Faculty Profile for Terry Bertling

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Terry Bertling
Senior Lecturer — School of Jrnlism & Mass Comm
Old Main 236B
phone: (512) 245-2656

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Terry Bertling has more than four decades of experience as a full-time journalist, most of which was as an editor or managing editor in positions that still allowed reporting and writing assignments. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of the Incarnate Word (graduating with distinction, a 4.0 GPA, in 2009).

Teaching Interests

Reporting, Writing, Multimedia Journalism, Grammar

Research Interests

Bertling's master's degree thesis was in "The Role of Niche Products in Newspaper Profitability and Readership." The topic is still an area of great interest as news organizations look for ways to engage smaller niche audiences instead of trying to be all things to all readers.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Bertling, T. S. (2021). “New book ‘Growing Up in the Lone Star State’ explores childhoods of famous Texans such as Henry Cisneros, Dan Rather and Lyndon Baines Johnson.” https://www.expressnews.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article/New-book-Growing-Up-in-the-Lone-Star-State-16664422.php, p. E18. Retrieved from expressnews.com (behind paywall on subscriber site)
  • Bertling, T. S. (2018, November 7). “2 S.A. hikers complete Appalachian Trail.” Retrieved from https://www.expressnews.com/lifestyle/article/2-S-A-hikers-complete-the-Appalachian-Trail-13371559.php
  • Bertling, T. S. (2018, May 31). “Glamping in a luxurious spot outside Wimberley.” Retrieved from https://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/article/Glamping-in-a-luxurious-spot-outside-Wimberley-12960434.php
  • Bertling, T. S. (2018, May 14). “Caribbean Journey is a short jaunt at Texas State Aquarium.” Retrieved from https://www.mysanantonio.com/lifestyle/travel-outdoors/article/Caribbean-Journey-is-a-short-jaunt-at-Texas-State-12882953.php
  • Bertling, T. S. (2018, April 21). “SA Art League & Museum to show coveted Davis Collection in June.” Retrieved from https://www.expressnews.com/sa300/article/SA-Art-League-Museum-to-show-coveted-Davis-12853553.php

Selected Service Activities

Bobcat Days for prospective freshman students
November 23, 2019
Volunteer (setup and cashier)
San Antonio Express-News employee spring book sale for scholarships
Express-News Book & Author Luncheon
November 16, 2018-November 16, 2018
Attendee / Participant
Headliners Foundation of Texas awards luncheon
September 28, 2018-September 28, 2018
Career Services Employer Advisory Board
September 2017-May 2018