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With more than 800 student organizations, more than 45,000 students, faculty and staff, The Battalion editors receive thousands of requests for stories and photos. Please use the guidelines to help your information make it to publication. Full story

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  • Here's a story idea

    To submit a story idea to The Battalion, send it to metro@thebatt.com and editor@thebatt.com. You are the eyes and ears of the campus and this is your student newspaper. You should include the time, date and place of the story idea. Please include at least three contact names, e-mails and phone numbers.

  • visual request form

    I'd like to request a photo

    Fill out the attached form and submit it at least a week before your event takes place. Explain to the photographer what he or she will be shooting. For example, will the event be outside? How long will the event take place? It is important to let the photographer know as much as you can about the shooting site as possible so the photographer can bring the equipment needed to cover the shoot.

Recent Achievements

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  • 2011 staff awards

    The staff was awarded for their work for 2011 in April 2012 at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association awards in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Battalion is a part of Division 1 that includes newspapers that are published three or more times per week. Contest entries were submitted this summer for 2011 national awards that will be announce in October in Chicago, Ill., at the Associated of Collegiate Press convention.

  • The Battalion staff awards

    2010 staff awards

    The Battalion received the Sweepstakes Award for the first time at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association against eight other universities in the division, including Big 12 rivals Baylor and Texas Tech. The Battalion team received awards in most of the categories at the convention April 2 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Battalion is a part of Division 1 that includes newspapers that are published three or more times per week. Two staff members received national recognition for design work in the Associated Collegiate Press 2010 Newspaper Pacemaker Award.

  • weathering the storm, hurricane ike

    2009 staff awards

    Several students who serve on The Battalion staff receive top awards

    Staff members recognized for outstanding work for 2009.

  • weathering the storm, hurricane ike

    2009 staff awards

    Several students who serve on The Battalion staff receive top awards

    Staff members recognized for outstanding work for 2009.

  • 2008 Pacemaker

    2008 staff awards

    The Battalion received the 2008 Newspaper Pacemaker Award, considered the collegiate equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, at the 87th Annual National College Media Convention on Nov. 1, 2009.

  • 2007 staff awards

    Staff members recognized for outstanding work for 2007.

  • 2006 staff awards

    Staff members recognized for outstanding work for 2006.

  • 2006-1994 first place awards

    Staff members from The Battalion participated in Texas Intercollegiate Press Association competition each year from 1994 to today. See the first place recognition staffs have received from 1994 to 2006.

Outstanding Crime Prevention Media

Other achievements and activities

The staff members of The Battalion work to seek the truth and report daily news. Full story

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Headliner's Foundation

Austin leaders offer scholarships to Aggies

Each year, the Headliners Foundation awards scholarships to outstanding communication students and college journalists attending universities across the state of Texas. Scholarship applications are distributed in January with selection in March for the following school year. Full story