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University of Miami Advances into Social Justice Debates Finals

On Feb. 19-21, the University of Miami Debate Team competed in the championship tournament of the 2020-2021 Social Justice Debates advancing to the final round. The Social Justice Debates aspire to promote productive and rigorous debates, challenging current and future thought leaders to consider issues of justice in relation to the distribution of wealth, opportunity, and privilege in U.S. society. Debating the issue of Defunding Police and Abolishing Policing, UM student debaters Delphine Leoue Ngoko Djomo and Micah Council advanced into the final round of competition, finishing the tournament in [...]

2021-02-22T13:34:19-05:00February 22, 2021|Communication Studies, School of Communication|

SoC Professor Named Co-Editor of the AK Peters Visualization Series

By: Jabria Roscoe School of Communication associate professor and world-renowned data journalist, Alberto Cairo, was named co-editor of the AK Peters Visualization Series. The series is a collection of books that aims to explain the subject of data visualization. Cairo will work alongside University of British Columbia professor, Tamara Munzner, to find new authors to create books that cater to the world of data journalism. “I got interested in the role because I knew Tamara was involved. She is highly respected in the field, so when I got asked to [...]

2021-02-17T12:50:33-05:00February 17, 2021|Journalism|

Sophomore Launches Magazine to Amplify Black Voices

By: Jenny Hudak Julian Crosby established Gravity Magazine, the University’s first student publication dedicated to highlighting and uplifting Black experiences. As the credits to Ava DuVernay's 13th rolled in Julian Crosby's sociology class, his creative mind whirled as he marveled at the power of storytelling. Crosby, a Hammond Scholar, Foote Fellow, and honors student studying motion pictures in the School of Communication, often draws inspiration from others to share compelling stories. Producers like DuVernay, activists like Martin Luther King Jr., and even writer and YouTube star Issa Rae fuel his passion [...]

2021-02-10T11:10:04-05:00February 10, 2021|School of Communication|

The Career Conversations Series is Back with Alumni Guest Speaker James Dorgan

By: Karina Valdes The Career Conversations Series kicks off the spring semester with alumni guest speaker James Dorgan, B.M. ‘90, vice president of music business affairs & legal at The Walt Disney Company. Hosted by The Stein Family Office of Career Services and Internships at the School of Communication, The Career Conversations Series brings together students and working professionals to network, providing an opportunity for students to ask questions and learn about a variety of careers. The conversation with Dorgan takes place on Wed., Feb. 10, at 1: 30 p.m. [...]

2021-02-03T14:50:32-05:00February 3, 2021|School of Communication|

The Washington Post’s Editor Announces Plans to Retire

By: Barbara Gutierrez Martin Baron has made a major impact on American journalism and has spearheaded three major national newspapers. Members of the University of Miami community comment on his legacy. When the history of American journalism is written, the name of Martin “Marty” Baron will be featured prominently. He has had a strong influence on many prominent newspapers, and he led The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and the Miami Herald to many Pulitzer Prizes. Now, Baron has announced that he will retire on Feb. 28 from his role [...]

2021-02-03T12:54:31-05:00February 3, 2021|Journalism, School of Communication|

‘TheWrap’ Ranks UM A Top 50 Film School

By: Karina Valdes TheWrap’s Top 50 Film Schools of 2020 lists the University of Miami School of Communication as one of the best in the country to study cinematic arts. Earning a spot at number 32 on the list, the program went up three spots from number 35 in 2019. “Our ranking in TheWrap reflects the standing that the University of Miami has gained in the industry, especially now that our graduate program is well over two decades along and alumni have succeeded at every facet and level,” said Christina Lane, chair for the Department of Cinematic Arts. Notable [...]

2021-01-26T14:42:31-05:00January 26, 2021|Motion Pictures|

Graduate Student Delivers a New Twist on Weather Forecasts

By: Robert C. Jones Jr. Inspired by a Rosenstiel School course, Touri White has found a way to incorporate information about climate change into UMTV’S CanesCast weather reports. Standing in front of a blank green screen that appeared as a moving weather map to television viewers, Touri White delivered his Oct. 27 UMTV CanesCast with ease, mixing in a little bad news with the good: Hurricane Zeta had just hit the Yucatan Peninsula and was now barreling toward Louisiana. But in South Florida, the weather was balmy with nighttime temperatures [...]

2021-01-25T17:19:56-05:00January 25, 2021|Broadcast Journalism|

Reforming Section 230: Is the Internet Free for All or a Free-for-All?

By: Michael R. Malone University of Miami experts weigh the merit and consequences of amending or repealing the communications law that provides a legal shield for service providers from the words, images, and videos posted by their users. A range of parties, from individuals who have been falsely accused, harassed, and harangued on social media to conservatives charging media bias, have increasingly called for reform or repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). The CDA, enacted in 1996—before social media platforms even existed [Facebook 2004, Twitter 2006]—ostensibly [...]

2021-01-25T17:21:21-05:00January 21, 2021|Journalism|

Groundbreaking Situation Comedy Leaves its Imprint

By: Mitchell Shapiro A professor in the School of Communication, and an expert on the history of television sitcoms, writes about the 50th anniversary of “All in the Family.” Television changed forever on Jan. 12, 1971, with the debut of Norman Lear's groundbreaking series, “All in the Family.” Viewers had never been introduced to a character like Archie Bunker, whose ethnic slurs and Neanderthal social viewpoints might have been commonplace in the blue collar, white male dominated taverns of the Queens (New York) neighborhood where the series was set. However, [...]

2021-01-12T12:55:00-05:00January 12, 2021|Media Management, School of Communication|

Distraction Magazine and the Ibis Yearbook Garner Top Honors

By: Barbara Gutierrez The student media outlets were recognized nationally by the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association. Distraction Magazine and the Ibis Yearbook walked off with top honors from the College Media Association and Associated Collegiate Press (ACP): Magazine of the Year and three Pacemakers. All of these honors are considered a top recognition for the college press groups. Distraction Magazine, for the 2019-2020 academic year, was named the college Four-Year Feature Magazine of the Year by the College Media Association. This is the first time the magazine [...]

2020-12-11T13:06:59-05:00December 11, 2020|Uncategorized|