MMA Meeting Recap: Brian Norris Shares Career Advice with MMA Students

By Rachel Schlow A frequent speaker to the Media Management Association (MMA), Brian Norris kindly stopped by the School of Communication during his short stay in Miami to share his career experiences in advertising and sales over the last 20 years. Norris is currently senior vice president, SMB Growth Division, Advertising & Partnerships at NBCUniversal, as well as adjunct professor at Fordham University Gabelli School of Business. He previously led the first direct-to-consumer team within the Advertising & Partnerships division at NBCU, with a focus on creating an environment for [...]

2023-05-08T17:39:19-04:00May 8, 2023|Media Management|

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 [...]

The Importance of Connecting to the Audience in Advertising

By Leen Shlomo In March 2023, the Media Management Association (MMA) invited Lucia Sotres to discuss the evolution of media and advertising in the last 10 years. Originally from Mexico City and speaking four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German), Sotres is currently Condé Nast's luxury account director for Mexico and Latin America. Condé Nast, owned by Advance Publications, has been a leading media company for more than 100 years, publishing such magazines as Vogue, GQ, Glamour, and Vanity Fair, and reaching over 270 million consumers in 32 markets. Before [...]

2023-05-02T11:34:34-04:00May 2, 2023|Media Management|

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 [...]

Class Seams Fashion and Technology

By Jenny Hudak A new special topics class in the School of Communication teaches students how to bring clothes to life by integrating them with wearable technology. The clock struck 10:45 a.m. during Lorena Lopez’s “Wearable Technologies” class last week. Though the period had concluded for the day, not a single student enrolled in the new course budged from their seats. So enthralled with the work they were doing, the time continued to pass as students intricately sewed coded circuit boards into their fabrics, preparing for their final projects.  Among [...]

2023-05-02T11:06:33-04:00May 1, 2023|Interactive Media|

Crafting Films to ‘Unjudge,’ Celebrate Humanity

By Michael R. Malone Student filmmakers in the School of Communication “Human Book” project have generated short films, all entries in the Canes Film Festival, that challenge stereotypes, celebrate resiliency, and bring the best of humanity into sharp focus. Charged with using their cameras to tell the stories of extraordinary individuals, student filmmakers in the M.F.A. Documentary program have crafted short narrative films that explore a spectrum of inspiring personalities—a Ukrainian ballet dancer, a reformed felon in Coconut Grove, and entrepreneurial sisters who share their love for dance. The films [...]

2023-05-01T12:44:39-04:00May 1, 2023|Motion Pictures|

2023 Awards

April 2023 42nd Annual College Television Awards: Winner: Sports Category: SportsDesk – University of Miami Nominations: NewsCategory: UMTV NewsVision – University of Miami Ben Ezzy, Director Tyler Walsh, Producer Spencer Askinazy, Producer Katelyn Kucharski, Writer Sophia Vitello, Writer Harvey Duplock, Writer Embrik Eyles, Writer Derryl Barnes, Writer Blake Atwell, Writer Sports Category: SportsDesk - University of Miami Danyel DeVilliers, Director, Producer Gianna Sanchez, Producer Derryl Barnes, Writer Maxwell Trink, Writer Josh White, Writer Thomas Sullivan, Writer Cassandra Garcia, Writer Michelle Ng-Reyes, Writer March 2023 2022 NSMA State Award [...]

2023-05-02T08:49:08-04:00May 1, 2023|Awards List|

2022 Awards

Dec. 2022 Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Crown Awards for Distraction and Ibis Distraction: General Print Magazine General Hybrid Magazine General Digital Magazine Ibis: Print Yearbook Suncoast Emmy® Award “The Perpetual Loop,” Professor Ed Talavera, Rodrigo Arauz, M.F.A. ‘22, and Dennis Scholl, president and CEO of Oolite Arts, “Are You Down?,” Professors Ed Talavera and Konstantia Kontaxis, Ellie Konn, M.F.A. ‘22, and Dennis Scholl. Provost’s Research Award Susan Morgan and co-investigators Tyler Harrison and Kallia Wright. Knight Foundation Award The Bill Cosford Cinema received an award that will be used [...]

2023-05-02T08:49:16-04:00April 28, 2023|Awards List|