Borderzine is a bilingual, online news magazine covering life on the U.S.- Mexico border that is powered by UTEP multimedia journalism students. Based at the University of Texas at El Paso Multimedia Journalism Lab, the award-winning program gives students hands-on experience with news-gathering and production skills that are in high-demand in the communications industry.
An elective UTEP broadcast news class celebrates the end of the semester in the makeshift studio they created in a classroom.
Borderzine student journalists learn as they report real-life stories for TV, radio, newspapers and online media on a range of topics from immigration and government to health, education, border economics and culture. They learn how to use public records and data analysis skills for the kind of insightful reporting communities need to be well informed.
We have an incredible opportunity this year to double every donation we receive to help sustain our program and purchase much-needed production equipment as we expand our program’s broadcasting and podcasting capabilities. Every dollar donated before Dec. 31 will be matched, thanks to NewsMatch, a national grassroots campaign to support non-profit news in the U.S.
Our fundraising also helps us to provide more professional experience, conference and learning opportunities for multicultural student journalists and faculty to promote well-trained and diverse newsrooms in our region and throughout the nation.
Borderzine is building a national reputation for developing a pipeline of job-ready multicultural student journalists, contributing to a diverse news media and informed reporting about life on the U.S.-Mexico border. Graduates of the program work in local media and at major news outlets including the Associated Press, Univision, Telemundo, CNN, Dallas Morning-News, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, and many others.