Mark Hinojosa is currently an Associate Professional Practice Professor at the Missouri School of Journalism. Prior to this, he was the Director of Interactive Media for The Detroit News where he led efforts to enhance the digital delivery of news and information.
Previously , he was the Associate Managing Editor for Multimedia for the Chicago Tribune. While there, Hinojosa filled the newly created position of A.M.E. for Electronic News, now Multimedia. In that role, Hinojosa worked as a liaison between print, broadcast and the Internet, facilitating the development of stories across these different media.
Hinojosa specializes in teaching multimedia storytelling through audio, still photography and video. His career in journalism spans the transition from analog to digital news delivery and the advent and development of multimedia storytelling. He helps newsrooms, journalists and students explore, master and embrace new opportunities, trends and tools to create a deeper connection to readers and communities.
Fifteen years of experience as a photojournalist working in Kansas City, New York and Chicago.
Worked as photo editor and as an associate managing editor for the Chicago Tribune.
Experienced nonlinear video editor using Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro.
Experienced audio editor, familiar with Adobe Audition and Reaper digital work stations.
Associate Professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, specializing in multimedia journalism.
I have over 15 years of managing newsroom staffs and teams both large and small. I have a proven tack record of getting high quality results from my teams.
COURSES: Multimedia Journalism (J-2150) Convergence Reporting (J-4804/7804) Convergence Editing & Producing (J-4806/7806) Multimedia Sports (J-4814) Faculty advisor for mulitple capstone classes.
Led efforts to enhance the digital delivery of news and information online with mobile devices and through social media
Participated in the 2008 China Convergence Summit at Nanjing University,Nanjing, China. 2009 Sino-U.S. Advanced Convergence Journalism Training Session, Foshan, China. 2010 Journalism Training Session, Xi'an, China
Served as a liaison between print, broadcast and Internet, facilitating the development of stories across media. The first editor to hold this newly created position.
Responsible for a staff of 65, which included photographers, photo editors and lab support staff, as well as planning and budgetary responsibility. The first editor to hold this newly created position.
Responsible for photo content of sports, Metro and features newspaper sections and with the contracting and managing of freelance photographers.
Part of the launch team for Newsday’s New York edition.
Served as both photographer and photo editor. Part of Kansas City Star team awarded the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for local news reporting for coverage of the causes of The Hyatt Regency hotel walkway collapse.
Brokered a co-production partnership between the Chicago Tribune and Kartemquin Films that resulted in this award-winning documentary, based on the Tribune’s investigative reporting about the wrongful execution of Carlos DeLuna.
Managed this multimedia project that used video and other multimedia elements to create an “oil safari”. The project illustrated the declining world oil supply by innovatively tracking gas sold at a suburban gas station back to its sources in conflict zones worldwide
This interactive web presentation examined how toxic mercury enters the food chain through large fish. The site featured an interactive mercury calculator that allowed users to figure out the amounts of various fish they could safely consume.
The City’s Pastime was a one-hour documentary that explored the rich history of baseball in Chicago. The program, shot and edited by my video production team, aired on cable and public television.
The project was packaged as a CD-ROM time capsule distributed to more than one million subscribers on the first anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks. Interactive and easy to navigate, it boosted single-day street sales of the newspaper by 100,000 and remains one of The Chicago Tribune’s most successful revenue-generating projects. I was responsible for the project’s development, production and distribution, managing a diverse team of designers, coders, editors and writers.
Photo editor for this first of its kind photo book, coordinated by Edward James Olmos, that documented the contributions of Latinos to the culture of the United States. The project included a film for HBO and a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit.
Founding board member.
Lifetime member and former board member.
Member and former board member.
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