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.
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
The Ranger Online: http://www.theranger.org