UTA students produce the news

Posted 10-26-2018 by Brian Horton

uta news 2: broadcast senior isla altramirano smiles in between takes for this weeks uta news spotlight while broadcast senior maria cancino watches the camera oct. 1 outside the fine arts building. the student produced news segment is featured on the city of arlington's website and local television.
UTA News 2: Broadcast Senior Isla Altramirano smiles in between takes for this weeks UTA News Spotlight while broadcast senior Maria Cancino watches the camera Oct. 1 outside the Fine Arts Building. The student produced news segment is featured on the City of Arlington's website and local television. - Picture Credit Anna Geyer

Specialist Julian Rodriguez, founder of Proyecto U and UTA News en Español, selected four students to produce the Sept. 22 show on Proyecto U. They are producer, J.R. Azucena; technical director, Juan Correa; technical audio, Nathalie Palacios and anchor, Juanita Palmieri.

Proyecto U is an internship program in which UTA partners with Univision 23 and the University of North Texas. Univision 23 professionals mentor the students while they present and produce four newscasts throughout the fall semester.

Palmieri said the internship provides students with real-world preparation opportunities.

“It shows that our community at UTA News en Español continues to grow,” Palmieri said. “It’s exciting to see that people are watching us.”

hyoyong chang, broadcast senior and uta news spotlight producer, left, watches footage of broadcast senior isla altramirano while filming the next spotlight clips oct. 1 inside the college of architecture, planning and public affairs building. uta news partners with arlington to broadcast the week's three best stories on local television and the city's website.
Hyoyong Chang, broadcast senior and UTA News Spotlight producer, left, watches footage of broadcast senior Isla Altramirano while filming the next Spotlight clips Oct. 1 inside the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs Building. UTA News partners with Arlington to broadcast the week's three best stories on local television and the city's website. Picture Credit Anna Geyer
uta broadcast students film the outro of a news segment for uta news spotlight on oct. 1 outside the fine arts building. uta news partners with arlington to broadcast the week's three best stories on local television and the city's website.
UTA broadcast students film the outro of a news segment for UTA News Spotlight on Oct. 1 outside the Fine Arts Building. UTA News partners with Arlington to broadcast the week's three best stories on local television and the city's website. Picture Credit Anna Geyer

Correa said the internship is special and will give them a preview of what they want to go into as they build relationships and add diversity in the work force.

“It’s one of those moments that words can’t describe because you’re so amazed with all that’s happening and you’re nervous because you’re trying to show what you’re made of,” Correa said. “I feel blessed being a part of this team.”

The internship will continue through December.