Electronic Media

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” [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Staying Up All Night for a Good Cause

On Feb. 23, I volunteered to stay up all night to help a local nonprofit during the ninth annual PhilADthropy, where students like me create campaigns and other communication pieces in 25 hours.  The event kicked off at 11 a.m. at the University of Miami School of Communication’s courtyard with speeches by assistant professor of practice in the Department of Strategic Communication and PhilADthropy founder, Meryl Blau, and dean of the School of Communication, Dr. Gregory J. Shepherd. After the 11 nonprofits were introduced, a lunch sponsored by the event's charter sponsor Markham [...]

Ninth Annual PhilADthropy is Launching to Help Local Nonprofits

Eleven leading non-profit organizations from South Florida were chosen to participate in the Ninth Annual PhilADthropy at the University of Miami School of Communication, where students create vibrant campaigns and other advertising materials in one 25-hour, coffee-fueled marathon for some of the most deserving local non-profits. Meryl Blau, lecturer in the Department of Strategic Communication at the School of Communication and the founder of PhilADthropy, says one campaign from last year’s event that really stood out was focused on Shake-A-Leg Miami (SALM). SALM works to improve the health, education, and [...]

Society of Professional Journalists Focuses on Jobs and Internships

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is the oldest organization representing journalists in the United States. Joseph B. Treaster, professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Management, has recently revamped the University of Miami’s chapter of SPJ and is the group's adviser. “The Society of Professional Journalists at the University of Miami is focused on getting jobs and internships for its members,” Treaster said. With this new focus, SPJ at UM now has at least 85 members, according to Treaster. At the organization’s last meeting in November, students elected [...]

Visiting Knight Chair for Spring 2018 to Teach Course on Collaborative Documentary: Environment

Communication plays a significant role in the framing of environmental problems as well as in the articulation of solutions. What kinds of strategies and platforms are artists and documentary makers using to communicate thorny environmental concerns that are often out of sight and out of mind? What kinds of stories, visualizations and outreach initiatives encourage viewers to get involved? Spring 2018 Visiting Knight Chair, Elizabeth "Liz" Miller, will offer a unique course this spring that will give students the opportunity to answer these questions by exploring a range of short, [...]

Creative Juices Flowing at Student-Run Consultancy

A new student-run consultancy is ready to take on clients at University of Miami School of Communication. Orange Umbrella Student Consultancy recently opened, offering an array of services to clients including public relations, advertising, interactive media, film production, research, and web design. The name for the consultancy was inspired by the orange umbrellas that dot UM’s campus and denotes the diverse student workforce and services provided under one umbrella. The consultancy employs students from a variety of disciplines including film, advertising, business, and public relations. “The word umbrella in the [...]

Graduating Senior Oliver Redsten’s Lifelong Passion for Journalism

Graduating this May, senior Oliver Redsten is a 22-year-old student double-majoring in broadcast journalism and political science, with a minor in history. Redsten found his passion for digital storytelling and journalism at a young age and credits the School of Communication for helping him grow and challenging him to ask “why journalism?” Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Redsten has known he wanted to be in the broadcast journalism industry since he was five years old. Redsten attributes his passion for journalism to his experiences growing up, including the 2011 state-wide protests [...]