School of Communication

Ramos Receives Top Award from School of Communication

Acclaimed journalist Jorge Ramos, who recently endowed scholarships in the School of Communication, was honored during the University of Miami Student Media Awards. By Karina Valdes With the academic year coming to a close, the University of Miami School of Communication celebrated the achievements of student media at the 74th Annual University of Miami Student Media Awards. During the ceremony, alumnus and acclaimed journalist, Jorge Ramos, was recognized with the 2023 South Florida Communicator of the Year Award for his distinguished contributions to the media profession. He spoke with students [...]

Debate Team Hosts First Miami Oceans Debates

By Barbara Gutierrez The tournament brought 14 schools and colleges to the University of Miami to engage in a verbal exchange about the pros and cons of aquaculture. Capitalizing on Miami’s unique proximity to the ocean and its vulnerability to the effects of climate change, the University of Miami Debate Team hosted its first Miami Oceans Debates during the weekend of April 22-23 to discuss if “Accelerated Open Ocean Aquaculture Would Be Desirable.” “We were interested in a topic about the ocean because we live here,” said David Steinberg, associate [...]

Graduating Senior is All About Clubs, Communication, and Now Commencement

By Karina Valdes Katarina Jenkins is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Communication majoring in public relations and with two minors; one in media management and a second in marketing. Visit for more information on commencement at the University of Miami. For Katarina Jenkins, the decision to attend the University of Miami was an easy one. Her mom, a member of the air force, completed ROTC at UM and graduated with her bachelor’s and Ph.D. degrees from the university. As a military child, Jenkins moved every year or [...]

School of Communication to Host Panel on Gender Equality and Reproductive Health

To this day, women globally are subjected to forms of control over their bodies and, in particular, their ability to exercise their reproductive rights is still constrained. Amid a rise of challenges to the advancement of women’s rights, including the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade in the United States, sexual and reproductive health rights are at the forefront of conversations about the advancement of gender equality. To address these issues, the University of Miami School of Communication is hosting a panel titled “How Women and Health NGOs Use Communications [...]

2023-03-10T09:38:59-05:00March 9, 2023|School of Communication|

Inaugural Shorts Miami International Film Festival Coming to the Bill Cosford Cinema

The internationally recognized University of Miami School of Communication announces its inaugural Shorts Miami International Film Festival, to be held Feb. 3-5 at the Bill Cosford Cinema in Coral Gables. The festival seeks to showcase emerging and established filmmakers in a competition that aims to promote excellence in short form narrative and documentary filmmaking. Monetary awards of $500 will be given to the best jury-selected U.S. or international short film (20 minutes or less) in each of the following competitions: Narrative and Documentary. A $500 Best of the Festival cash-award [...]

2023-02-07T12:09:48-05:00January 23, 2023|Motion Pictures, School of Communication|

SoC Alumni Shared their Perspectives During Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series

The University of Miami Alumni Association recently held its Fall 2022 Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series, “Unpacking the Midterm Elections: What's Next?,” featuring several alumni from the School of Communication. SoC alumni Joshua E. Johnson, B.S.C. ’02, Bryan Llenas, B.S.C. ’10, and Javier E. Morgado, B.S.C. ’99, joined Jorge Ramos, M.A. ’96, for a discussion moderated by Katie Phang, J.D. ’00, and hosted by Devang B. Desai, A.B. ’97, J.D. ’03. Karin Wilkins, dean of the School of Communication, shared remarks at the end of the panel. The lecture centered around [...]

2022-12-12T12:52:27-05:00November 28, 2022|School of Communication|

In Memoriam of Shara Pavlow

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you that one of our longstanding faculty has passed on Oct. 16. Shara Pavlow was a dedicated and active member of our School of Communication community. Having completed her undergraduate studies with the University of Miami, she left for her Master’s in Journalism with the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. The magnetism of our school brought her back to us in 2000, when she became one of the inaugural doctoral students with our School of Communication. She earned the [...]

2022-12-12T11:59:33-05:00October 21, 2022|School of Communication|

Panel Calls to Restore Civility in Defense of Democracy

By Pamela Edward Distinguished University of Miami alumni shared perspectives on civil discourse, the credibility of the media, trust in institutions, and other matters during a spirited discussion hosted by the School of Communication. The current polarization of contemporary social and political discourse formed the backdrop of a spirited panel discussion presented by the University of Miami School of Communication and alumnus Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., at Lakeside Village Auditorium on Thursday. Titled Journalism and Civility as Cornerstones of Democracy, the conversation was moderated by Karin Wilkins, dean of the [...]

2022-08-29T12:39:22-04:00August 29, 2022|School of Communication|

Get to Know Our New Faculty

The University of Miami School of Communication is pleased to welcome our magnificent seven new faculty members to our ranks. Learn more about our new faculty below. Jonathan Gorchow, Lecturer, Department of Journalism and Media Management Jonathan Gorchow Jon Gorchow joins the School of Communication after an extensive career overseeing a variety of media organizations including broadcast, cable, and new OTT ventures. One of Gorchow’s many successes includes a media company he founded and managed that was responsible for creating 4K and HD linear channels, SVOD and VOD [...]

2022-08-25T11:36:28-04:00August 23, 2022|School of Communication|

Welcoming Al Martin to our School of Communication

We are very pleased to announce that Alfred L. Martin, Jr., a renowned scholar of media and cultural studies, is joining the faculty of the University of Miami School of Communication. Dr. Martin’s research focuses on fans, texts, and production of television and film, through the lens of critical Black studies, and sexuality and gender studies. Having earned his Ph.D. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Martin comes to us having served as an associate professor of communication studies and African American studies at the [...]

2022-08-09T09:48:44-04:00August 9, 2022|School of Communication|