Rob D’Amico

I am a communications professional, writer and former journalist who still pens an occasional article for publications across Texas.

Current Work: Communications Director for Texas AFT, a teachers union representing 65,000 school employees in Texas.

Contact:, 512-627-1343


Ongoing Professional Writing

#TxEd in the Media
A daily look at the noteworthy headlines in Texas education news, practice, policy and politics, with analyses of media coverage.

Texas AFT Legislative Hotline
A daily e-mail publication to some 50,000 Texas AFT members, educators, journalists and politicians covering legislative and education news. (Also responsible for twice-monthly newsletter–The Round-Up–that goes to 93,000 list members.

News Releases and Media Relations
A sample of news release written for Texas AFT. I am responsible for all media relations for the organization as well.

Social Media and Digital Work

I handle all social media (Facebook, Twitter and some Instagram) for Texas AFT, including posting, monitoring, promotions, and advertising. I am verified/authorized by Facebook for political advertising. I also maintain and develop content for the Web site and digital campaigns.

Engagement and Political Action

I coordinate communications for political and legislative work, including engagement of members of the public on education issues. (Example)

The Kitchen Sink

I also do graphic design, publications, and all manner of digital wizardry, as well as all the boring technical stuff that goes on behind the scenes (e.g. domain management, e-mail hosting work, troubleshooting, database work, etc.)

Published Newspaper and Magazine Writing

Austin Monthly Trails Articles

Austin Monthly

Austin Chronicle Archive

Chronicle Articles

The Medallion (Texas Historical Commission Magazine)

Austin American-Statesman

The Good Life

Body Art: Tattoos, piercings and scarification in Austin
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