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ERIC Number: EJ960709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep-15
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
New Voices: In Its Fifth Year, Journalism Project Continues to Train Hispanics in Writing and Reporting
Stuart, Reginald
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v28 n16 p14-15 Sep 2011
In this article, the author features a new multimedia, bilingual communications class called Borderzine. With an initial $15,000 seed grant from the Ford Foundation and soon afterward a four-year $400,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Borderzine is approaching its fifth anniversary with much to celebrate about its efforts to train aspiring Hispanic journalists using the populations on both sides of the nation's 2,000-mile border with Mexico as its practical classroom. The brainchild of veteran journalist Zita Arocha, the web-based multimedia, bilingual news reporting program has been woven into the communications education fabric of the University of Texas at El Paso. It has spread across the country to include a dozen other colleges serving students along the U.S.-Mexico border, from UT El Paso to Imperial Valley College in Southern California. It has trained nearly 150 students with reporting assignments that expand their learning capacity in other classes and understanding of border issues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; United States