Tarleton State University’s JTAC News returns to weekly publication this fall

JTAC News Returns to Weekly Print Schedule

JTAC News Returns to Weekly Print Schedule

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton State University’s official student-run newspaper, JTAC News, will hit newsstands on a weekly basis come this September. Part of the Division of Student Life, the award-winning publication made its debut in 1919.

“I’m excited to tackle this challenge and better serve our university community with a more frequent publication,” said Hilaree Foreman, JTAC News editor. “This will greatly improve our breadth of coverage and hopefully keep our students, faculty and staff better informed about what’s happening at Tarleton.”

JTAC News, previously called The J-TAC, was last published as a weekly issue in April 2011 when it attempted to become an online-only publication.

“It’s not clear why the decision was made to kill the print issue,” said Caleb Chapman, director of Student Publications. “Once I came on board, we immediately began efforts to bring back the printed edition.”

A year later in April 2012, JTAC News began printing a monthly issue and currently prints on a bi-weekly basis during fall and spring semesters.

“Producing a newspaper provides our students with a myriad of experiences that can be used in any career path,” Chapman said. “We provide a completely student-driven environment that enhances their skills with writing, interpersonal communication, teamwork, meeting deadlines, problem solving, management and a lot more.

“It’s definitely a holistic experience.”

JTAC News will debut its first regular weekly print edition Sept. 1.

“I think this is a great move for JTAC News,” Foreman said. “This new format will make the paper better and more relevant.”

To view JTAC News online, visit www.jtacnews.com.

Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.


Contact: Caleb Chapman – Director of Student Publications
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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.