NewsVision is Honored at Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards

By Esther Animalu Each year the Society of Professional Journalists hosts the Mark of Excellence Awards (MOE), a national award ceremony that celebrates notable work within college journalism during the calendar cycle. Throughout all of the SPJ’s 12 regions, national winners are selected from each category. Student journalists are assessed by distinguished professionals within the journalism industry who have at least three years of experience. NewsVision, UMTV’s half-hour live campus news show, won Best All-Around Television News Magazine within the television category at the MOE awards. The award-winning show covers [...]

Peafowl Proliferation in the Grove: Is it Paradise or a Problem?

By: Barbara Gutierrez A film by University of Miami faculty members documents the controversy and the efforts of the City of Miami to curtail the problem of a growing pheasant population in Coconut Grove. Some call it the "peafowl predicament." It is the increasing presence of peafowls, or wandering peacocks and peahens, in the Coconut Grove neighborhood. For years, the colorful birds have strutted the streets of the neighborhood as if they owned them. No one knows how they arrived there, since they are not indigenous to the area. Some [...]

2021-09-07T13:01:57-04:00September 7, 2021|Broadcast Journalism, School of Communication|

‘Jeopardy!’ Continues its Long Run with Two New Hosts

By: Mitchell Shapiro What game show has finally chosen permanent hosts? Mitchell Shapiro, professor in the School of Communication, reflects on the success of “Jeopardy!” and the selection of the new emcees. Editor's Note: The new "Jeopardy!" host Mike Richards stepped down after offensive and sexist remarks he made in a podcast resurfaced, The New York Times reported Aug. 20. After nine months, on Aug. 11, the long wait was finally over. What most experts consider to be the smartest game show in the history of television, “Jeopardy!”, finally has its new permanent [...]

2021-08-20T11:48:21-04:00August 20, 2021|Broadcast Journalism, Journalism, Media Management|

School of Communication Student Selected For New York Times Student Journalism Institute

By: Bianca De Paz Tre’Vaughn Howard, a senior majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science, was selected for The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, which is being held remotely for Spring 2021. The Student Journalism Institute brings aspiring journalists together from across the world to learn to produce material that meets the standards of the most prominent and demanding news organization in the nation. Howard, a reporter for UMTV and a member of the President’s 100, was thrilled to find out that he was selected to participate in the [...]

UMTV Wins Six BEA Awards

By: Jabria Roscoe UMTV is the recipient of six Broadcast Education Association Student Best of Festival Awards. With students and faculty from across the country submitting media projects, this year’s competition featured more than 1,300 entries from over 250 colleges. “I was extremely excited to see that UMTV won six awards,” said UMTV station manager, Gianna Sanchez. “To have six awards at the national level really shows that UMTV is doing amazing things across the board, not just in one specific area.” The BEA awards has eight competition categories that [...]

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|

Alumna Pivots from the Pitch to Team Communications

By: Christopher Bared Lauren Markwith played four years with Miami Hurricanes soccer. Now, she is on staff for Inter Miami—one of Major League Soccer’s newest clubs. After playing four seasons as a midfielder on the University of Miami’s soccer team, Lauren Markwith had a difficult time letting go of the sport she loves. Now, after graduating in the summer of 2020, she found her niche in a new position—off the field, but still not too far away from the pitch. As a digital producer for Inter Miami CF, the newly [...]

2020-09-21T10:34:40-04:00September 21, 2020|Broadcast Journalism|

Broadcast Brings Biscayne Bay to the Homes of Shake-A-Leg Campers

By: Barbara Gutierrez Each program developed by University of Miami students explores the water and animal life and provides a virtual experience during the pandemic. For 30 years, the organization Shake-A-Leg has offered children with disabilities the opportunity to have experiences on the water providing activities in sailing and water sports on Biscayne Bay. Its summer camp allows the attendees to explore the water and the fauna of an adjacent island off Coconut Grove. This year, because of the pandemic, the camp has changed. And the experience is being brought [...]

UMTV’s ‘The Culture’ Sheds Light on the Black Lives Matter Movement

By: Ashley A. Williams A group of University of Miami students take a deep dive through film, photography, and journalism into the history of police brutality and social justice issues Black people are facing in the United States. As many students around the nation and globe engage in protesting violence by police against Black communities, a group of students at the University of Miami is documenting as much of it as possible. Jayda Graham and KiAnna Dorsey, executive producers of The Culture, UMTV’s award-winning channel which highlights the Black experience [...]

Virtual Summer Internships Offer Valuable Experiences

By: Ashley A. Williams Esther Animalu is learning the skills of her field during her remote student internship with the cable television station MSNBC. Since March, college students across the country have had to adjust to the interruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is especially true for students participating in internships this summer. Esther Animalu, a rising junior in the University of Miami School of Communication, hasn’t let the novel coronavirus quash her summer goal of interning for a media company. “I applied all over, and I hoped [...]

2020-06-30T14:20:26-04:00June 30, 2020|Broadcast Journalism|