Two Studies Examine How Latin American Journalists Cope With Stress

By: Barbara Gutierrez University collaborations, one in Mexico and the other in Brazil, show that many reporters turn to colleagues and their desire to provide public service to bolster emotional strength when facing threat and harassment. Violence is on the uptick against journalists in Latin America and around the world, as is risk to their emotional well-being during coverage of traumatic events, but little is known about how journalists are coping. Two new University of Miami studies, in collaboration with academic partners in Mexico and Brazil, revealed that journalists respond [...]

2021-07-26T12:32:15-04:00July 26, 2021|Journalism|

COVID-19 Observatory: Bungled Response Compounds Misery in Brazil

By: Michael R. Malone The initiative has been tracking public health policy response data to determine how swift or lax implementation of mitigation efforts have impacted the spread of the virus in Latin American countries. Brazil, which has followed the inept example of Mexico in failing to swiftly enact national public health policies to contain the coronavirus pandemic, has now become the world leader in terms of infections and daily deaths, according to the latest round of data provided by the Latin America COVID-19 Observatory. In a trilingual webinar Tuesday, [...]

2020-06-09T11:18:31-04:00June 9, 2020|Journalism, School of Communication|

School of Communication Research and Creative Activity Focusing on COVID-19

By: SoC News Faculty from the School of Communication are contributing to research on COVID-19 and the effects this virus has had on society. Through various projects, faculty are exploring the role of communication in reporting COVID-19 data, employee perceptions on business communication, social media use, and other topics. The list below will be updated as projects are developed. 1. Organizational communication for public health emergencies by Yeunjae Lee, Queenie Li, and Weiting Tao This project aims to understand how organizations communicate with their employees during the COVID-19 outbreak and its resulting impacts on [...]

2020-04-16T16:42:38-04:00April 16, 2020|School of Communication|