Broadcast Journalism

UMTV – The Culture

The Culture celebrates diversity, conversation and understanding within the UM community. Rachel Smith and Kristion Matas, Class of 2020, knew that embracing the diverse culture in the city of Miami would be a highlight of their time at the University of Miami. "I would say the culture here is just one, where you can do anything," Smith said. "You can be anything that you want to be, you can be anyone you want to be, you can create here, especially at the University of Miami. If you have an idea, you [...]

Making Connections Across the Globe

UM senior Breana Ross was awarded the 2018 Global Citizen Award from a national study abroad company. When University of Miami senior Breana Ross left the United States last spring to study abroad in South Africa, she thought she had a grasp of what poverty looked like. Ross had volunteered at a homeless shelter throughout high school, and founded the service group Written in My Soul at UM to help underprivileged Miami children express themselves through writing. Yet the scenes she saw in South Africa were humbling. As part of a course [...]

2019-12-17T19:20:07-05:00February 28, 2019|Broadcast Journalism|

UMTV Sweeps NBS-AERho Nominations

UMTV swept the 56th Annual National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition with 10 nominations recognizing the organization’s excellence in TV production. Winners will be announced at the 77th NBS-AERho: National Electronic Media Association National Convention, March 7-9 in Philadelphia.  “It feels amazing,” said Breana Ross, senior and UMTV station manager, who anchored the nominated UMTV Midterm Election Special. “It’s actually the first show that I have been physically on that’s been nominated for an award, so that feels amazing. All the hard work paid off.” The station is nominated for [...]

2019-12-17T19:20:39-05:00February 1, 2019|Broadcast Journalism|

Alumna Wins Two Regional Emmys

UM School of Communication alumna Valeria Briceño, B.S.C. ’17, won two Emmy awards at the 42nd Annual Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards last month. Briceño, who graduated from UM with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations, was the youngest employee at Univision when she created the show that would win her these two prestigious awards. “I’m from Venezuela actually, so once I graduated from high school, I came here to this country to do politics or law. But in my first semester I said, you know what, communication is [...]

2019-12-17T19:20:52-05:00January 31, 2019|Broadcast Journalism|

Two UMTV Shows Nominated for College Television Awards

For the first time in over 15 years, two of UMTV’s weekly shows were nominated for the Television Academy Foundation 39th College Television Awards, one of the most prestigious honors for student production in the country. Produced by the same foundation that coordinates the Emmys, the College Television Awards almost mimics the famous television awards show and attracts college students from around the country to Hollywood each year. This year, 25 nominees were selected out of 600 submissions from 174 colleges across the nation, and UMTV’s NewsVision and SportsDesk were [...]

2019-12-17T19:21:06-05:00January 17, 2019|Broadcast Journalism|

UM Alumna Receives 2018 Florida Bar Judge of the Year Award

Palm Beach Circuit Judge Cymonie Rowe, B.S.C. ’94, was recognized with the “2018 Florida Bar Judge of the Year” award at the 2018 Florida Bar Annual Convention. The award was presented on June 14 during the Florida Bar Judicial Luncheon by Michael Higer, Florida Bar president. The convention was held June 13-15 in Orlando, FL and is an annual event hosted by the Florida Bar for Bar members and their families. Rowe graduated from the University in Miami in 1994 with a B.S.C., double majoring in broadcast journalism and psychology.  [...]

2019-12-17T19:22:11-05:00July 12, 2018|Broadcast Journalism|

SoC Mourns the Passing of Alumnus Mike McCormick

The University of Miami School of Communication is mourning the loss of its alumnus Mike McCormick, B.S.C. ’04, who passed away on Monday while covering extreme weather in North Carolina for WYFF News4. McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer both died when a tree fell on their news van. McCormick joined WYFF News4 in 2007 as a reporter. Before that he worked in Arkansas at KHBS/KHOG. “Mike was a terrific student and a great reporter. He was very outgoing and I remember him well. This is tragic news and my heart [...]

Two SoC Students Receive Scholarship

UM Family Night with the Miami Marlins featured a day at the ballpark with activities for faculty and staff, and a special pregame on-field presentation from The Miami Marlins Community Foundation Suzanne Rayson Scholarship Fund to two School of Communication students.  On April 14, Amanda Fuentes and David Perez were each presented with a $2,500 scholarship from The Suzanne Rayson Scholarship Fund benefiting students studying broadcast journalism who have shown an interest in sports broadcasting. Rayson, who served as the Marlins director of broadcasting from 2002 to 2008, died after [...]

Craig Robins: The Interplay of Architecture, Design and Branding

Craig Robins, president and CEO of Dacra, is sharing his expertise with the University of Miami School of Communication, April 11 at 4 p.m. in CIB3053, Shoma Hall. This event will be moderated by award-winning journalist, Rula Jebreal, visiting professor in the School of Communication at the University of Miami. Robins is a developer, designer, philanthropist, and artist. Early in his career, Robins launched the economic revitalization of South Beach’s Art Deco District through meticulous renovation. This success prompted Robins to develop a uniquely vibrant community – the Miami Design District.  [...]

Make Valuable Connections at Fourth Annual Communication Meet-Up

Internship and job-hunting season has arrived. On March 28, University of Miami School of Communication’s Fourth Annual Communication Meet-Up will enable students and alumni to connect with professionals from a variety of communication fields. Attendees can look forward to networking with more than 50 company representatives looking to hire in areas including multimedia, design, communication, public relations, journalism, broadcasting, and advertising. Participants should dress professionally and bring copies of their résumés. Before the Communication Meet-Up, Oath Inc. is holding an info session from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Wolfson room 3040, where [...]