Application for college journalism instructors for the Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Training Academy (first-time attendees)

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Journalism college instructors and students, please fill out the appropriate form to apply for the 2020 Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Training Academy, which runs from May 29 – June 4, 2020 on the UT El Paso campus.

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

The deadline to apply is midnight on Friday, March 27. For more information: Multimedia journalism training academy for college faculty accepting applications for 2020

For questions about the Dow Jones Multimedia Training Academy, please contact program director, Kate Gannon,  via email at kagannon at utep.edu.

DJMTA Application 2020 for first-time attendees

Application form for Dow Jones Multimedia Training Academy 2020
  • 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, Flourish and Tableau 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
  • Using a scale from 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest) RATE YOUR INTEREST in learning more about 360 video and photo storytelling during this workshop
  • What other software have you tried or are interested in learning more about? Please explain
  • What apps or techniques 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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