The Broadcast Journalism major prepares students for professional careers in electronic news gathering, analysis and reporting.
Along with taking journalism courses, our majors receive practical experience by providing news content for the school’s weekly half-hour cable newscast NewsVision and other media outlets. As a result, our students consistently win regional and national awards in scholastic competitions. No prior study of, or experience in, journalism is required to be eligible for the program.
A few of our latest Broadcast Journalism projects, all done by our very own students and faculty.
The University of Miami’s Emmy Award-winning, student-run cable TV station. Guided by SoC faculty, UMTV produces weekly newscasts and a variety of programming, including a live newscast, a weekly sports show, a late night comedy show, and a Spanish-language news program. In addition to airing in the Coral Gables area, shows are also streamed live and archived online at umtv.miami.edu.
An Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame Newspaper, The Miami Hurricane is the University of Miami’s campus newspaper produced by students that includes news, sports, opinion and entertainment sections. The Hurricane is published twice a week and is also available online at http://www.themiamihurricane.com.
An Award-winning, student-run radio station broadcasting from the University of Miami throughout South Florida and streaming worldwide on wvum.org, WVUM plays a variety of music, including alternative, world, hip hop, techno and more. The station also produces news and information programming, including sports broadcasts and a political affairs show. Students participate as DJ’s, newscasters, station managers, ad sales reps, and more.
The University of Miami’s Ibis yearbook, made its debut in 1927 at the end of the University’s first year. In the foreword of the first yearbook, the strength and spirit of those pioneering students rang out: “We have no traditions to follow, no precedents to guide us in our venture into the realms of education…. We are constructing this yearbook for the purpose of making permanent record of accomplishments of our first year.” The Ibis has been published annually since that first year and has grown considerably. The most recent volume of the Ibis was 480 full color pages, and created by staff of nearly fifty.
Skill development in gathering facts and other material for, and in preparation of, news stories in a variety of genres across platforms. Focus on gathering information from multiple sources, analyzing and organizing information for dissemination, and presenting the most pertinent facts clearly and cohesively to multiple media outlets.
Introduction to informal graphic procedures and practices as they pertain to print and online media. Layout and design typography, mechanical production techniques, and production vocabulary will be an integral part of this course.
Planning and execution of complex field, studio, and multimedia production in a variety of lengths and formats. High level skills in television control room situations and non-linear editing will be used to produce audio, video, and online content.
Survey of qualitative and quantitative research methods used to collect and analyze data on media audiences. Course also covers metrics used by media industries. Practice in conducting small-scale audience measurement is included.
Gathering and preparation of news stories for presentation in news programs. Includes field reporting, editing, preparation of visual and aural elements, writing, producing and performing for on-air presentation.
Introduction to communication concepts and skills involved in on-camera duties such as anchoring, interviewing and live reporting.