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 [...]

68th Annual Student Media Awards

University of Miami School of Communication is hosting the 68th Annual Student Media Awards on May 2. “The Student Media Awards are a chance to recognize students for all their hard work throughout the academic year,” said Sam Terilli, department chair for the Department of Journalism and Media Management and associate professor. This year’s guest speaker is alumnus Bryan Llenas, B.S.C. ’10, who works as a New York-based correspondent for Fox News Channel. In 2015, Llenas moderated University of Miami President Julio Frenk’s town hall. The Student Media Awards are sponsored [...]

Communication Meet-Up a Success for Students and Employers

Last week, more than 160 University of Miami School of Communication students, faculty, and alumni filled the Frances L. Wolfson courtyard to mingle with industry leaders and network with specialists in film, multimedia, design, public relations, journalism, and various other communication fields.  Students met with representatives from more than 20 organizations including ESPN, Yahoo, and Fox News. Each company rep was able to speak with students one-on-one to discuss their organization’s corporate culture, the opportunities available, and how interested students could get involved. According to first year public relations student [...]

Network and Meet Recruiters at the Third Annual Communication Meet-Up

If you’re planning your next step after graduation, stop by University of Miami School of Communication’s Third Annual Communication Meet-Up on March 22. This annual recruiting and networking event connects students and alumni with professionals from a variety of communication fields. “The Communication Meet-Up brings tremendous benefits to our students. It provides a comfortable environment to practice their networking skills which is crucial to succeeding in this industry, and many advance to being interviewed, and even get hired directly through the event for great internships and jobs,” says Kebrina Maharaj, [...]

SoC Unveils Two New State-of-the-Art Centers

University of Miami School of Communication ushered in the interactive age with the dedication of two new centers on Friday, December 2. The school officially opened the Koenigsberg & Nadal Interactive Media Center and the Robert & Lauren Mann Broadcast Center in a unique ceremony emphasizing interaction and technology. UM trustees, donors, guests, and friends watched the ribbon cutting on two flat screen TVs in the school’s courtyard before touring the new facilities. Gregory J. Shepherd, dean of the School of Communication, opened the ceremony by thanking the university’s Board [...]

For the Love of Alma Mater

By: Karina Valdes The University of Miami School of Communication recently named the Robert & Lauren Mann Broadcast Center in honor of alumnus Robert “Bob” Mann, B.A. ’70, who is being recognized for his unwavering support of the university for more than 30 years. The dedication ceremony takes place on Friday, December 2, at 3:30 p.m. in the courtyard of the Frances L. Wolfson Building. In the late 1960s, Mann stepped foot on University of Miami’s campus for the first time as an undergraduate student studying radio and television broadcast. [...]

Media for Change Virtual Conference

Media makers, academics and technologists from all over the world will be discussing the impact that media has on building a better world in the Media for Change Virtual Conference, a 12-hour global virtual event held on Nov. 17. University of Miami School of Communication is one of four institutions serving as an international hub for the event. The other institutions are Temple University, Japan Campus, Tokyo; School of Journalism, English and Communication, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK; and SENAC, São Paulo, Brazil. The conference will take a look at what [...]

Koenigsberg and Nadal Interactive Media Center Opening at UM School of Communication

A state-of-the-art space for innovation and creativity is opening at the University of Miami School of Communication. The Koenigsberg and Nadal Interactive Media Center (IMC) is poised to transform experiential education at the University by giving students collaborative spaces and a fully-equipped multimedia agency to create, learn, and expand their portfolios. “Students need to have access to the tools that are driving creative work across communication industries,” says Gregory J. Shepherd, dean of the School of Communication. “But I also think it is essential that we provide spaces that encourage [...]

Did You Get to Know us?

On Aug. 30, the rain didn't stop University of Miami’s award-winning publications and organizations from getting together and encouraging students to get involved. Organized by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), club leaders and interested students gathered around free pizza and soda to listen to the benefits of joining one of the many organizations the School of Communication has to offer. PRSSA is a pre-professional organization open to all students that aims to give real-world public relations experience. Professor Heidi Carr, the faculty adviser for UM PRSSA, says [...]

67th Annual Student Media Awards

On April 26, University of Miami School of Communication honored its students, alumni, and faculty at the 67th Annual Student Media Awards. Shoma Hall was filled with students, friends, and family, as hosts Danny New and S. Molly Dominick from UMTV’s Off the Wire introduced the first award as the “Please Become an Adjunct Award,” officially known as the Communicator of the Year. This year’s Communicator of the Year was UM alumnus Dan Le Batard. Le Batard graduated from UM in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in communication, majoring [...]