Holly Wise

HollymugAfter completing her Master of Science degree in Mass Communications from Murray State University in 2008, Holly was hired as a general assignment reporter at a daily newspaper.

Within a year, she was promoted to Bureau Chief where she managed the newsroom’s operation and production as well as covered several news beats. Eventually, she became the Editor of a weekly newspaper in Texas and was promoted quickly to City Editor for the company’s main daily newspaper. As the City Editor, Holly managed the newsroom’s daily coverage for its print and online editions. She served as the lead editor on breaking news stories, special projects and long term centerpieces, and acted as the social media editor, with the principal responsibility of cultivating community engagement and enhancing digital growth.

She worked on the web desk at the Austin American-Statesman just in time to help launch their new digital product.

She founded VoiceBox Media in November 2012 and currently teaches journalism at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She is the faculty advisor of Women Communicators of Austin at Texas State and was recently nominated an Alpha Chi Honor Society Favorite Professor of 2015.

She is an alumna of the World Journalism Institute and is a frequent guest speaker at her alma mater.

Contact Holly: hwise@thevoiceboxmedia.org.



  1. Hey, thanks for the chat a few moments ago at SxSW. If I make it through to the next level, I’ll be sure to look to you for some more insight!

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