The Steven Joel Sotloff Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund is awarded annually to a student pursuing journalism who demonstrates both academic success and financial need, and who is also a Florida resident. The scholarship is provided by 2Lives: Steven Joel Sotloff Memorial Foundation.
Bill Cosford was just a few credits away from earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami when he accepted a job at The Miami Herald in 1973. Having started as a copy editor, Bill grew to become a respected film critic for the newspaper, as well as a motion pictures professor at UM. At the age of 47, he passed away. Mary Cosford, Bill’s mother, sought a way for her son’s legacy to continue.
On Oct. 13-15 University of Miami policy debaters took a stand on healthcare at Mary Washington University outside D.C. This event was the first junior varsity tournament for the squad, after having to miss an event at Georgia State University because of Hurricane Irma. Julia Lynch and Jiaying Li won three and lost three debates, nearly breaking into semifinals. Rene Betancourt and Daniel Gallego finished 2-4.
"[Job Seeking] is so much about the connections you make." This quote was the most important piece of advice guest speaker and University of Miami School of Communication alumna Kate Barnett shared with the members of the Media Management Association at the last meeting. During her talk, she retraced her nine-year journey from student to the professional world.
On October 18, the Media Management Association invited Ed McCullough to share his experience being involved in both the editorial and commercial sides of the news industry. McCullough spent more than 30 years working for the Associated Press (AP) in various functions, including news editor in South America and the Caribbean, bureau chief in Europe, and regional director for Latin America.
The University of Miami School of Communication has added a 34-credit Master of Science in Media Management to its existing graduate programs. The new program, which starts in fall 2018, allows students to advance their career interests in the media industry in areas such as distribution, sales, news and entertainment programming, research, and analytics.