Journalism

UM Professor Wins Sigma Journalism Award

By: Jabria Roscoe Alberto Cairo, a world-renowned data journalist and associate professor, is the co-winner of a Sigma Journalism award for his work on the project Zones of Silence (ZOS). The project is a collaboration between Cairo, El Universal daily newspaper in Mexico, and the Google News Initiative. “It’s great news because the Sigma awards are quite prestigious,” said Cairo. “I feel happy not just for the award, but because the project and the work are being recognized.” The Sigma awards, formally known as the Data Journalism awards, is a [...]

2020-03-09T15:52:10-04:00March 9, 2020|Interactive Media, Journalism|

Reporters Project Receives New Support to Build Statehouse Coverage System

Multidisciplinary collaboration between California Polytechnic State University and University of Miami will use Knight Foundation support to create AI-driven wire service for statehouse coverage. A $200,000 investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will help Cal Poly Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy (IATPP) develop an artificial intelligence system that will strengthen news coverage of state and local governments, the IATPP announced. Researchers aim to build a prototype news wire service where narrative content covering state legislatures is automatically generated from primary data sources, and can [...]

2020-03-06T11:30:40-05:00March 6, 2020|Journalism|

UMTV Receives 11 Nominations for NBS-AERHo Awards

By: Jabria Roscoe UMTV received 11 nominations in ten different categories from the NBS-AERho National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition. NBS-AERho is a national organization that recognizes the work of college students working toward a career in electronic media. The winners will be announced at the NBS-AERho 78th National Convention, held March 11-14 in Los Angeles. UMTV has been nominated in categories that include Video Feature Segment, Video Newscast (live), Video Newscast (prerecorded), Video Documentary Program, Video Sports Segment, and Video Sports Program. UM senior lecturer and UMTV faculty advisor, [...]

Two UMTV Shows Nominated for College Television Awards

By: Karina Valdes Two UMTV shows, NewsVision and SportsDesk, were each recently nominated for a Television Academy Foundation College Television Award. The College Television Awards recognize excellence in student production, with this year’s nominees selected out of 374 submissions from 112 schools across the nation. NewsVision and SportsDesk are the only two UMTV shows airing live. NewsVision staff were nominated in the News category for their work on MSD Massacre One Year Later. “This recognition impacts everyone who spends countless hours every week volunteering to produce each episode of NewsVision [...]

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— [...]

A Living Laboratory for Good Writing

Veteran journalist Joseph B. Treaster draws on his continuing work for The New York Times to convey the lessons of good writing to communication students. Joe Treaster had the jitters. The cub reporter for The Miami Hurricane knew hardly anything about Claude Pepper or U.S. policy on China. Yet, he had to cover a China speech by the Florida congressman for the student newspaper. “I was sweating,” Treaster told students in one of the Writing for the Digital Age classes he now teaches as a professor in the School of [...]

What You See Is Not What You Get: Misleading Charts

In elementary school, we were introduced to graphs and charts. We were taught how to find the x- axis, the different types of graphs, and how to plot points. We also learned, that charts are like pictures--they help tell a story and add credibility. But graphs should really be looked at with a close eye, as some can skew data to support the writer's own narrative and mislead readers. The information isn’t always wrong, but the way in which it is presented can be deceptive. Take this scenario for example: Hurricane [...]

Our Faculty Telling the Hurricane Dorian Story

When the School of Communication’s Alberto Cairo, associate professor and Knight Chair in Visual Journalism, and Joseph B. Treaster, professor, saw Hurricane Dorian threatening Miami, their first thought was: How can we help people understand this momentous event, how can we tell the story? Both ended up publishing work in The New York Times, which now has more than 4 million subscribers around the world. Talk about Miami faculty impact. Cairo, created a fast-paced narrative with graphics for The Times’ Op Ed Page on how to accurately read the National [...]

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 [...]

Javier Morgado Receives 2019 South Florida Communicator of the Year Award

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 show. He was [...]