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Give to Borderzine

Help support our mission to bring greater diversity to news media by helping multicultural journalism students gain the skills and networking they need to be competitive in the media industry.

Join us now and your tax-deductible gift will help us:

● Provide opportunities for Latino students to gain newsroom experience and showcase their work on Borderzine.com

● Engage newsroom editors and top management to help develop future newsroom talent

● Provide resources to support journalism students through professional internships

● Provide advice and help on career development

● Engage in partnerships with Hispanic-serving colleges and universities

● Provide specialized training for journalism instructors teaching at Hispanic-serving institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities

● Recruit professional journalism mentors

Donations may be made through the University of Texas at El Paso’s donor site at the following link:

https://givingto.utep.edu/borderzine

Or mailed to:

UTEP University Development
Kelly Hall, 7th Fl.
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968-0524
Make check payable to “UTEP” and specify Borderzine.com in memo line.

For more information on donations or sponsorships, contact Borderzine.com director Zita Arocha at zarocha@utep.edu. 915-747-8798

Become a Sponsor

Giving at the corporate sponsor level can support Borderzine’s mission of promoting diversity in media by underwriting our programs for critical newsroom training and competitive new media skills for communication students at Hispanic-serving schools.

Borderzine offers sponsorship spots on our website and our email-newsletter. We are happy to customize a sponsorship package that meets your company or organization needs.

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact Kate Gannon, digital content manager, at webmaster@borderzine.com

Media Recruiters, partner with us

Are you interested in diversifying your newsroom by offering internships to our qualified and skilled Borderzine students? Please contact Zita Arocha, Borderzine director, at zarocha@utep.edu

Funding

Borderzine was created in December 2008 with a seed grant from the Ford Foundation ($35,000) and a three-year operating grant from the Knight Foundation ($419,000). UTEP also provides ongoing support from UTEP for faculty, equipment, and lab space.   

Borderzine receives small individual donations from supporters and community members on an ongoing basis. It has received additional yearly program funding since its inception from other foundations, as follows:   

2016-2017

A Dow Jones News Fund grant for the Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Journalism Training Academy (DJMMTA). $24,000. The grant supported supplies and training for 12 community college and university journalism faculty from Hispanic Serving Institutions and HBCU’s across the U.S.

  • A Dow Jones News Fund grant for the Journalism in July high school journalism program. $3000
  • Gannett Foundation donation for Journalism in July. $5000
  • General support for Borderzine from the Scripps Foundation. $5000

2015-2016

  • Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good” community giving program. $20,000.
  • A Dow Jones News Fund grant for the Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Journalism Training Academy. $30,000. The grant supported supplies and training for 12 college journalism faculty from HSI’s and HBCU’s.
  • A Dow Jones News Fund grant for the Journalism in July high school journalism program. $3000.

 2014-2015

  • Dow Jones News Fund grant for the Dow Jones Multimedia Training Academy. $25,000
  • Dow Jones News Fund grant for Journalism in July. $6,000.
  • McCormick Tribune/Poynter Institute grant for Specialized Reporting Institute on Immigration. $39,000.

Funding information for previous years coming soon.