Educators from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) learned how to use the latest technology at two summer workshops sponsored by the Dow Jones News Fund at the University of Texas at El Paso and Western Kentucky University.

The goal was to teach the instructors to use video, audio and web equipment and editing software to produce multimedia stories so they could in turn teach their students these same skills. College students were brought in to work along with the professors.

University of Texas at El Paso Multimedia Training Academy
Links to projects:
Vacas sin fronteras: Livestock crossing fuels economy
Bowie Bakery – 42 years of traditional pan dulce
Pedro Castro Family carries charrería tradition through generations
Lucy’s, Good Coffee and La Malinche: It’s all in The Familia


Lisa Button, University of Arizona, Tucson
Laura Castaneda, San Diego City College
Steve Elliot, Arizona State University, Tempe
Tracy Everbach, University of North Texas, Denton
Jennifer Fleming, California State University Long Beach
Kym Fox, Texas State University, San Marcos
Melita Garza, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
Jack Glasscock, Illinois State University, Normal
Teresa Hernandez, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant
Teresa Ponte, Florida International University, Miami
John Schmeltzer, University of Oklahoma, Norman
Maggy Zanger, University of Arizona, Tucson

Here is a promotional video featuring the 2013 Multimedia Training Academy participants: