NewsVision is Honored at Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards

By Esther Animalu Each year the Society of Professional Journalists hosts the Mark of Excellence Awards (MOE), a national award ceremony that celebrates notable work within college journalism during the calendar cycle. Throughout all of the SPJ’s 12 regions, national winners are selected from each category. Student journalists are assessed by distinguished professionals within the journalism industry who have at least three years of experience. NewsVision, UMTV’s half-hour live campus news show, won Best All-Around Television News Magazine within the television category at the MOE awards. The award-winning show covers [...]

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 Media Reporters Steel Themselves for their Biggest Story Yet

By: Ashley A. Williams The reporting teams at The Miami Hurricane and UMTV seize the opportunity to tell their stories during a global pandemic. Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. People all over the world are quarantined in their homes, relying on journalists to bring them up-to-the-minute news about the novel coronavirus. Along with the rest of the media world, the University of Miami’s emerging journalists and reporters have adjusted to sheltering at home while simultaneously documenting the biggest story of their lives—the global COVID-19 pandemic. Students Rebecca Goddard, editor-in-chief [...]

2020-04-14T14:42:09-04:00April 14, 2020|School of Communication|