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|

Are Journalists Being Targeted During This Current Civil Unrest?

By: Barbara Gutierrez Dozens of journalists have been injured during the protests against the death of George Floyd. Some were caught between demonstrators and police, and others were assaulted or detained. Television reporter Kaitlin Rust in Kentucky kept shouting repeatedly, “I’ve been shot, I’ve been shot.” Freelance photographer Linda Tirado was permanently blinded in one eye because of a rubber bullet fired by police in Minneapolis. CNN reporter Omar Jimenez was arrested on live television because he allegedly refused to move. These journalists were suffering attacks as they were doing [...]

‘The Culture’ Makes UMTV History with First NATAS Nomination

By: Jabria Roscoe UMTV’s The Culture, the station’s first black show, now becomes the first black program at the University of Miami to be nominated for a Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Student Production Award (NATAS). NATAS recognizes excellence and outstanding achievement in television and student production. “My initial reaction was, ‘Wow, we did it!’”, said UM senior and executive producer of The Culture, Rachel Smith. “When we started the show it was just an idea, so this is huge.” The Culture has gone [...]

E!’s Jason Kennedy Presented with the 2020 South Florida Communicator of the Year Award

By: Karina Valdes Last week, students watching the School of Communication’s online presentation of the 71st Annual University of Miami Student Media Awards were treated to words of encouragement from fellow ‘Cane and alumnus, Jason Kennedy, B.S.C. ‘04. Kennedy, host of the E! series In the Room, was presented with the 2020 South Florida Communicator of the Year Award during the awards show that celebrates the dedicated students who make the University’s award-winning student media outlets successful. “When I got an email from Ed [Julbe], saying that I was going [...]