Apply for the 2017 Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Training Academy

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Journalism college instructors, please fill out the form below to apply for the 2017 Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Training Academy, which runs from June 2nd through June 8th.

Borderzine is now accepting applications from journalism instructors at Hispanic serving institutions and at Historically Black Colleges and Universities for full scholarships to attend its eighth annual Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Training Academy on the UT El Paso campus.

The Dow Jones News Fund provides the funding for full scholarships to 12 journalism instructors from across the country to attend this fast-paced, hands-on multimedia training academy. The fellowship covers airfare (up to $500) to and from El Paso, lodging at the Hilton Garden Inn near campus with breakfast every day, four lunches and two dinners during the workshop. 

The deadline to apply is midnight on Friday April 7th. For more information: Multimedia journalism training academy for college faculty accepting applications for 2017

For questions about the Dow Jones Multimedia Training Academy, please feel free to contact Program Coordinator, Angel Cancino, at his cell number (915) 226-2616, and via email at aecancino@miners.utep.edu, or Program Director, Kate Gannon, at (915) 747-5129, and via email at kagannon at utep.edu.

DJMTA Application 2017

Application form for Dow Jones Multimedia Training Academy 2017
  • Using a scale from 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest) rate your level of experience in video editing programs like Adobe Premiere, Final Cut and iMovie
  • Using a scale from 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest) rate your level of experience in audio editing programs like Adobe Audition, Audacity, ProTools and Hindenburg
  • Using a scale from 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest) rate your level of experience in professional photo editing programs like Photoshop
  • Using a scale from 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest) rate your level of experience in blogging or website content systems like Wordpress, Tumblr, Squarespace
  • Using a scale from 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest) rate your level of experience in using mobile tools for reporting, such as livestreaming, audio recording apps, video apps and live coverage on social media.
  • Using a scale from 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest) rate your interest in learning more about using social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. for journalism
  • Using a scale from 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest) rate your interest in learning more about creating graphics and interactives using tools like Google Maps, CartoDB and Tabloid to go with digital stories.
  • Using a scale from 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest) rate your interest in learning more about digital media innovation and new business models during this workshop
  • What other software have you tried or are interested in learning more about? Please explain
  • What "new" apps have you tried or are interested in learning more about like Snapchat, Facebook Live, etc.? Please explain
  • What are some non-technical challenges you currently face?
  • What are your expectations of this year's multimedia training?
  • What type of projects are you expecting to produce at the training?
  • How do you plan on applying what you learn at the Multimedia Academy in your classroom?
  • What is your motivation for applying to the Academy?
  • Do you have any special requests or concerns regarding your attendance at the Multimedia Academy?
  • Are you interested in co-publishing or publishing your students’ stories on Borderzine?
  • Have you been to the El Paso border region before?
  • Lastly, tell us about a difficult situation in a group setting and how you dealt with it:
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

 

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