Lecturer Julian Rodriguez was quoted in a La Estrella story, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Spanish publication, about the June murder of local journalist Jay Torres' in Garland, Texas.

Rodriguez met Torres in 2010 and said they shared the same interests - to improve Spanish media and to cultivate interest in news for a new generation of journalists.

Rodriguez said Torres stood out for his efforts to organize events that sought to help local journalists understand and use new technologies for the gathering and presentation of news.