The Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Training Academy trains college and university journalism professors from Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) in media creation and editing for effective multimedia storytelling on the web. Participants receive hands-on training working with video, audio and photography and put those skills to the test as they cover the El Paso community. This year’s participants worked in teams of three to produce multimedia packages about El Paso’s changing neighborhoods and gentrification.

The participants story packages were published on the bilingual border life magazine website 

Multimedia Training Academy projects and participants:

On the wake of Pancho Villa’s 140th birthday, three women wage a battle against gentrification in El Paso’s oldest neighborhood  Produced by Jesús Ayala, California State University, Fullerton; Lillian Agosto-Maldonado, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (Puerto Rico) ; and Daniel Evans, Florida International University.

Central El Paso’s Manhattan Heights and Five Points neighborhood revitalization fuels new vibe
Produced by Geoff Campbell, University of Texas, Arlington; Lorena Figueroa, El Paso Community College; and Nicole Perez Morris, Texas A&M University, Kingsville.

Borderland support builds for tech startups
Produced by Dino Chiecchi, University of Texas, El Paso; Darren Phillips, New Mexico State University; and Sarah Platt, University of Puerto Rico.

The gradual rebirth of Downtown El Paso’s historic buildings
Produced by Kelly Kauffhold, Texas State University; Julie Patel-Liss, California State University, Fullerton; and Mary Jo Shafer, Northern Essex Community College.