School of Communication Student Selected For New York Times Student Journalism Institute

By: Bianca De Paz Tre’Vaughn Howard, a senior majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science, was selected for The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, which is being held remotely for Spring 2021. The Student Journalism Institute brings aspiring journalists together from across the world to learn to produce material that meets the standards of the most prominent and demanding news organization in the nation. Howard, a reporter for UMTV and a member of the President’s 100, was thrilled to find out that he was selected to participate in the [...]

UMTV Wins Six BEA Awards

By: Jabria Roscoe UMTV is the recipient of six Broadcast Education Association Student Best of Festival Awards. With students and faculty from across the country submitting media projects, this year’s competition featured more than 1,300 entries from over 250 colleges. “I was extremely excited to see that UMTV won six awards,” said UMTV station manager, Gianna Sanchez. “To have six awards at the national level really shows that UMTV is doing amazing things across the board, not just in one specific area.” The BEA awards has eight competition categories that [...]

SoC Professor Named Co-Editor of the AK Peters Visualization Series

By: Jabria Roscoe School of Communication associate professor and world-renowned data journalist, Alberto Cairo, was named co-editor of the AK Peters Visualization Series. The series is a collection of books that aims to explain the subject of data visualization. Cairo will work alongside University of British Columbia professor, Tamara Munzner, to find new authors to create books that cater to the world of data journalism. “I got interested in the role because I knew Tamara was involved. She is highly respected in the field, so when I got asked to [...]

2021-02-17T12:50:33-05:00February 17, 2021|Journalism|

The Washington Post’s Editor Announces Plans to Retire

By: Barbara Gutierrez Martin Baron has made a major impact on American journalism and has spearheaded three major national newspapers. Members of the University of Miami community comment on his legacy. When the history of American journalism is written, the name of Martin “Marty” Baron will be featured prominently. He has had a strong influence on many prominent newspapers, and he led The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and the Miami Herald to many Pulitzer Prizes. Now, Baron has announced that he will retire on Feb. 28 from his role [...]

2021-02-03T12:54:31-05:00February 3, 2021|Journalism, School of Communication|

Reforming Section 230: Is the Internet Free for All or a Free-for-All?

By: Michael R. Malone University of Miami experts weigh the merit and consequences of amending or repealing the communications law that provides a legal shield for service providers from the words, images, and videos posted by their users. A range of parties, from individuals who have been falsely accused, harassed, and harangued on social media to conservatives charging media bias, have increasingly called for reform or repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). The CDA, enacted in 1996—before social media platforms even existed [Facebook 2004, Twitter 2006]—ostensibly [...]

2021-01-25T17:21:21-05:00January 21, 2021|Journalism|

Broadcast Brings Biscayne Bay to the Homes of Shake-A-Leg Campers

By: Barbara Gutierrez Each program developed by University of Miami students explores the water and animal life and provides a virtual experience during the pandemic. For 30 years, the organization Shake-A-Leg has offered children with disabilities the opportunity to have experiences on the water providing activities in sailing and water sports on Biscayne Bay. Its summer camp allows the attendees to explore the water and the fauna of an adjacent island off Coconut Grove. This year, because of the pandemic, the camp has changed. And the experience is being brought [...]

UMTV’s ‘The Culture’ Sheds Light on the Black Lives Matter Movement

By: Ashley A. Williams A group of University of Miami students take a deep dive through film, photography, and journalism into the history of police brutality and social justice issues Black people are facing in the United States. As many students around the nation and globe engage in protesting violence by police against Black communities, a group of students at the University of Miami is documenting as much of it as possible. Jayda Graham and KiAnna Dorsey, executive producers of The Culture, UMTV’s award-winning channel which highlights the Black experience [...]

Knight Chairs Pen Open Letter Regarding Arrests & Violence Directed at Journalists During Protests Demanding Racial Justice

Twenty-three Knight Chairs from across the country, including two from the University of Miami School of Communication, penned an open letter bringing attention to violence directed at journalists covering the protests against police brutality. Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism, and Lindsay Grace, Knight Chair in Interactive Media, both signed the letter condemning the attacks on members of the press. Below is the letter in its entirety. AN OPEN LETTER REGARDING ARRESTS AND VIOLENCE DIRECTED AT JOURNALISTS DURING PROTESTS DEMANDING RACIAL JUSTICE In recent weeks, the latest killings of [...]

Are Journalists Being Targeted During This Current Civil Unrest?

By: Barbara Gutierrez Dozens of journalists have been injured during the protests against the death of George Floyd. Some were caught between demonstrators and police, and others were assaulted or detained. Television reporter Kaitlin Rust in Kentucky kept shouting repeatedly, “I’ve been shot, I’ve been shot.” Freelance photographer Linda Tirado was permanently blinded in one eye because of a rubber bullet fired by police in Minneapolis. CNN reporter Omar Jimenez was arrested on live television because he allegedly refused to move. These journalists were suffering attacks as they were doing [...]

COVID-19 Observatory: Bungled Response Compounds Misery in Brazil

By: Michael R. Malone The initiative has been tracking public health policy response data to determine how swift or lax implementation of mitigation efforts have impacted the spread of the virus in Latin American countries. Brazil, which has followed the inept example of Mexico in failing to swiftly enact national public health policies to contain the coronavirus pandemic, has now become the world leader in terms of infections and daily deaths, according to the latest round of data provided by the Latin America COVID-19 Observatory. In a trilingual webinar Tuesday, [...]

2020-06-09T11:18:31-04:00June 9, 2020|Journalism, School of Communication|