Broadcast Journalism

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

By: Karina Valdes 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 [...]

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

By: Karina Valdes 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 [...]

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UMTV Wins 6 Awards Out of 10 NBS-AERho Nominations

By: Karina Valdes The hard work put in by the students of UMTV paid off in a big way. The student-run station won six awards out of 10 nominations from NBS-AERho during the 56th Annual National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition. Winners were announced during the 77th NBS-AERho: National Electronic Media Association National Convention, March 7-9. in Philadelphia. “[The students] are receiving the national recognition that they deserve,” said Boriana Treadwell, lecturer and UMTV faculty adviser. “The students of UMTV are extremely hard-working, talented, and dedicated. They spend countless hours every week without receiving [...]

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 [...]