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‘Fake a-- News’

‘Fake a– News’

Brianna Chavez, Copy Editor April 1, 2019

“Fake a-- news...You’re fake. You spread fake news. You should be ashamed of yourself.” That’s what a woman yelled at local KVIA broadcast reporter, Michael Gordon just as he was about to go live Saturday morning. The woman, who held a sign...

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Tracy Roy

Perception is everything

Tracy Roy, Assistant Director of Media and Publications January 29, 2019

Perception is everything.  This may have been the most important thing I learned as a student. What I didn’t know was how much rumination I would do on those three words in the years since.  When I walked into The Prospector as a sophomore student...

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The Prospector staff in collaboration.

Tips for college students pursuing a career in journalism

Javier Cortez, Copy Editor December 3, 2018

Things You Have To Come To Grips With You are going to get paid like shit. Depending on what subset of the industry you go into, whether it be broadcast, print or multimedia, entry-level jobs do not pay well. If you can’t accept the fact that you will...

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The Prospector staff.

The enemy of the people

Jake Deven, Entertainment Editor August 16, 2018

The Founding Fathers understood the importance of a free press and its importance to a sovereign republic. They recognized that without a free press there could be no accountability and a government without accountability is the exact opposite of a democracy. President...

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The Educators: Episode Four: Amanda Guillen

The Educators: Episode Four: Amanda Guillen

Javier Cortez, Editor June 14, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/the-educators-episode-5-amanda-guillen The Guest: Amanda Guillen, CBS 4 Forecaster The Host: Javier Cortez, a senior multimedia journalism major at UTEP. The Episode: On today's episode, Amanda Guillen and...

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The El Paso Times Live held a panel, where they examined the U.S. and Mexico border on Thursday, June 7 at the UTEP Union Cinema, with Mexico border correspondent for the Dallas Morning News Alfredo Corchado, Director of the Rubin Center Kerry Doyle, author Benjamin Saenz and El Paso Times Editor Zahira Torres.

UTEP Alumni Discuss Issues Impacting El Paso and Juarez

Jake Deven, Contributor June 9, 2018

American politics have been nothing short of eventful in the last two years. Recent pushes for tougher immigration laws and reinforced border security, along with over two decades of NAFTA and Reagan's immigration policies, have left the border region...

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Shootin’ The S#!T w/ Big Boy & The Bear: Episode Three

Shootin’ The S#!T w/ Big Boy & The Bear: Episode Three

Jason Green, Contributor June 5, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/bigboyandthebear-episode-3-drew-bonney-mixdown The Hosts: Senior multimedia majors Javier Cortez and Jason Green. The Episode: Big Boy (Cortez) and The Bear (Green), are joined by UTEP Associate Media Relations...

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Being a journalist sucks, but it’s what I want

Being a journalist sucks, but it’s what I want

Christian Vasquez, Web Editor September 18, 2017

The pay is crap and we are increasingly expected to do more and more, to finish work faster and faster, with less mistakes and more context. The hours suck. Your whole life is literally bound by other people and whatever newsworthy things they do. I’m...

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Professor Maria de los Ángeles Flores is teaching her first semester at UTEP.

New journalism professor makes her way to the border

Michaela Román, Editor-In-Chief September 6, 2016

Student journalists at UTEP are welcoming a new addition to their multimedia journalism program. Professor María de los Ángeles Flores will be teaching research methods and Borderzine along with professors Zita Arocha and Kate Gannon. Flores, an admirer...

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Zita Arocha on stage at the 2016 NAB/NAHJ national convention as she is inducted into their Hall of Fame.

Arocha inducted into NAHJ Hall of Fame

Rene Delgadillo, Reporter August 6, 2016

UTEP senior lecturer Zita Arocha was inducted to the NAHJ 2016 Hall of Fame on Friday, Aug. 5, for her journalism career and for serving Hispanic and Latino students. “I think it is a huge honor for UTEP because it really focuses attention on what...

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