The University of Texas, El Paso, held its sixth annual Multimedia Training Academy, an intensive week-long training program, for 12 community college and university journalism teachers from Hispanic Serving Institutions across the U.S from May 29 to June 4.

This fast-paced, hands-on workshop focused on the art of telling a story with new media technology software and handheld tools. Professors learned how to craft stories using Premier, Audacity, Sound Slides and Adobe Photoshop. They produced four mulitmedia story packages on preserving border area wetlands, UTEP campus transformation, efforts to improve water quality in the border region’s many poor colonies, and a middle class neighborhood’s successful effort to buy and preserve an endangered desert arroyo.

Links to projects:
El Paso group moves to save mountains
UTEP researchers developing water filter to help colonias
UTEP transforms heart of campus with plaza renovation
Wetlands, retired professor offer refuge to wildlife

Marcy Burstiner, Humbolt State College
Lori Dann, Eastfield College
Cathleen Dean, Nova Southeastern University
Megan Fitzgerald, Nova Southeastern University
Alexandra Hinojosa, El Paso Community College
Frederick Mann, University of Texas Pan-American
Neil Reisner, Florida International University
Sylvia Rico Sanchez, East Lost Angeles College
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, University of Texas, Austin
Nancy Sharkey, University of Arizona
Gwen Shaffer, California State University
Mary Tolan, Northern Arizona University