David Jordan BBC

David Jordan, one of the top officials of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in London, is speaking to more than half a dozen groups of University of Miami students and faculty on the Coral Gables campus next week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday – Nov. 16, 17, and 18.

“We’re delighted to be bringing such an accomplished journalist to the University of Miami,” said Greg Shepherd, dean of the School of Communication. “He brings a global perspective that fits perfectly with the work our students and faculty are doing.”

Jordan, the director of editorial policy and standards at the BBC, is coming to the university in connection with the School of Communication’s London Summer study abroad program. Students will be in London for three weeks next summer, from July 5 to 27, studying at some of the world’s most influential public relations, advertising, and journalism organizations. Jordan, who joined the BBC nearly 30 years ago, will be showing UM students the newsroom of the BBC, introducing them to senior editors and reporters and talking about the business side of broadcasting.

In Miami, several faculty members in the School of Communication and the Department of International Studies are going to be leading discussions with him.

Professor Vendulka Kubalkova of the Department of International Studies plans to focus on the BBC’s global news coverage at classes at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Learning Center 140 on Tuesday, Nov. 17. 

At 11 a.m. on Nov. 17 in the School of Communication’s Shoma Hall, CIB 3053, Professor Samuel A. Terilli, the chairman of the Department of Journalism & Media Management, and Jordan will discuss how British and American courts deal with news coverage and press freedom. 

On Nov. 18 at 11:15 a.m. in CIB 2055, in the School of Communication, Media Management Professor Ana Francois and Jordan will be talking about how editors decide what news to report and how to present it to mass audiences.

Jordan opens his visit to Miami with talks at 10:10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, in CIB 2054 in the School of Communication and ends with an audience of public relations and journalism students at 1:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Shoma Hall. All of Jordan’s talks are open to all University of Miami students and faculty.