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Are You Sick of Bad News?

By Barbara Gutierrez Studies show that consumers are reading and watching less local and national news. In many cases, it is for mental health reasons. If you have been experiencing stress because of the state of the world—a pandemic, political strife, killings, and extreme weather conditions—you are not alone. For many, news can be toxic, and its intensity can promote helplessness and exhaustion, experts report. A 2022 Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism report on consumers in the United States said that while the majority of people surveyed consume [...]

2023-08-16T14:56:29-04:00August 16, 2023|Broadcast Journalism, Journalism, Media Management|

The Future of the Entertainment Industry

By: Amanda M. Perez Experts from across the University of Miami and those in the entertainment business weigh in on how the global pandemic has affected the profession and how it could shape the dynamics moving forward. For many people who make a living in the entertainment industry, life as they knew it abruptly changed in late March when the spread of COVID-19 forced every aspect of the business to shut down. With movie theaters going dark, concert halls closing their doors, and film sets delaying production indefinitely, the global [...]

2020-08-20T10:33:51-04:00July 22, 2020|Motion Pictures, School of Communication|

Experts Explore Twitter and its Role in Public Conversations

By: Michael R. Malone University of Miami communication specialists analyze the susceptibility of Twitter and other social media platforms to society’s ills—racism, rage, and violence—and what might be done to improve digital media as a resource. When Twitter founder Jack Dorsey launched the online social networking site in March 2006, his team envisioned a noble purpose for the enterprise: to serve the public conversation and stimulate shared learning and solutions for some of the world’s most complex problems. Yet today, far from being a hub for healthy exchange, Twitter seems [...]

2020-06-08T11:14:20-04:00June 8, 2020|School of Communication|