Journalism in July 2013 is now accepting applications from high school students

2012 Journalism in July visit Univision 26. (©

2012 Journalism in July visit Univision 26. (©


To all El Paso area high school journalism/media student advisors:

We invite you to nominate your top journalism students for “Journalism in July” at the UTEP campus from July 7-14.

Journalism in July recruits 20 students from high schools in the El Paso area to train them in the basics of journalism and how to use digital tools to tell stories on the web.

2012 Journalism in July visit Univision 26. (©

2012 Journalism in July students on a field trip to KINT-TV, Channel 26. In the picture, News Director Zoltan Csanyi-Salcedo and News Anchor Karla Mariscal. (©

During the 7-day residential workshop, student journalists stay in the UTEP campus dormitories. UTEP faculty and volunteer media professionals teach news reporting and writing as well as video, audio and photography practices. They visit print and broadcast media outlets, and ultimately produce a bilingual, multimedia student web magazine filled with news and enterprise stories and featuring digital photography and video.

There is no cost for the students to attend; we furnish tuition, housing, food and transportation. The University of Texas at El Paso in conjunction with Borderzine, have sponsored the summer workshop, “Journalism in July,” at the UTEP campus for 10 years.

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, and the UTEP Department of Communication host this summer’s 11th annual workshop. It also receives support from local sponsors such as the Hervey Foundation, El Paso Community Foundation, El Paso Electric Company, El Paso Times, among others.

You can download the student application clicking here. Please note that the completed form must be accompanied by the following: a teacher’s letter of recommendation nominating the student, a purpose statement by the student, and writing samples, if available. We hope to notify applicants the week of April 29. If accepted into the program, we require a $25 non-refundable deposit from the participant to hold their spot. Please submit application and application requirements to Journalism in July Coordinator, Angel Cancino via email to

You may nominate more than one student from your school, but please understand that only 20 students will be selected. Dow Jones rules prohibit a student repeating a workshop in subsequent years, or going to two in the same summer, even if at different universities.

To get an idea of the top-quality work produced by last summer’s workshop participants, you can read all about it in their web magazine, That’s What They Said.

For questions, please feel free to contact Journalism in July Coordinator Angel Cancino, at (915) 747-8475, and via email:, or Program Director, Zita Arocha, at (915) 747-8798

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