Class Receives Knight/AEJMC Grant to Study Hispanic Serving Institution Status


During Spring 2012, the Advanced Online Media course will study Texas State's newly recognized status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Using a grant provided by AEJMC and the Knight Foundation, the class will work with the Jefferson Institute to use their VIDI data visualization Drupal modules to create a website about the process and status of becoming an HSI. Dr. Cindy Royal and Dr. Jacie Yang submitted the proposal which was one of ten funded by the program.

In April, Dante Chinni who works with the Jefferson Institute and runs the Patchwork Nation website, will be visiting the class to hold a workshop on data visualization and the VIDI modules. Throughout the semester, guest speakers will visit either in person or via Skype, to discuss the role of data visualizations to the future of communication. Students in the class will get first-hand exposure to Knight News Challenge recipients and learn about current storytelling technologies. Stay tuned to this site for more details as the project progresses.