Borderzine Presents: Hidden El Paso

Borderzine Presents is a TV-style news show on the internet that explores segments of Border Life. For the summer of 2016 the program explored an eclectic mix of El Paso’s hidden hazards and unexpected gems in this special report that aired on June 30, 2016.

Stories for this installment include:

  • How El Paso is fighting Zika
  • Snakes, snakes, snakes
  • Take a closer look at “weeds”
  • The fascinating story behind Ardovino’s Desert Crossing
  • Tiny treasure hunting with geocaching
  • The quest to identify thousands of antique photos
  • One local basketball great’s personal mission
  •  Borderland athletes have competitive edge in fencing

The show is produced by UT El Paso students who work in teams to create multimedia story packages that are broadcast via Google Hangouts on Air, then published on the bilingual border life magazine website Borderzine.com. UTEP’s Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies helps sponsor the training for the students.

This is the second year of the project. The program’s first show, Borderzine Presents: El Paso’s Creative Economy, aired May 29, 2015 at the conclusion of a special 9-day Maymester course.

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The multimedia journalism program in the Communication Department at UT El Paso strives to provide the hands-on training that the next generation of journalists need to stand out. We are grateful for the contribution of time and expertise of professionals from area newsrooms who participated in the May-June 2016 Broadcast News course and helped our students produce Borderzine Presents.  


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