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Recycling changes affecting Broward County

On July 6th, residents Sunrise learned that their recycling program is changing. All recyclables will no longer be processed as usual, but rather sent to a waste-to-energy incineration plant called Wheelabrator in South Broward where it will be converted to electricity. The city rejected the contract renewal with Waste Management that was set to

2018-08-10T12:16:13+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Enviroment, News, Politics|

Coral Gables attracts locals and tourists with umbrella project [Video]

Coral Gables wants to become South Florida’s newest art destination and they are doing it by stringing 720 colorful umbrellas above Giralda Plaza. The Coral Gables Community Foundation collaborated with the city of Coral Gables and Portugal-based art company, Sextafeira, to attract locals and tourists to the city.

2018-08-20T11:21:12+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Video/Audio|

FIU comes up big in state journalism awards

Florida International University students, faculty and alumni took home the hardware from the 2018 Sunshine State awards, held Aug. 4 in Coral Gables, including a first-place award for South Florida News Service photographer Elizabeth Soza for her series focused on homeless in downtown Miami. FIU-affiliated journalists also did well in the Florida Society of

2018-09-06T10:45:53+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Award Winners, Business, Journalism, News|

Now hiring! Work at SFNS

Current FIU students are invited to apply to work for the South Florida News Service for the fall semester. Apply here by Aug. 24 at 5 pm! What is SFNS? We are a student news organization that focuses on issues that matter to us and our generation. Our work is overseen by a news director, Professor

2018-08-08T14:30:35+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Education, News|

Cover city hall, go to jail? SPJ regional director throws down media access challenge

A Broward County based journalist is promising airfare, hotel and a car rental to reporters willing to attempt to cover a town council meeting in rural Alabama. The catch? Tiny Paint Rock recently passed a number of rules prohibiting the media or outsiders from doing just that -- in direct contravention with the state’s Open

2018-06-12T19:49:31+00:00 June 12th, 2018|News, Politics|

Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator opens at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus

Florida International University’s newest facility at Biscayne Bay Campus held its grand opening Wednesday evening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Inc., and FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA)  partnered up for  The Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator, a facility offering FIU art and design students

2018-05-23T15:24:08+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Education, News|

Join SFNS! Open House April 24

Current FIU students are invited to come by the South Florida News Service newsroom at noon on April 24 to visit the facility, meet current staff members and find out how they can be involved. SFNS is open to all majors, not just journalism students, and will be publishing articles, videos, photo galleries and interactive

2018-04-17T10:21:18+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Education, News|

Students feeling accomplished after rally

After marching on the nation’s capital and watching their peers and celebrities give their presentations, Marjory Stoneman Douglas students said they were optimistic about what the future holds regarding gun reform. Matthew Walker, a 17-year-old student at the Parkland, Florida school, said he was surprised at the amount of support they received. "Honestly, I thought

2018-03-29T14:56:59+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Education, March For Our Lives, News, Parkland, Politics, Public Safety|