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 [...]

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” [...]

UM Helps Launch Journalism Studies Research Network to Examine The Mexican Journalistic Landscape

Researchers from 11 Mexican and U.S. academic institutions, including the University of Miami School of Communication, have formed the National Journalism Studies Research Network to carry out the third wave of the Worlds of Journalism Study (WJS) in Mexico. The research network will collect data to better understand and explain the realities of journalism in Mexico and compare Mexican journalists on a global scale through a rigorous administration of WJS-crafted questionnaires. School of Communication Associate Professor Sallie Hughes serves as a WJS regional coordinator for Latin American and the Caribbean. [...]

Exploring the Global Definition of Journalism

Considering the diverse political, social, and economic environments spanning the globe, the definition of journalism morphs from culture to culture. School of Communication Professor Jyotika Ramaprasad explored these diversities through extensive quantitative research in India and Botswana. Ramaprasad serves on the executive board of the Worlds of Journalism Study (WJS), an academically-driven data collection project. In its second phase, WJS members collected data  from 27,500 journalists spanning 67 countries. Once cleaned and screened at the WJS Headquarters in Munich, the data became available exclusively to this network of researchers to use [...]