Several professors, Ph.D. students, and alumnae from the University of Miami School of Communication received awards and recognition at the National Communication Association’s (NCA) 101st Annual Convention in November.
Distraction Magazine has won a Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at Columbia University. The Crown Awards honor top student publications, which are judged on their design, photography, concept, coverage, and writing. All of the publications are acknowledged as Silver Crowns, except for a select few which will be announced as Gold Crowns at the ceremony in New York City in March of 2016.
The Miami Hurricane, UM’s student-run newspaper, won first place in two categories at the 21st annual Sunshine State Awards held on Saturday, August 15. Winning the top award for Best Student Publication (High Frequency) and Best Website (High Frequency), The Miami Hurricane staff’s hard work was recognized during the statewide contest sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists Florida Pro Chapter.
Unsavory, the mobile game developed by NERDLab at the University of Miami’s School of Communication in collaboration with Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United, won a gold honor in the Games for Good category at the 2015 International Serious Play Awards competition.
The competition recognizes outstanding examples of titles that deliver a high quality of engagement and learning opportunities for students, employees, or other education or training situations.
The Mark of Excellence awards honor the best journalism students. Awarded by the Society of Professional Journalists, students in print, radio, television and online collegiate journalism are recognized.
For the fifth year in a row, School of Communication students took first place in the National Student Advertising Competition Fourth District of the American Advertising Federation held April 18 in Orlando. Under the direction of faculty advisors Meryl Blau and Melissa Jane Barnes, the team beat Florida State University and the University of South Florida, who placed second and third, respectively.