Twenty-four educators learned how to use the latest technology at two summer workshops sponsored by the Dow Jones News Fund at the University of Texas at El Paso and Western Kentucky University.

Pictured above: UTEP Multimedia Training Academy participants, Donna Pazdera (left) and Seok Kang (right), and instructor Mónica Ortiz Uribe (center) pose with border patrol agents. (Christopher Karadjov/


Multimedia Training Academy  at UTEP 
Zita Arocha, director


Mark Albertson, Tornillo (Texas) High School
John Freeman, University of Florida
Gina Germani, Imperial Valley College, Imperial, California
Seok Kang, University of Texas at San Antonio
Christopher Karadjov, California State University, Long Beac
Elio Leturia, Columbia College Chicago
Elizabeth Marsh, Florida International University
Robert Muilenburg, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi
Kirk Notarianni, Texas A&M University
Bradford Owen, California State University, San Bernardino
Donna Pazdera, University of Texas-Pan American
Jessica Retis, California State University, Northridge

Links to team projects:
Border Patrol
Lady Bowlers
Revolutionary Anniversary
Hopes for Downtown

Multimedia Training Academy at WKU
Dr. Pam Johnson, director

Dr. Carol Adams-Means, Huston-Tilotson University
Wayne Dawkins, Hampton (Virginia) University
Laura Downey, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee
Michael Gormley, Central State University,Wilberforce, Ohio
Dr. Phil Jeter, Winston-Salem (North Carolina) State University
Rodney Roberts, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee
Van Dora Williams, Hampton (Virginia) University
Monica Wynn, Jackson (Mississippi) State University
Dr. Paula Briggs, Norfolk (Virginia) State University
Yanick Rice Lamb, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Reggie Owens, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston
Ingrid Sturgis, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Links to team projects:
Texts Gone Wild
Friday Scene in Bowling Green
Shake Rag
It’s So Hot