There wasn’t a single empty seat in Shoma Hall on Feb. 5 as students, professors, and even a couple of dogs gathered to hear from Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri, the award-winning producers of Tangerine, Starlet, and, their most recent film, The Florida Project. Margaret Cardillo, lecturer in the Department of Cinema and Interactive Media, led the question and answer session.
Public Relations Campaigns, STC 436, is the capstone class for all University of Miami School of Communication public relations majors. The class works as a small firm, developing multifaceted campaigns for real-world clients.
Upon entering room 3040 of the Wolfson Building, you will no longer find a traditional classroom setting. Free of desks fixed to the floor and immovable iMacs, which have become the norm for classrooms, everything is portable. From the chairs to the podium, the room's configuration can be rearranged depending on the needs of the class.
“The theme was flexibility,” said Tomas Ortiz, director of technical operations and engineering.
Fall 2017 Visiting Knight Chair, Lindsay Grace, concluded his residency at the University of Miami School of Communication with the Game Design Thinking and the Newsroom Interactive Workshop at American University in Washington D.C. The event was attended by members of the winning team from UM’s Newsjam, which consisted of Nicole Barba, Chabeli Castillo, Carlos Gonzalez, and Stephano Cardona.
The Public Relations Experience Program (PREP) kicked off the spring semester on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Jackson Health Foundation’s 2018 Golden Angels Centennial Gala.
Every year, the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) offers a competitive internship program that allows selected students to attend the conference and develop a greater knowledge of the television buying and distribution processes. Since 2011, the annual NATPE conference has been held in Miami Beach.