ranger and The Ranger Online and individual staffers regularly win state and national competitions. The Ranger has won 11 Pacemakers, co-sponsored by the Associated Collegiate Press and Newspaper Association of America Foundation and considered the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism, and is a member of the Pacemaker Hall of Fame. The Texas Community Journalism Association named The Ranger editor the Texas Journalist of the Year in 2011.

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