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UMTV Receives 11 Nominations for NBS-AERHo Awards

By: Jabria Roscoe UMTV received 11 nominations in ten different categories from the NBS-AERho National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition. NBS-AERho is a national organization that recognizes the work of college students working toward a career in electronic media. The winners will be announced at the NBS-AERho 78th National Convention, held March 11-14 in Los Angeles. UMTV has been nominated in categories that include Video Feature Segment, Video Newscast (live), Video Newscast (prerecorded), Video Documentary Program, Video Sports Segment, and Video Sports Program. UM senior lecturer and UMTV faculty advisor, [...]

Interactive Media Program Graduates to its Own Department

By: Barbara Gutierrez Fueled by changes in communication and storytelling, the School of Communication’s Interactive Media Program will become its own department this fall. A website that lists the political protests in the U.S. by state, topic, and frequency. A digital reporting system that tracks incidents in nursing homes to aid health care providers. A colorful website with illustrations and linear graphs that dissect the poems of feminist poet Anne Sexton by showing the frequent use of certain words and the positive or negative bent of each poem. All these [...]

2020-02-19T15:55:17-05:00February 19, 2020|Interactive Media|

‘Sweet Malady’ Documentary Explores the Relationship Between Health and Culture

By: Karina Valdes In Sanjeev Chatterjee’s latest documentary, Sweet Malady, the filmmaker explores the cultural relationship people of Kolkata, India have with sweets and the increasing incidence of Type II Diabetes in the city. The documentary premiered on Feb. 12 at the University of Miami School of Communication and was followed by a panel of diabetes, public health, and film experts. “We’re talking about a health issue here tonight which, of course matters in terms of it being a singular issue, but [Chatterjee] is an expert at enabling us to [...]

2020-02-18T12:52:28-05:00February 17, 2020|School of Communication|

Celebrating Women who Communicate

In recognition of our interest in gender equity and social justice, the University of Miami School of Communication offers an inaugural event “Celebrating Women who Communicate” with a screening of Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins. The evening includes special guests Hilarie Bass, UM Board of Trustees chair and founder and president of the Bass Institute for Diversity and Inclusion, and Congresswoman Donna Shalala, sharing their insightful perspectives on gender bias and active civic engagement. “Gender bias in media limits our potential to act in ways beyond stereotyped [...]

2020-02-12T16:40:42-05:00February 12, 2020|School of Communication|

UM Debate Team Advances to Finals at Liberty University Tournament

By: Jabria Roscoe University of Miami’s Policy Debate Team advanced to the final round of the Liberty University (LU) Debate Tournament held Jan. 24-26 in Lynchburg, Virginia. The LU tournament is a nationally ranked annual debate competition. The UM team of Julia Lynch and Zach Homeijer won five of six preliminary debates, earning them a bye into the quarterfinal round where they won a unanimous decision against George Mason University. This set up a semifinal debate against the host, Liberty University, whom Zac and Julia defeated to advance into the [...]

2020-02-06T15:45:24-05:00February 6, 2020|Communication Studies, School of Communication|

Advertising Professor’s Proposal Wins AAA Research Grant

By: Sabrina Pizziol The SoC’s very own associate professor, Wan-Hsiu “Sunny” Tsai, is a winner of the 2019-2020 American Academy of Advertising Research Fellowship Competition. Her research proposal is one of the five that were selected among hundreds of applicants to receive a $2,500 grant. “It is definitely an honor,” said Tsai. “Especially now that I am trying to establish a new research direction by embracing emerging technological issues like A.I.” Tsai co-authored Interpersonal Communication with Consumers via Humanized Chatbots: Perspectives from China and the U.S.A. alongside Ching-Hua Chuan, research [...]

2020-01-30T10:20:44-05:00January 29, 2020|Advertising|

UM Student Publications Dominate National Awards Show

University of Miami student publications were recently recognized with top awards at the College Media Association and Associated Collegiate Press Mega College Media Workshop in Washington D.C.   The 2018 Ibis yearbook picked up it 13th Pacemaker Award, while The Miami Hurricane and Distraction magazine were named as Pacemaker finalists. The Ibis was one of three college yearbook Pacemakers. The other two college yearbook Pacemakers were from Loyola Marymount University and Kansas State University. The 2018 Ibis was edited by Alize Ramirez-Canas.   “I am so proud of Alize’s staff continuing [...]

2020-01-28T12:05:04-05:00January 28, 2020|School of Communication|

Reflections on the 2020 NATPE Conference Internship

By: Delaney Huffman Every year, the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) offers a competitive internship program that allows selected students to attend the conference and develop a greater knowledge of the television buying and distribution processes. For more information, please contact Ana Francois, assistant professor of practice, at a.francois@miami.edu. This year, Delaney Huffman, a University of Miami junior with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and History, agreed to share her experience as an NATPE intern. The January 2020 National Association of Television Producing Executives (NATPE) Conference spanned [...]

2020-01-27T11:40:40-05:00January 27, 2020|Media Management|

‘Sweet Malady’ Might Just Make You Give Up Sweets… Forever

By: Isabella Vaccaro Sanjeev Chatterjee, a professor of cinema and interactive media and journalism in the University of Miami’s School of Communication, has been starting conversations with his films for years. His 2008 documentary One Water, prompted audiences around the world to rethink their relationship with water and how they might be taking it for granted. Chatterjee is tackling another global problem: the effects of sugar. In his new film, Sweet Malady, Chatterjee follows a family in Kolkata, the capital of India’s West Bengal state and a city known for its [...]

2020-01-31T16:32:49-05:00January 24, 2020|Motion Pictures|

UM Debate Team Wins 2020 Social Justice Debates

The University of Miami is the 2020 Social Justice Debates National Champion. The UM team of Angelica Fromer, a senior studying international studies and public advocacy, and Delphine Leoue Ngoko Djomo, a sophomore studying political science, brought home the championship after several rounds of intense debate. The topic for this year was The United States Federal Government should provide direct compensation to African-Americans who descended from slaves as reparations for slavery. “For months, we have been researching and reflecting on race and the legacy of chattel slavery as it impacts [...]

2020-01-22T17:28:08-05:00January 22, 2020|Communication Studies, School of Communication|