Monthly Archives: May 2008

UT Journalism students produce “The Wall” video documentary

Adelante, a grassroots University of Texas at Austin student publication, proudly presents its short documentary titled simply “The Wall”. The Wall is our attempt to tell the story of people affected by the proposed wall/fence/thing. We spoke with student activists, UT Brownsville administrators, a landowner, and even a charismatic Border Patrol agent named Doty.
We took great pleasure and excitement in creating this video and the accompanying print/online newspaper articles. We hope you share our enthusiasm.

Watch The Wall here:
http://adelanteonline.wordpress.com/

Background:
Two weekends ago, four ambitious J students with no funding and no professorial advising packed into a two-door Sunfire with a video camera and a large folding map of Texas. They were headed for Brownsville, our state’s southern-most border community. Why, you ask?
The Wall.
The Wall authorized by the Secure Fence Act of 2006. The Wall originally planned to cut an ugly path literally across the UT Brownsville campus. The Wall that has Rio Grande Valley landowners upset. The Wall that many Americans north of San Antonio support. The Wall that few Americans on the border do.

Two-Year Adelante! Fellowship for Missouri School of Journalism Master’s Program

You are invited to apply for the Missouri School of Journalism’s new Adelante! fellowship for early career journalists who are bilingual in Spanish and English and wish to pursue a master’s degree in journalism. The successful applicant will be in charge of the journalism’s bilingual multimedia news product, Adelante!, and provide leadership to undergraduate and graduate journalism students. Preference will be given to native Spanish speakers with a strong interest in Hispanic issues.
The stipend for the Adelante! Fellowship is $5,000 per semester ($10,000 for the academic year). Additional benefits include a complete waiver of resident and non-resident educational fees (tuition). In most cases, this amounts to an educational fee waiver of approximately $13,000 per year. For more information on the fellowship’s benefits please contact academic advisor Martha Pickens, pickensm@missouri.edu .
For more information about the Adelante! Fellowship contact Katherine Reed, reedkath@missouri.edu. The deadline for applications is September 1.
More information is also available here:
http://journalism.missouri.edu/news/2007/07-30-adelante-fellowship.html