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Mary Bock


Role and Company

Assistant Professor , The University of Texas


30 years experience in arts & entertainment


Austin, TX

About Mary

I am a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin with more than 20 years' experience in the news business -- primarily in TV news. I left broadcasting for a PhD at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. I teach journalism and I do research with the goal of helping photojournalists do their jobs better. I think of myself as a hybrid -- doing theory-based research, but with my feet on the ground of experience. Many of the photographers I worked with in TV are veterans, and the few vets I've had in classes since getting my PhD are terrific students.

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Mary's Recent Answers

6 months ago

When making a career change, what is the best way to go about it if you are not still young?

Strangely, specializing your interest and your search will help you more than discussing your skills as "everything." This might mean...

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11 months ago

Internal Interviews

Hi Shane -- I always like to ask what the department needs (as Dean suggested, above) and how I might...

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one year ago

Any suggestions on how to start a pet transport business?

Hi Julissa -- You might want to do some research about the demographics in your market -- are there enough...

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4 years ago

How do I meet more Veterans who are interested in buying or selling a home?

Hi Jeremy -- I don't know specific answers to your questions about programs for Veterans but I do know that...

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4 years ago

Can anyone assist me with paperwork (letters of intent, purchase orders, etc.)?

Hello Alejandro - I agree with John -- we need a little more information. Are you working from templates from...

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