The Dow Jones News Fund recognizes college educators need training to equip students for challenges and changes in the media, especially in the area of digital media skills. The Fund offered seminars at the University of Texas at El Paso and Western Kentucky University for a week. The results were several projects by the professors that challenged them to use social media, video and audio to enhance their reports.

Links to projects produced at the Multimedia Training Academy at the University of Texas El Paso:

Segundo Barrio: A “Living History” Lesson
A Campus Inside a Barrio Wrapped in a Metroplex
Drought Record in El Paso

Workshop Staff: 
Zita Arocha, director
Lourdes Cueva Chacon
Kate Gannon
Doug Mitchell
Monica Ortiz Uribe

Bruce Berman, New Mexico State University
Azenett Cornejo, University of Texas at Brownsville
Beth Bringham Georges, California State at Fullerton
Heloiza G. Herscovitz, California State at Long Beach
Macarena Hernandez, University of Houston-Victoria
Sabiha Kahn, University of Texas El Paso
Lilliam Martinez-Bustos, Florida International University
Christine McKenna, Lehman College, City University of New York
James Smart, California State University, San Bernadino
Susie Cantu, University of Texas at Brownsville
Gary Metzker, California State University at Long Beach