POSTPONED – Applications open for 2020 multimedia training academy for Hispanic-Serving Institution college faculty and students

Due to safety concerns and travel limitations related to the coronavirus pandemic, the Dow Jones Multimedia Training Academy in El Paso is being postponed. We are considering options for later in the summer. The dates are still TBD as we monitor the situation. Borderzine is now accepting applications from college journalism instructors and students for full scholarships to attend its 11th annual Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Training Academy at the University of Texas at El Paso from May 29 to June 4. The workshop has trained more than 100 educators from Hispanic-serving institutions who brought back digital reporting skills to their classrooms. This year the program is expanding to include some college students as well as previous faculty participants who are interested in working on next-level skills.  In an effort to encourage more schools to cultivate students for the Dow Jones News Fund College Internship Program, previous Multimedia Training Academy attendees are welcome to apply if their institutions have had students accepted into the internship program.

Application for returning professors for the Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Training Academy

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. In an effort to encourage more schools to cultivate students for the Dow Jones News Fund College Internship Program, college faculty who have previously attended the Multimedia Training Academy are welcome to apply to attend again if their institutions have had students accepted into the Dow Jones News Fund internship program. 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.

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

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.

Application for college journalism students for the 2020 Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Training Academy

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 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.

The Rarámuri experience in Ciudad Juárez

One of the main indigenous groups in the state of Chihuahua is known as the Tarahumada. They recognize themselves as Rarámuri. Most live in the mountains, but they also have colonies within Ciudad Juarez exclusively for them. Adriana Garcia, a Mixteca Juárense, interviewed Rosalinda Guadalajara, the local governor of the Rarámuri. Transcript (English translation below)
INTRODUCCION: Este verano las universidades de UTEP y UACJ colaboraron para grabar historias personales de ambos lados de esta frontera.

Borderzine now accepting applications for Journalism in July 2019, a summer multimedia workshop for high school students

Borderzine is accepting applications from El Paso-area high school juniors and seniors for scholarships to attend the 16th annual Journalism in July (JIJ) workshop at the University of Texas at El Paso on July 22-28,
Fill out the application form here. For more than 15 years, the workshop has provided journalism training to more than 220 students from high schools in the Borderland – El Paso, Ciudad Juárez, Las Cruces and surrounding areas. A goal of the workshop is to encourage high school students of diverse backgrounds who are already interested in journalism to pursue future studies and careers in news media and communication. “Journalism in July encouraged me to pursue a career in journalism,” said Gloria Heredia, a 2012 alumna of the program and multimedia journalism student at the University of Texas at El Paso. “This program opened my eyes.

International commuters worry about possible border shutdown

By Marisol Chavez and Valeria Olivares
University of Texas at El Paso students are experiencing as long as five hours to cross from Juarez and are becoming more anxious as President Donald Trump threatens to close the border. “It’s stressful to think that you might be in Juarez and then the border might shut down,” said Arlen Ozuna, a UTEP student and El Paso Country Club employee. “You’re not going to be able to go to school, you’re not going to be able to go to work.”
The longer and slower lines at the international bridges are affecting people who cross the border regularly for school, work, shopping and even visiting family. At a news conference last week in El Paso, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said he was moving 750 officers from international bridges throughout the Southwest to assist in migrant processing effort. He acknowledge this would disrupt the movement of goods and people across the border, especially over the Semana Santa (Holy Week) period. Long lines have been reported this week at bridges between the U.S. and Mexico throughout the Southwest border.

El Paso’s Segundo Barrio Futbol Club scores U.S. Soccer Foundation award for impact

The U.S. Soccer Foundation this week honored an El Paso program based in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods for making a difference in sports-based youth development. The Segundo Barrio Futbol Club was presented the 2019 Urban Soccer Symposium Award for Impact at the foundation’s 13th annual Urban Soccer Symposium March 18 in Washington, D.C. Awards for organizations or individuals were presented in three categories: influence, innovation, and impact. Related: Love of Segundo Barrio leads Englishman to form soccer club

“It is with great pleasure that we present the third annual Urban Soccer Symposium Awards to We Can Kick It, Segundo Barrio FC, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel,” Ed Foster-Simeon, President and CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation said in a press release. “It is because of the innovations of organizations and individuals like these that we continue to grow as a community and, in turn, are able to positively impact more and more young lives through sport.”

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel received the 2019 Influence Award, which was awarded to an individual holding public office who has leveraged his or her position to support, advocate for, and champion sports-based youth development efforts in underserved communities. We Can Kick It received the 2019 Innovation Award for using soccer as a tool to inspire and empower children and their families affected by cancer. 

Segundo Barrio FC received the Impact Award for its work using soccer as a tool for social change by developing programs that foster the physical, mental, and emotional growth of youth in the El Paso, Texas neighborhood, Segundo Barrio. Founded in 2011, Segundo Barrio FC is a volunteer-run organization and started with just one team.