The Public Relations Experience Program students were busy Saturday working one of South Florida’s most anticipated galas of the year. The 10th Annual Diamond Ball is Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation’s signature event to raise money and celebrate MCHF’s mission to help children and their families of the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
On October 3, University of Miami Media Management alumna Marissa Condello visited the campus to speak to Media Management Association members about her professional journey from the classroom to Walt Disney, where she works as a senior pricing analyst. Because she took many of the same classes that media management students in the audience did or will take, the discussion was engaging and highly relevant for the students.
As local celebrities and prominent members of the Miami community made their way down the red carpet at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital It’s All About the Kids Gala, students in the Public Relations Experience Program made sure every aspect of the event ran smoothly.
On Tuesday, September 20, for the second consecutive year, UM Debate hosted iDebate Rwanda in a public debate on the motion, Aid to Africa Does More Harm Than Good.
“If it isn’t right, it’s wrong.”
Jennifer Preston, the vice president of journalism for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, quoted Bob Dylan to highlight the importance of truthfulness in journalism. She spoke with School of Communication students and faculty on Oct. 11 about the value of storytelling and the impact that social media has on reporting.
On September 18-21, the UM Debate Team traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to compete in the season opening intercollegiate debate tournament hosted by George State University. One-hundred-and-sixty-seven two-person teams representing 37 universities competed across three divisions in the tournament. In the Junior Varsity Division, the team of Anna Shah and Ted Appel won four of six preliminary debates to advance into the round of 16.