The 2016 Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Training Academy at the University of Texas, El Paso, trained journalism professors from Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in media creation and editing for effective multimedia storytelling on the web. The participants worked in teams to create multimedia story packages that were published on the bilingual border life magazine website Borderzine.com.
Multimedia Training Academy projects and participants:
El Paso social services respond to Cuban refugee crisis: Produced by Sissel McCarthy, Hunter College; Benjamin Davis, California State University, Northridge; and Jenny Moore, Texas A&M University – San Antonio.
Downtown El Paso set to ride streetcar revival: Produced by Sheryl Kennedy Haydel, Xavier University of Louisiana; Eilene Wollslager, Our Lady of the Lake University; and Stu VanAirsdale, Sacramento State University.
El Paso becoming new frontier for space research, business ventures: Produced by Gwyneth Doland, University of New Mexico; Myna German, Delaware State University; and Hugo Perez, New Mexico State University.
Latino entrepreneurs make their mark through microbrewing: Produced by Bonnie Stewart, California State University, Fullerton; Stacey Patton, Morgan State University; and Indira Somani, Howard University.
El Paso filmmakers explain why Texas is not Hollywood: Produced by Karima Haynes, Bowie State University; Michael DiBari, Hampton University; and Alice Stephens,Clark Atlanta University.