A Look at Life During and After the Prize
This introduction was written by the first student group to work on Through Their Texas Eyes in the fall semester of 2019.
The Pulitzer Prize is the most prestigious award a journalist can receive. The University of Texas at Austin has 25 Pulitzer Prize winners and they have given us the opportunity to share their experiences.
We’re creating a podcast series detailing the stories behind the Pulitzer Prize-winning alumni of the University of Texas at Austin. Episodes will include gripping narratives about their reporting experiences, as well as commentary and perspectives from student journalists. Each episode will discuss the professional and personal impact the Pulitzer had on the journalists and their subjects, along with highlighting what aspects of the story made it worthy of journalism’s top prize. We’re excited to take listeners on this journey with us as we learn what it takes to receive a Pulitzer Prize. But before we dive into their stories, let’s take a look at the people behind the podcast:
My name is Miranda Larralde and I am a fourth-year Journalism and Radio-TV-Film major at The University of Texas at Austin. I am currently the president of the Gateway Mentor Program within the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence and I also work with the digital media team at the New Student Services on campus. I enjoy editing videos and creating graphics, so creating a podcast is something relatively new to me, but I am excited to learn the ins and outs of building one. Throughout this process, I hope to learn more about Adobe Audition and the basic techniques of editing audio files to create a fluid and understandable podcast.
My name is Natalia Darby and I am a senior journalism student at the University of Texas at Austin. I graduate in the fall of 2019 with hopes to have a career in entertainment journalism. I am currently a writer with HorrorWeb, where I create blog posts and write articles for their annual magazine. I have only done written journalism since I started on this path in 2009, so podcasting is very new to me. I know little to nothing about editing audio and am interested in learning how to do that in a way that makes it seamless. I hope to gain knowledge and skills on what it takes to not only create a podcast but to market and promote one. I would like to be able to use what I learn through this project to create podcasts for future employers and possibly with my fiance as a hobby.
Hey! I’m Sofia Tyreman and I am a senior journalism student at the University of Texas at Austin. I’ll be an official graduate come Spring 2020 and am still on the hunt for an internship focused primarily on writing. Although writing is and always will be my first love, I also have experience with photojournalism and videojournalism and have wanted to dive into the realm of podcasting for a while. I’m relatively new to creating a podcast and am excited to learn a new form of storytelling. I hope to use the knowledge I gain from this experience to further my career as a journalist as well as for future personal projects.
Hi everybody! My name is Astrid Alvarado and I am a fourth-year journalism and political communication student at the University of Texas at Austin. I have a huge passion for news and staying informed and I have been able to express these passions in the form of video and audio. I am a video producer for the Daily Texan and had an audio internship with KUT. I am so excited to expand my audio editing skills as I would still consider myself a novice. As a journalist, I feel so lucky to hear from Pulitzer Prize winners who have walked the same path I am as fellow Longhorns.