Media Management

Nobody’s Going to the Movies, Yet Everybody’s Watching Movies

The rise of video streaming services was discussed during a meeting on tech trends before the CES International consumer technology conference held in Las Vegas earlier this month. Photo: Associated Press By Michael R. Malone University of Miami film and media specialists discuss the dynamics—competition, quality, and delivery options—that are revolutionizing the film and TV marketplace. The Golden Globes annually light the fanfare fuse that sizzles all the way to the Oscars on Feb. 9. At the Globes ceremony this year, host Ricky Gervais used his pulpit, in twisted fashion, to [...]

2020-01-15T10:40:08-05:00January 15, 2020|Media Management, Motion Pictures|

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 [...]

Successfully Thriving for 28 Years (and Counting) in TV Sales

For the last Media Management Association meeting of the fall semester, Freda Pedrique-Valdes, senior account manager at Telemundo 51-NBCUniversal (WSCV and WTVJ), shared her insights about the changing practices in television sales. But while students constantly seek new educational and professional opportunities to strengthen their resumes, Pedrique-Valdes admitted having no resume. She has been working for the same renowned Telemundo-NBC company for over twenty-eight years. How did Pedrique-Valdes end up in her long-standing position? During her last year as a graphic design student at International Fine Arts College in Miami, Pedrique-Valdes was approached [...]

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— [...]

Amazon Prime Video Executive Shares Recipe for Success

On November 7, Maria Sanchez, Miami-based head of Prime Video Direct Latin America at Amazon, spoke about her 25-year career in the television distribution industry with members of the Media Management Association. Growing up in Spain, Sanchez always knew that her calling was to work in the entertainment business. After completing her bachelor's degree in film and television from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Sanchez moved to Los Angeles where she worked for several companies for nearly nine years. “When I worked for the small companies, they took me to other [...]

Alumna’s Passion for Radio Comes Full Circle

When Amber Robertson, B.S.C. ’12, graduated from the University of Miami, she had no idea what she wanted to do or who she wanted to be. The only thing she did know was that she wanted to leave her hometown of Miami behind to find opportunity and adventure. Seven years, two cities, and eight job titles later, Robertson visited UM last week to give career advice to anxious undergrads.  “If you want to pivot, your 20s are the perfect time to do it,” said Robertson during her presentation to members [...]

2019 Dolphin Entertainment Summer Internship Program in New York City

This past summer I had the opportunity to intern in my hometown of New York City with Dolphin Entertainment founded by Bill O’Dowd, adjunct professor for the Department of Cinema and Interactive Media (CIM). Dolphin is located on Third Avenue and shares the office of 42 West, an entertainment-based public relations firm. Working under the direct supervision of Emerson Davis, director of development and production, I was able to learn the ropes of production development processes through first-hand experiences. I commuted into Manhattan from Long Island three days a week. Each [...]

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” [...]