An association for alumni and supporters of The Daily Texan

Friends of The Daily Texan

An association for alumni and supporters of The Daily Texan

Friends of The Daily Texan

An association for alumni and supporters of The Daily Texan

Friends of The Daily Texan

Contact Information
Friends of The Daily Texan, Inc.
1401 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701

[email protected]

UT President Hartzell to speak at Friends of Daily Texan dinner

University of  Texas President Jay Hartzell will speak at the April 8 Friends of The Daily Texan Hall of Fame dinner on the Austin campus.

Hartzell will join Moody College of Communication Dean Jay Bernhardt, who also will speak to the group.

Twice postponed due to the pandemic, the event on April 8 in the Shirley Bird Perry ballroom of  The Texas Union building will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., and continue at 7 p.m. with the dinner.

UT President Jay Hartzell

In addition to remarks by Hartzell and Bernhardt, the dinner will recognize Daily Texan Hall of Fame honorees, including a nationally-known medical reporter/podcaster, a decades-long columnist and expert on Texas politics, three Pulitzer Prize winning photographers, two Washington Post senior staffers – one is the Managing Editor of diversity and inclusion, and the second an expert on Wall Street and government programs to save small businesses and the eviction crisis.

Tickets are still available. If you can’t attend, please consider sponsoring a Daily Texan staff member to attend.

Register to attend or sponsor a student here:

In addition, senior Texan editors will provide an update on The Daily Texan’s journalistic efforts, and how they published during the pandemic.

Moody College Dean Jay Bernhardt

Also, winners of Daily Texan staff scholarships presented by Friends of  The Daily Texan, Jerry and Becky Conn, John McConnico and Jean-Marc Bouju and John Pope will be recognized.

In addition, attendees will hear from a former Texan staffer who was the face and voice of the Longhorns for more than 50 years, a decades-long AP reporter and economics expert who has covered 13 Treasury secretaries and five chairs of the Federal Reserve, a highly respected community journalist well known across south Texas and the state, a pioneer  Mexican-American journalist, a husband-wife Texas Student Publications team who guided young journalists through their Daily Texan experience and a reporter-editor and Olympics expert for his early career, who later focused on emerging technology and new platforms, building from scratch a digital structure serving 40-plus metro and community papers.

Read more about honorees here:


“There’s a lot of pent-up interest in the dinner, since we had to cancel the 2020 and 2021 dinners,” said a statement from the board of Friends of The Daily Texan.

“It will be a great time to reconnect with friends and colleagues, and also recognize  Hall of Fame honorees.”

Please message [email protected] with any questions.