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 [...]

Ibis and Distraction Receive National Awards

It was a celebratory spring break for the Ibis and Distraction staffs. Two Gold Crowns, one Best of Show, a Second Place for Best of Show, and two Apples were awarded between two national conferences. The Ibis, Distraction print issue, and Distraction online page were honored by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) in New York City at the Spring National College Media Convention 2019 with Gold Crown awards. The Gold Crown is the highest honor that the CSPA bestows on a student publication. The 2018 Ibis edited by Alize [...]

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UMTV Wins 6 Awards Out of 10 NBS-AERho Nominations

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 any school credit [...]

The Disappearance of the Jews from Islamic Lands- History, Human Right and Current Implications

Adi Schwartz is an Israeli independent journalist with more than 10 years of experience in leading Israeli international media outlets. Currently, he is Monocle magazine’s correspondent in Israel. Schwartz has just published a book about the Palestinian-Israeli refugee/human rights issue, The War for Return.  On Nov. 27, Schwartz will be presenting a talk titled The Disappearance of the Jews from Islamic Lands- History, Human Right and Current Implications at the University of Miami School of Communication. The event will be at Shoma Hall, CIB 3053, beginning with a reception at 6:30 pm. and [...]

Join the Data Revolution: VizUM Symposium

Large sets of raw data can be overwhelming and difficult to understand without the aid of charts, graphs, and other forms of data visualization. Diverse industries have taken note and are increasingly interested in discovering the stories that can be found within datasets and communicating those findings to their audiences.  At the fifth annual VizUM Symposium at the University of Miami, all things data will be celebrated. The symposium begins with talks from two remarkable thought leaders in the data visualization field, Bongshin Lee, senior researcher at Microsoft Research, and Hadley [...]

Patrick Cunnane: From Sky Blue Waters to the West Wing

Whether he’s working within the White House walls or crafting scripts for White House-inspired television, Patrick Cunnane is no stranger to politics. The Washington D.C.-bound ‘Cane graduated in 2010 with a B.S.C and no inclination of the six-year journey he would soon embark on with former President Barack Obama. As the former president’s senior writer and deputy director of messaging, Cunnane developed statements in Obama’s voice and partook in many significant visits around the world. “Miami was key. I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life [...]

Cairo’s Visual Trumpery Lecture Tour

The very title of Knight Chair in Visual Journalism and Professor of Professional Practice Alberto Cairo’s lecture tour, Visual Trumpery, is an example of its content. It’s designed to provoke ideological defenses, but the discussion is completely non-partisan.  Trumpery means worthless nonsense, something that is showy and deceitful at the same time, which can arise in text, verbally or visually. Cairo observed misleading charts, graphs, and data maps designed by individuals and organizations from all over the political spectrum after the 2016 election. This led to his international lecture tour, crafted [...]

Grace Returns as Knight Chair in Interactive Media

When students think of studying journalism, the furthest thing from their minds is creating video games. Lindsay D. Grace is changing that at the University of Miami School of Communication through his groundbreaking work on news games, an innovative medium for journalists to engage readers and motivate them to become active in addressing the issues facing their community. Grace, an award-winning game designer, is returning this semester to UM as the Knight Chair of Interactive Media and will continue his work on rapid game development. He began his Visiting Knight [...]

The World Cup – Graphically Displayed

A School of Communication associate professor played an important hand—an artistic one!—in World Cup action, coordinating a team of designers to graphically tell the story of the world’s biggest fútbol tournament. Over the past month, millions of fans around the world have followed the bouncing ball trajectory of their national teams. In tiny towns such as Chitré in Panama and Selfoss in Iceland—two countries that reached the competition for the first time—aficionados and aødáendurs have gasped and groaned as their teams stumbled on the Russian soccer turf. UM Associate Professor Alberto Cairo, who [...]

UM SoC Alumna Maribel Perez Wadsworth Named USA TODAY Publisher

USA TODAY has named University of Miami School of Communication alumna Maribel Perez Wadsworth, B.S.C. '93, as its publisher. This makes Perez Wadsworth, a Cuban-American, the first person of color to serve as the publication’s publisher. Wadsworth is the second woman to hold this position.  “I’m proud and humbled that a daughter of immigrants of modest means has had an opportunity to rise to a position of leadership and influence in my industry. I am very grateful,” says Perez Wadsworth. Perez Wadsworth will remain president of the USA TODAY NETWORK, a [...]