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.”
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.