Department Chair, Associate ProfessorFrances L. Wolfson Building Room 2007
5100 Brunson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: (305) 284-4981
Fax: (305) 284-5205
Dr. Bloom joined the School of Communication as a faculty member in the fall of 2004. She was no stranger to the University however, having earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication from the School in 1991. She went on to earn her Master's degree at Arizona State University, and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bloom has a dozen years of experience in television news production, having performed in virtually all technical areas, up to and including directing and crew supervision for live news, sports, and special events coverage. She worked for stations in Springfield, MA, Phoenix, AZ, Hartford, CT and Raleigh, NC.
Dr. Bloom teaches courses in television production and broadcasting, at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She is involved with UMTV, the student cable operation, having served as faculty advisor to several of the student shows, including the Spanish-language "Uni-Miami," the student debate show "We the Students," the sketch comedy show "Off the Wire," and currently the twice a week, live, student newscast "NewsVision." She is also the faculty advisor to the University of Miami Chapter of the National Broadcasting Society and Alpha Epsilon Rho, the national honor society for students involved in electronic and digital media.
Bloom's research interests center around news process, and in particular, the communication between technical and editorial entities in gathering, processing, and disseminating information. She has published research articles in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Mass Communication and Society, The International Journal on Media Management, and Electronic News. She has written an invited commentary for the upcoming book Pink Television: Sixty Years of Women on Prime Time Television, and has contributed several book reviews to Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.
Dr. Bloom stays involved with the local media through her role on the Board of Governors of the SunCoast chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In her free time, she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family: husband Benjamin, daughter Emily, and their two dogs, Monty and Rani.