Saturday, October 26, 2013

Jason Buch visits Texas State

By TARA POHLMEYER
Writing for Mass Media Student

SAN MARCOS - Immigration and border affairs reporter for the San Antonio Express-News, Jason Buch, visited Texas State on Thursday as part of Mass Comm Week.

The Texas State alumnus shared his history, including his two years spent at the Laredo Morning Times.

After the Laredo Morning Times, Buch transferred to the Express-News, taking with him a knowledge of border affairs that propelled him to his current beat.

Writing on immigration and border affairs requires Buch to travel to border cities a lot.

Precaution should be taken when visiting Mexico, Buch said. The reporter uses Twitter to see what the city is like before he travels.

Bush enjoys his current beat, but is open to something new in the future.

"Write what you dig," Buch said to aspiring journalists.

"It's not a great return on your investment of a four year degree," Buch said of journalism. "It's just fun."

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