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Spotlight: VOCES documentarian meet-up

Eleven Latinas and Latinos involved in documentary filmmaking shared their individual insights with the Voces Oral History Project and with a larger public audience the weekend of Nov. 10 and 11 on the UT campus. Five UT professors were among the 12 volunteer interviewers who were specially trained for the event beforehand (Kate Dawson in Journalism; Anne LewisCharles Ramirez Berg and YáKe Smith in RTF; and Gabriela Polit in Spanish). Magnum photographer and clinical professor Eli Reed, who serves as Voces' associate director for photography, took portraits of the participants, assisted by undergraduate photojournalism major Juan Figueroa

The interviews were conducted in the CMB studios on Saturday, Nov. 10 (six in the morning and five in the afternoon) -- coordinated by RTF graduate student/Voces videographer Andres Torres Montaguth. Voces was fortunate to have a team of UT students monitoring the video and audio: 

Bismarck Andino (English); Susi Blandon (Journlaism); Myka Rodriguez (Advertising and Business); Cynthia Miranda (Journalism); Carlos Anchondo (Journalism); Jenan Taha (Journalism) and Abigail Arrendondo (Journalism).

The Sunday afternoon roundtable was held in the BMC 2nd floor auditorium and was livestreamed.

The event was sponsored by Guillermo Nicolás in San Antonio; IBC-Zapata; and the Moody College of Communication.

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

A professional training and outreach program for journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean, and host of the annual International Symposium on Online Journalism.

Reporting Texas

The collection of courses, connected through a publishing website, immerses students in the realities of a professional newsroom.

VOCES Oral History Project

VOCES documents the contributions of U.S. Latinos and Latinas of the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War generations.

Texas Newswatch

The weekly television news program is reported and produced by students.

Dispatch 40

The site showcases student work in audio storytelling.

Texas Program in Sports & Media

This program, within the Moody College of Communication, supports events on issues of sports, media and society.

Texas Student Media

The umbrella organization oversees The Daily Texan, Texas Travesty, Cactus Yearbook, KVRX 91.7 FM, TSTV and other student media.


The FM stations, operated from the Moody College of Communication, are affiliates of National Public Radio.

What's Going On

Some of the school's events, and happenings in journalism

Wednesday, March 20

The Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin hosts "Woodward & Bernstein: Power, The Press, and the Presidency," with the two former Washington Post reporters. The Texas Tribune's Evan Smith will moderate the discussion, which begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55 to $100.

Monday, March 25

John Moore, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and School of Journalism alumnus, is a featured speaker in the Moody College honors program series, discussing his book "Undocumented: Immigration and the Militarization of the United States-Mexico Border," 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m., second-floor auditorium, Belo Center for New Media. The event is open to the public.

Wednesday, April 3

NBC Sports journalist Andrea Joyce will deliver the 2019 Frank Deford Lecture in Sports Journalism, hosted by the Center for Sports Communication and Media. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 3:30 p.m., second-floor auditorium, Belo Center for New Media.

Wednesday, April 3

Daily Texan reporter and School of Journalism major William Kosinski is among the winners of the Barbara Jordan Media Awards. The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities will honor the winners on April 3 at the Belo Center for New Media, fifth floor. The ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m., is free. Other winners include KUT's Nadia Hamdan and the Austin American-Statesman's Ana Ramirez.

The Griff & Evelyn Singer Foyer

The Griff & Evelyn Singer Foyer on the third floor of the Belo Center for New Media was unveiled on March 11. Singer, who has been inducted in the Texas Newspaper Hall of Fame and The Daily Texan Hall of Fame, retired in 2003 as a senior lecturer in School of Journalism after 34 years of service.

Alumna Honored With duPont-Columbia Award

UT journalism alumna Elizabeth Roldan, a CBS Miami news editor, and a team of journalists at her station were among the winners of the 2019 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. Their documentary “The Everglades: Where Politics, Money and Race Collide” was honored for outstanding audiovisual reporting in the public interest.

Professor in NAHJ Hall of Fame

School of Journalism Professor Rosental Alves, described as a "leader in online journalism and connecting Latin America and the United States journalism," was selected to enter the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Hall of Fame. He joins Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriquez, the School of Journalism professor who entered the Hall in 2008. Alves was honored during the NAHJ conference in July.

Wanda Cash Endowment

Make a gift today to help establish a permanent legacy in honor of Wanda “Fluffy” Cash. The endowment will benefit students who otherwise couldn't afford out-of-town internships.