‘Black Game Studies’ Examines Contributions of Black Game Makers to the Industry

By Karina Valdes Realizing a need for a reference of African American and African diaspora game makers, Lindsay Grace, associate professor and Knight Chair in Interactive Media, recently released Black Game Studies, an academic and historical book on the contributions of Black game makers to the field of analog and digital games. “There was a shortage of information about people of the African American and African diaspora and the kinds of games they make. What I did at the start of last year was to solicit stories and aggregate all [...]

2022-02-11T14:00:05-05:00February 11, 2022|Interactive Media, School of Communication|

Journalists Respond with Anger, Seek Justice After Four Killed in Mexico

By Barbara Gutierrez The country continues to be hazardous for members of the news media as the January murders are added to the death toll. A University scholar says that impunity must end, and the press must be protected. Mexico continues to be one of the most dangerous places for journalists to practice their profession. Four journalists were killed since the start of this year, prompting large street demonstrations in almost 40 cities in the country by angry news people who are demanding justice for their fallen colleagues. In early [...]

2022-02-03T11:35:10-05:00February 3, 2022|Journalism|

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|