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MMA Meeting: “Careers are not linear”

By Lee Shlomo Allison Blumenfeld, an alumna of the University of Miami and the first president of the Media Management Association (MMA), recently spoke to members of the MMA about her professional growth and transition since graduation, including her current position at Meta. In fact, learning and growth was a significant theme behind this meeting. Blumenfeld graduated from the University in 2014 with a B.S. in Media Management and History. During her time at the University, she first interned in a marketing role at TuneUp Media, a digital music company. [...]

2022-10-18T10:39:25-04:00October 18, 2022|Media Management|

Two Students and Alumnus Recognized by PRSA Miami Chapter

By Jenny Hudak Arianna Gonzalez and Lexi Zisselman, students from the School of Communication, and Nathaniel Derrenbacher, an alumnus of the University of Miami, were recognized during PRSA Miami’s 35th Annual Ev Clay/PRSA Miami Endowment luncheon. Two University of Miami students and an alumnus were recognized on Friday for their scholastic achievements and contributions to the field of communications by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) at the 35th Annual PRSA Miami chapter Endowment Fund luncheon. Arianna Gonzalez and Lexi Zisselman, seniors studying public relations in the School of [...]

2022-12-05T15:42:51-05:00October 18, 2022|Uncategorized|

Lindsay Grace to Share Insights at Games for Change Summit

By Karina Valdes World leaders in gaming are converging in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, in Oct. for the Games for Change Summit to share their insights on games for social impact. The summit will connect experts in gaming for two days of discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities to globally expand the games for social change arena. Through various programs and non-profits, Lindsay Grace, Knight Chair and director of the MFA in Interactive Media, has been assisting the U.S. Department of State with its initiatives in [...]

2022-10-07T15:49:17-04:00October 7, 2022|Interactive Media|

Panel Calls to Restore Civility in Defense of Democracy

By Pamela Edward Distinguished University of Miami alumni shared perspectives on civil discourse, the credibility of the media, trust in institutions, and other matters during a spirited discussion hosted by the School of Communication. The current polarization of contemporary social and political discourse formed the backdrop of a spirited panel discussion presented by the University of Miami School of Communication and alumnus Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., at Lakeside Village Auditorium on Thursday. Titled Journalism and Civility as Cornerstones of Democracy, the conversation was moderated by Karin Wilkins, dean of the [...]

2022-08-29T12:39:22-04:00August 29, 2022|School of Communication|

Get to Know Our New Faculty

The University of Miami School of Communication is pleased to welcome our magnificent seven new faculty members to our ranks. Learn more about our new faculty below. Jonathan Gorchow, Lecturer, Department of Journalism and Media Management Jonathan Gorchow Jon Gorchow joins the School of Communication after an extensive career overseeing a variety of media organizations including broadcast, cable, and new OTT ventures. One of Gorchow’s many successes includes a media company he founded and managed that was responsible for creating 4K and HD linear channels, SVOD and VOD [...]

2022-08-25T11:36:28-04:00August 23, 2022|School of Communication|

‘E.T.’s Touch Leaves an Indelible Mark on its Audience

By Rene Rodriguez Rene Rodriguez, manager of the Bill Cosford Cinema and former film critic for the Miami Herald, shares his memories of the acclaimed film as it marks its 40th anniversary. Some movies change your life—literally. The first time I sat down to watch “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” when it opened in theaters in June of 1982 (the best movie summer ever), I was 15 years old. I was excited by the Steven Spielberg factor, who was already one of my favorite directors, and curious about the early reviews, which [...]

2022-08-16T16:41:51-04:00August 16, 2022|Motion Pictures|

Welcoming Al Martin to our School of Communication

We are very pleased to announce that Alfred L. Martin, Jr., a renowned scholar of media and cultural studies, is joining the faculty of the University of Miami School of Communication. Dr. Martin’s research focuses on fans, texts, and production of television and film, through the lens of critical Black studies, and sexuality and gender studies. Having earned his Ph.D. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Martin comes to us having served as an associate professor of communication studies and African American studies at the [...]

2022-08-09T09:48:44-04:00August 9, 2022|School of Communication|

Study Abroad in London Takes Students Inside Global Communication

By News@TheU Nearly a dozen students joined faculty members Joseph B. Treaster and Gina Presson from the School of Communication for the three-week trip. They sat in on a BBC politics broadcast. Tried out the correspondent’s chair at the CBS television bureau. Watched New York Times editors strategizing on their coverage of the Ukraine war and traced the career steps of the chief public relations and marketing executive for the studio that made the Harry Potter movies. Nearly a dozen University of Miami students, most from the School of Communication, [...]

Cosford Cinema to Premiere Docuseries Exploring Art in the World of NFTs

By Jenny Hudak The first installment in the short documentary series “What Would Fado Do with Non-Fungible Tokens” highlights artists, curators, entrepreneurs, and government officials at the forefront of the intersection of fine art and NFTs. In an emerging online landscape, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have paved new paths for artists as a means of creation and distribution. The digital opportunities are now seemingly endless. In “What Would Fado Do with Non-Fungible Tokens,” a documentary series by Miami-based artist Gabriel “GG” Gimenez, filmmakers explore the intersection of fine art and the [...]

2022-08-03T13:22:13-04:00August 3, 2022|Motion Pictures|

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Journalists?

By Barbara Gutierrez Lindsay Grace, an associate professor at the School of Communication, and a team of fellow academics have developed an AI-generated tip sheet that can help news organizations by scouring information and providing leads to pursue. For many journalists, the idea of sharing space with artificial intelligence  is threatening. As it is, the news business is in a steep decline, with U.S. newsroom employment down 26 percent since 2008, according to the Pew Research Center. A combination of factors has contributed to this decline but new technologies are also [...]

2022-07-06T11:16:38-04:00July 6, 2022|Interactive Media|