covid-19

When Interpreting Data Visualizations and Graphics, Read the Fine Print

By: Kristian A. Rodriguez Alberto Cairo, a visual communications expert in the School of Communication, explains how data journalism is helping the world to understand the impact of the coronavirus. Shocking statistics are so prevalent these days, but you need to pay close attention to what a graphic is attempting to convey. This is the advice of Alberto Cairo, the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami School of Communication and a veteran expert on news information graphics. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, data [...]

2020-05-15T10:32:32-04:00May 15, 2020|Journalism|

Cinematic Arts Develops Online International Film Festival in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the University of Miami to suspend face-to-face instruction, students in the Department of Cinematic Arts were especially affected. Filmmaking is by definition a collaborative art, one that requires crews to work together, as well as access to an extensive array of production equipment. As the School of Communication has seen time and again in our community, creativity and persistence can overcome practical challenges. Motion pictures students forced to shelter in place worked during this crisis to develop films that will be screened online at the [...]

2020-05-08T12:02:46-04:00May 8, 2020|Motion Pictures|

Graduating Senior Makes a Lasting Impression on UMTV Amid Pandemic Crisis

By: Sabrina Pizziol Since the recent pandemic has changed the way we receive information, news productions have been scrambling to figure out how to adapt. Graduating broadcast journalism major, Ben Ezzy, has been at the frontline of this change, as he executive directs COVID-19: A UMTV Special.   “Obviously, it’s been a difficult few weeks in not being able to finish the semester together,” Ezzy explains. “But this has been a powerful story, and it shows our strengths as journalists and that we’ve been able to embrace those challenges and [...]

2020-05-01T16:09:46-04:00May 1, 2020|Broadcast Journalism, Journalism|

Student Faces a New ‘Humanity Emergency’

By: Christopher Bared Sarah Fraser, a medical doctor and graduate student in the University of Miami School of Communication, decided to return to the medical front lines and help battle COVID-19 in her native Canada. Last year, in the Oct. 3, 2019, edition of UMTV’s NewsVision show, Dr. Sarah Fraser appeared as the guest medical expert. A graduate student in the University of Miami School of Communication, she had pressed pause on her medical career to pursue a master’s degree in journalism. On the student media cable show, she eloquently [...]

2020-04-23T15:09:01-04:00April 23, 2020|Journalism, School of Communication|

Effective Messages Must Fulfill Important Objectives

By David L. Steinberg David L. Steinberg, director of debate at the University of Miami, analyzes how the actions and words of leaders matter during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Speeches matter. Leaders lead by their actions and by their words. In times of crisis, rhetorical action is particularly important to calm anxiety and to bring people together in shared effort needed to overcome the crises. During the COVID-19 pandemic, both New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom have succeeded in exemplifying outstanding leadership. I [...]

2020-04-16T11:10:14-04:00April 16, 2020|School of Communication|