Broadcast Journalism

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, [...]

Two UMTV Shows Nominated for College Television Awards

By: Karina Valdes Two UMTV shows, NewsVision and SportsDesk, were each recently nominated for a Television Academy Foundation College Television Award. The College Television Awards recognize excellence in student production, with this year’s nominees selected out of 374 submissions from 112 schools across the nation. NewsVision and SportsDesk are the only two UMTV shows airing live. NewsVision staff were nominated in the News category for their work on MSD Massacre One Year Later. “This recognition impacts everyone who spends countless hours every week volunteering to produce each episode of NewsVision [...]

Alumnus Hosts Morning Show, Wins Big at KBA

In the race to land a job after graduation, some students can only dream of one day hosting a television show. But there was Tej Joshi, B.S.C. ’19, right as he was graduating from the University of Miami, the host of SoKY Sunrise, the morning show for south-central Kentucky’s NBC affiliate television station, WNKY 40.  “It’s a really fun show that I’m happy to be a part of,” said Joshi. What’s more, SoKY Sunrise was recently awarded Best Morning Show at the Kentucky Broadcasters Association Excellence in Broadcasting Awards in Florence, Indiana— [...]

Learning the art of filmmaking in Japan

San Diego native Talia Mereles is studying motion picture production for three weeks with eight film students as part of a UM faculty-led study abroad program. I have an obsession with adventure. I am currently attending the 21-day Film in Japan study abroad program. Ed Talavera, the trip advisor and associate professor of Cinema and Interactive Media in the School of Communication, selected me as a teaching assistant, and I am honored to represent the UM and help lead a fantastic group of students. I traveled with Talavera to Greece [...]

SportsDesk Wins Again

The University of Miami received two honors from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter: a win for UMTV and the opportunity to host the inaugural Suncoast Student Production Awards. UMTV’s SportsDesk, produced by Amanda Fuentes, Valerie Ferrante, and Luis Gonzalez, and advised by Ed Julbe, senior lecturer, won the Student Production Award in the Sports Program category. The Suncoast Student Production Awards were held on April 27 at the University of Miami School of Communication. The competition was open to students from Florida, Louisiana, and Puerto [...]

Graduating Senior Rebekah Chung’s Passion for Production

Finding one’s passion before graduating high school is rare, but Rebekah Chung is an outstanding exception. After one special trip to the movies, the School of Communication senior uncovered her love for production. “In high school, I studied film production and developed a love for telling stories, but I was still unclear as to how that could help inspire change. This thought changed when I went to watch a documentary at the movies with my mom one day,” said Chung. “I don’t remember the name of the film, but I [...]

Javier Morgado Receives 2019 South Florida Communicator of the Year Award

At the 70th Annual Student Media Awards, University of Miami’s student media outlets were recognized for achievements during the 2018-2019 academic year. The ceremony also acknowledged an exceptional alumnus of the School of Communication Department of Journalism and Media Management who has made an impact in the media profession. Javier Morgado, B.S.C. ’98, received the 2019 South Florida Communicator of the Year award for his contributions to the field. Morgado is the executive producer of CNN’s morning show, New Day, and oversees editorial production and the strategic layout for the show. He was [...]

70th Annual Student Media Awards

On April 30th, the University of Miami School of Communication is hosting the 70th Annual Student Media Awards. The ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of UM’s student media during the 2018-2019 academic year, including Distraction Magazine, UMTV programs, Ibis Yearbook, and The Miami Hurricane. The awards are also an occasion to celebrate a graduate of the Department of Journalism and Media Management who has made an impact in the media profession. “Each year, a prominent journalist with ties to UM is honored as the 2019 South Florida Communicator of the Year” [...]

Alumna Receives Seal from American Meteorological Society

Vanessa Alonso, B.S.C. ’08, has made a name for herself in broadcast meteorology after being awarded the American Meteorological Society’s Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval in February. The certificate known as the AMS CBM seal is one of the highest accolades that a broadcast meteorologist can receive in the industry from the American Meteorological Society. The CBM is an honor that provides respected credentials, new resources and information, and a variety of career opportunities. In order to qualify for the CBM, Alonso took a written exam and was then [...]

SportsDesk Wins its First College Television Award

A team effort secured a win for SportsDesk last weekend in Los Angeles, where the students from UMTV’s sports show received a College Television Award (CTA) from the Television Academy Foundation. This is the first time SportsDesk, UMTV’s 30-minute live show focusing on University of Miami athletics, received a CTA. “The award came about as a result of a lot of hard work, preparation, dedication and commitment to producing the best show possible. We had entered the CTAs many times before, but never even got so much as a nomination. I was obviously excited when [...]