July 14, 2009

Mentoring students in multimedia

UNM, Native American Journalists Association Mentor Students in Multimedia Reporting at 25th Anniversary ConventionThe University of New Mexico is collaborating on college and high school student convergence/multimedia projects Sunday, July 26-Saturday, Aug. 1 in conjunction with the Native American Journalists Association's 25th anniversary convention, to be held in Albuquerque. Students in the projects will create multimedia news content to be featured at the NAJA Web site.

The Department of Communication and Journalism hosts the high school portion, Project Phoenix. The camp welcomes 16 high school students representing the following tribes: Laguna Pueblo, Navajo, Creek, Yup'ik, Navajo/Lakota, Oglala Lakota, Caddo, Rosebud Sioux, Cherokee, Yakama and Choctaw.

Students will learn and practice multimedia journalism, story development, field research, journalism for the Web, design, photography and broadcast journalism. They will be housed in UNM residence halls and mentored by UNM Communication and Journalism faculty, alumni and NAJA professional mentors from across the country.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Native Documentaries and News and Native Journalism:  To Tell the Truth.

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