UM Professor Accepted into Year-long Public Voices Fellowship

By: Esther Animalu Christina Lane, professor and associate dean of graduate studies at the School of Communication, has been selected to participate in the University of Miami Public Voices Fellow for The OpEd Project. This year-long initiative strives to help shape contemporary conversations on campus. Through a joint effort between the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship and the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Public Voice Fellowship will foster a dynamic platform where key leaders can collaborate and engage in diverse discourse. “I'm humbled by [...]

2021-09-16T10:52:58-04:00September 16, 2021|Motion Pictures, School of Communication|

Resurrected ‘Ebony’ Magazine Reaches for its Niche

By: Barbara Gutierrez Can the magazine that once highlighted Black success attract readers today? Members of the University community weigh in on the periodical’s past and its return to publication. For more than seven decades, Ebony magazine and its sister publication, Jet, were the chroniclers of Black life in the United States. Entertainers, athletes, politicians, civil rights activists, and prominent businesspeople graced its glossy covers. The magazine ceased its print edition in 2019 when it fell into bankruptcy. Earlier this year, an online version of the magazine was revived thanks to millionaire and [...]

2021-09-15T11:58:48-04:00September 15, 2021|School of Communication|

SoC Launches Graduate Certificate in Media Management

In September 2021, the School of Communication launched its first graduate certificate and began to welcome applications for the 2022 spring semester. The Graduate Certificate in Media Management (GCMM) will allow professionals to supplement their education with specialized media courses and to enhance their skills. Professor Sam Terilli, Chair of the Department of Journalism and Media Management, noted that "in a short period of time, the certificate can provide students with essential knowledge and the ability to analyze key issues affecting the media." This 12-credit non-degree certificate can be completed [...]

2021-09-10T09:37:26-04:00September 9, 2021|School of Communication|

Peafowl Proliferation in the Grove: Is it Paradise or a Problem?

By: Barbara Gutierrez A film by University of Miami faculty members documents the controversy and the efforts of the City of Miami to curtail the problem of a growing pheasant population in Coconut Grove. Some call it the "peafowl predicament." It is the increasing presence of peafowls, or wandering peacocks and peahens, in the Coconut Grove neighborhood. For years, the colorful birds have strutted the streets of the neighborhood as if they owned them. No one knows how they arrived there, since they are not indigenous to the area. Some [...]

2021-09-07T13:01:57-04:00September 7, 2021|Broadcast Journalism, School of Communication|

Veterans Reflect on the US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

By: Jenny Hudak In the wake of the United States’ final departure from Afghanistan after two decades of war, Jack Miller—a faculty member in the School of Communication, Air Force veteran who served in Afghanistan, and advisor to the Veteran Students Organization (VSO)—reflects on the crisis. Zachary Danney, president of the VSO, says that watching events unfold has been very difficult for veteran students. As Jack Miller watched the rapid collapse of Afghanistan unfold recently—including the striking video of Afghans clasping onto a departing American military transport jet—his phone began [...]

2021-09-07T12:34:52-04:00September 7, 2021|School of Communication|

Editor in Chief of Distraction Magazine Leaves a Lasting Footprint

By: Bianca De Paz Olivia Ginsberg, an Advertising senior and Editor in Chief of Distraction Magazine, was recently awarded an advertising excellence award and nominated for an advertising leadership award. Each year, the Department of Strategic Communication hosts the PRADDY awards to recognize the most deserving and talented students as voted by the department's faculty. After receiving her award, she reflects on her incredible four years at the University of Miami’s School of Communication and how it has shaped her into the individual she is today. “It is so crazy [...]

Film Professor Shares the Inspiration Behind ‘Phantom Lady’

By: Emmalyse Brownstein Christina Lane, chair and associate professor in the Department of Cinematic Arts, has devoted her research in film studies to the subject of women in the film industry. When Christina Lane was a student at Mount Holyoke College in suburban Massachusetts, she knew she was interested in movies. Lane thought that her place was behind the scenes, yet she couldn’t shake that her passion for film was not so much in learning how to operate a Steadicam, but rather in examining its cultural influence and how films [...]

2021-04-29T12:12:48-04:00April 29, 2021|Motion Pictures, School of Communication|

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 [...]

Orange Umbrella Hosts Conversations About the Importance of Diversity in the Workplace

By: Jabria Roscoe Orange Umbrella Student Consultancy hosted its first Beyond the Umbrella where guest speaker Ronald Roberts, managing partner at global marketing communications firm, Finn Partners, discussed the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. The event included student hosts Mia Porter and Anika Bhavnani who guided the conversation. Throughout the evening, Roberts emphasized that companies that want to succeed must be diverse. “If you want to be a successful business in 2021, you’ve got to reach out to diverse audiences,” said Roberts. “DEI is not [...]

2021-03-24T14:08:03-04:00March 24, 2021|School of Communication|

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 [...]