Media Wimberley

Lewis C. Knight - Digital Media and Video Projects

The two projects I want to share with you at this time are both Web sites. I am the Web master of each site and I am very proud of the work of the many students who contributed to the body of journalistic work found on the pages of the two sites. Reporting Texas is a school supported project and Texas State News and Documentaries is an individual project of mine.

Reporting Texas is a digital media initiative from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Reporting Texas accepts submissions from undergraduate and graduate students throughout the university, promoting engagement in the digital age of journalism.
Supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and its Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education, Reporting Texas has set out four primary goals: To showcase the best work of our University of Texas at Austin undergraduate and graduate students; to offer quality, multimedia reporting to local, state, and national news outlets; to experiment with new approaches in journalism education; and to combine aspects of community reporting with multimedia resources.

Texas State News and Documentaries is a Web site designed to be a showcase for Texas State University student online journalism. The material is a collection of student generated news, and information pertinent to those interested in The School of Journalism at Texas State University. You will see a variety of video, interactive and database driven stories and Websites dedicated to online storytelling.

Hecho En Peru: A Mission of Music is a Web documentary and the home of the video documentary of the same name. On this site we not only chronicle the fund raising concert tour, but report on the principles involved in the struggle to raise a poverty stricken, under-served population living on the headwaters of the Amazon River that surround the city of Iquitos Peru. We introduce you to some of the people of Belen and the lucky students that have been scholar-shipped by Kairos Schools, the beneficiaries of the concert tour. Check out the moive, photos, maps and interactive blog.