Adam Schrag heads to the border to learn better ways to tell important stories

Adam Schrag, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication

Adam Schrag, Ph.D., associate professor of communication, will be one of 12 university faculty nationally to participate in the Dow Jones News Fund Mulitimedia Training Academy at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He’ll spend May 31-June 6 covering issues at the U.S.-Mexico border, riding with border patrol and learning multimedia storytelling techniques from experts.

The program is open to journalism instructors from Hispanic Serving Institutions and is organized by Borderzine through a grant from Dow Jones News Fund. Borderzine is UTEP’s web magazine.

“The trainers at the academy understand what educators need to learn about new and emerging technologies to better prepare their students for the fast-changing future,” Linda Shockley, deputy director of Dow Jones News Fund, told Borderzine. “This quality of instruction at absolutely no cost to participants and their universities is priceless.”

“The goal of this experience is to learn and practice news reporting using a variety of digital equipment, software programs and platforms. Participating instructors are expected to translate this learning into training for their students, making them more competitive in the media industry,” according to Borderzine.

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