FIU-SPJ awarded National Chapter Program of the Year

FIU's Society of Professional Journalists chapter won the National Campus Program of the Year award Friday for a program on diversity and media bias at the organization's annual conference in Baltimore. The award recognized the program “Stirring UP the Media,” held last November which focused on how one's background impacts how news is both

2018-10-26T10:43:22+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Award Winners, Journalism, News, Promo|

SPJ-FIU finalist for national honors

The Florida International University chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is a finalist for both student chapter and student program of the year, officials announced Wednesday. The winners of the 2018 Campus Chapter of the Year and the 2018 Campus Program of the Year are scheduled to be named at the SPJ Excellence

2018-10-01T16:13:53+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Award Winners, Education, Journalism, News|

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|

Former SFNS editor wins Hearst Award for bridge collapse coverage

A spring graduate has received a Hearst Award -- the equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize in college journalism --  for breaking news coverage of the Florida International University bridge collapse, the first such prize for the school in two decades. Jesse Scheckner, the managing editor of SFNS during the spring semester, won first place for his coverage. Current Training

2018-08-09T15:43:39+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Award Winners, Business, News, Pickups|

FIU bridge collapse: Six dead, 10 injured

The fatality count from the Thursday bridge collapse near Florida International University's Modesto A. Maidique campus rose overnight from four to six people, and criminal charges may be pending after an investigation, according to police. State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle was scheduled to visit the scene later Friday. A team of 15 National Transportation Safety Board representatives are

FIU bridge near MMC campus collapses, killing and injuring several

A pedestrian bridge scheduled to open to the public early next year near Florida International University’s Modesto Maidique Campus collapsed Thursday, killing several people, according to Florida Highway Patrol officials. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived on the scene to treat those injured and search for survivors trapped beneath the rubble. At least eight cars had been

Documenting Miami’s homeless [Photos]

As Cheo Sobalvarro turned the corner on a recent afternoon, he noticed his friend Robert scribbling on a notebook. As he took out his camera and focused the lens, Robert looked up. “Hey Robert,” Sobalvarro said. “How are you doing, man?” Robert, who declined to give his last name, is a homeless man living on

Club Space tries a new set of moves: yoga [Video]

Better known for parties lasting past sunrise, a new set of moves is emerging downtown at Club Space: yoga. Every Saturday at 4:20 p.m. “Yoga on the Space Terrance” takes over the usual electronic dance music. The classes are free, though attendees are asked to bring their own mats. “Yoga is a nice thing for

2018-08-07T17:55:47+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Arts & Culture, Award Winners, Lifestyle, Pickups, Video/Audio|

Trabajadores de Homestead [ensayo fotográfico]

En un sembradío de tomates, agricultores indocumentados se presentan a trabajar todos los días por ocho horas y hasta siete días por semana, a pesar del miedo de poder ser deportados a su país. Desde tempranas horas de la mañana, alrededor de 30 agricultores recorren los mas de 800 mil metros cuadrados que ocupa el

2018-08-07T17:59:45+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Award Winners, News, Noticias, Photos, Politics|

[Video] Inside the world of South Florida’s drag queens

South Florida’s drag community, according to two drag queens, is an incredibly supportive one. Stavros Stavrakis, known as Athena Dion, and Alex Velez, known as TP Lords, share their insights, including a few places to catch a good show, some quick drag etiquette and some insider tips about the scene in general. By Cassandra Cabal and

2018-08-07T18:00:04+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Arts & Culture, Award Winners, Lifestyle, Roundups, Video/Audio|