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Give to Borderzine

Join us in our mission to provide journalism that deepens the understanding of the people and issues of the U.S., Mexico borderland. Our work gives voice to our communities and brings greater diversity to news media by helping multicultural journalism students gain the skills and networking they need to be competitive in the media industry.

 

Your tax-deductible gift will help us:

● Support accurate, independent journalism in the borderland, providing opportunities for multicultural journalism students to gain newsroom experience in the classroom
● Pay for public records used in reporting
● Provide resources to support journalism students through professional internships
● Provide for equipment for multimedia reporting and community outreach
● Bring greater access to training and professional development in community reporting and investigative journalism
● Develop strong pipelines for media and academic opportunities to develop future newsroom talent
● Provide specialized programs for building excellence and credibility in journalism

(Donations may be made through the University of Texas at El Paso’s donor form below) 
 

Donations also may be made through the University of Texas at El Paso bymailing 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.

 

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 us 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 us at webmaster@borderzine.com

 

Our 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:   

 

2019-2020

  • NewsMatch campaign $19,000
  • The Jonathan Logan Family Foundation gave $5,800 in matching donations in support of our NewsMatch campaign in 2018.
  • 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 Hispanic-serving Institutions. This year we expanded on digital animation training and mobile reporting tools.

2017-2018

  • Individual donations – $16,000
  • Major gifts:
    • $5,000 – Roger and Ada Fidler
    • $2,000 – Jodie Mena
    • $1,000 – Alicia Sotomayor
    • $1,000 – Zita Arocha
    • $1,000 – J. Israel Balderas
  • A Dow Jones News Fund grant for the Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Journalism Training Academy. $28,000. The grant supported supplies and training for 12 college journalism faculty from Hispanic-serving Institutions. This year we added 360 video to the program.

2016-2017

  • A Dow Jones News Fund grant for the Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Journalism Training Academy. $25,000. The grant supported supplies and training for 12 college journalism faculty from Hispanic-serving Institutions
  • A Dow Jones News Fund grant for the Journalism in July high school journalism program. $3000.

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.