Mark Hinojosa

Multimedia Editor & Educator


Columbia, MO




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.

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Fifteen years of experience as a photojournalist working in Kansas City, New York and Chicago.


Photo Editor and Manager

Worked as photo editor and as an associate managing editor for the Chicago Tribune.


Video Editor

Experienced nonlinear video editor using Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro.


Audio Editor

Experienced audio editor, familiar with Adobe Audition and Reaper digital work stations.


University Professor/lecturer

Associate Professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, specializing in multimedia journalism.


Newsroom manager

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.





Premiere Pro


Adobe Audition




2015 – Present

Missouri School of Journalism

Associate Professor, Journalism

Columbia, MO

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.

2008 – 2015

The Detroit News

Director of Interactive Media

Detroit, MI

Led efforts to enhance the digital delivery of news and information online with mobile devices and through social media

2015 – Present

Missouri School of Journalism's China training program


Columbia, MO

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

1999 – 2008

Chicago Tribune

A.M.E. Multimedia

Chicago, IL

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.

1993 – 1999

Chicago Tribune

A.M.E. Photography

Chicago, IL

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.

1991 – 1993

Chicago Tribune

Assistant Photo Editor

Chicago, IL

Responsible for photo content of sports, Metro and features newspaper sections and with the contracting and managing of freelance photographers.

1987 – 1991

New York Newsday

Staff photographer

New York, NY

Part of the launch team for Newsday’s New York edition.

1979 – 1987

Kansas City Star

Staff photographer/photo editor

Kansas City, MO

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.


April – 1978

Pepperdine University

BA Mass Communication

Malibu, CA



Pulitzer Prize judge, Photography


Pulitzer Prize judge, Local Reporting


Detnews.com - Michigan AP Best Newspaper Website


At the Death House Door

Best Documentary Feature, Atlanta Film Festival

Atlanta, GA

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.


A Tank of Gas, A World of Trouble

NAA Digital Edge Award - Most Innovative Multimedia Storytelling.

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


The Mercury Menace

Online News Association Award for Service Journalism

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.

2004 – 2005

The City’s Pastime

Chicago / Midwest Emmy - Outstanding Achievement for Documentary Programs – Documentary of Historic Significance

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.


When Evil Struck America

2nd place, Batten Awards for Innovation in Journalism

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.


Americanos: Latino Life in the United States.

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.


Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism

Founding board member.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Lifetime member and former board member.

Online News Association

Member and former board member.