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 2021 Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Training Academy, which runs from June 5 – 10. This will be a virtual workshop conducted online.

The Dow Jones News Fund is providing the funding for full scholarships to attend this fast-paced, hands-on multimedia training academy. See more information on the academy here: Apply now for 2021 multimedia training academy for Hispanic-Serving Institution college faculty and students

The deadline to apply has been extended to midnight on Saturday, May 15.

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

DJMTA Application 2021 for first-time attendees

Application form for Dow Jones Multimedia Training Academy 2021
  • 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 editing apps.
  • 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, Tiktok, 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 Maps, Flourish, Timelines and Charts 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, new storytelling styles and collaboration 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?
  • Do you have any experience in communities on the U.S., Mexico border?
  • Lastly, tell us about a difficult situation in a group setting and how you dealt with it:
  • Do you have any technical concerns about participating in this workshop (internet issues, using videoconferencing and team communication apps, etc.?)
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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