Mark Hinojosa is currently the Director of Interactive Media for The Detroit News where he leads efforts to enhance the digital delivery of news and information. "Our use of multimedia storytelling is on an upward trajectory, and Mark brings extraordinary experience and vision to the detnews team," said Jonathan Wolman, editor and publisher of The News. He is also the former Associate Managing Editor for Multimedia for the Chicago Tribune. He was the first editor to hold this position at the Tribune. In his role at the Tribune, Hinojosa facilitated the development and distribution of stories across different media and implemented new tools for cross-media reporting, as well as created innovative opportunities for audience participation that were both cost effective and increased web page views.
Hinojosa has helped guide the integration of print and web newsrooms, developed multimedia training programs for reporters, and managed web/print teams that have received numerous national and local awards for their multimedia and video projects. He has lectured nationally and internationally on multimedia and newsroom convergence, most recently as part of the University of Missouri School of Journalism’s 2010 Journalism Training Session in Xi'an, China. Additionally he was a speaker at the 2008 China Convergence Summit at Nanjing University and the 2008 Advanced Media Research Seminar in Guangzhou, China. In February 2009, Hinojosa was the Hearst Visiting Professional at Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Hinojosa is a proficient audio and video editor and trainer and an accomplished photographer.