About us

Talon Student Media (TSM) is the independent, student-run media at The University of Texas at Tyler.


So many facets of our media organization call TSM home, including:

  • Our print newspaper: The Patriot Talon

  • The Inspired Minds Literary Magazine

  • The Patriot Pulse Lifestyle Magazine

  • Talon Podcasting

  • Talon TV (our YouTube channel)

  • Social media

Our goal is to inform, entertain, educate and heighten awareness of students, faculty and administrators at UT Tyler. Staff members will be responsible journalists by maintaining high ethical standards with fairness, accuracy and balance.

TSM encourages and provides an avenue for free flow of student expressions and opinions. The newspaper will serve as a learning tool to help students gain experience in all aspects of the print media. TSM is a public forum.


We are an independent, student-run news outlet. We strive to inform, educate and entertain students, faculty and staff at the University of Texas at Tyler. TSM staff members receive training to follow responsible journalism codes of ethics. The Patriot encourages and proves a way for all student voices to be heard. TSM is open to students of all majors and serves as a learning tool for print, video, podcasting, radio, web and social media. Staff members will also gain experience in critical thinking, teamwork, time management and leadership.




Chandler Gibson


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Managing Editor

Public Relations Director

Arinellys Rosario


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Productions Manager


Opinion Editor

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Arts and Lifestyle Editor

Food Editor

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Staff Writers

Patricia Garcia
Travis King
Ayush Kumar
Alyssa Luther
Karen Mendoza
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Newsroom: 903-566-7131


Ads: 903-565-5536


Email: editor@patriottalon.com

The University of Texas at Tyler

University Center 3114

Tyler, TX, 75799 

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 The University of Texas at Tyler

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