SPJ-FIU sponsors mobile video workshop

Chris Delboni, the former news director for the South Florida News Service, hosted a video and editing workshop on Thursday afternoon in the Department of Journalism newsroom. The event was sponsored by the FIU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. According to Delboni, currently an adjunct professor at the school, the goal of the

2018-09-22T08:58:55+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Education, Journalism, News|

FIU students documenting issues at Riviera Beach complex

On Sunday, a group of students from Florida International University went to Riviera Beach to interview the women responsible for the Tenants Union at Stonybrook Apartments.  According to Crystal Lewis and Edna House, the union's president and vice president, respectively, the complex  has had issues with mold and asbestos for about a year, which

2018-09-21T15:35:27+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Featured, Journalism, News|

FIU Journalism + Media Washington, DC and NYC bureaus officially open

Florida International University’s Department of Journalism + Media department launched its Washington, DC and New York City bureaus as part of an initiative to expand journalism students’ experience in the field. On Monday, school officials opened the Washington bureau alongside with the program’s partner Alley. A similar ceremony occurred Tuesday in Manhattan.

2018-09-12T11:21:17+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Education, Journalism, News|

FIU Journalism + Media to launch bureaus in Washington, DC and NYC

Florida International University’s Journalism + Media department will be launching bureaus in Washington, DC and New York City next week, a move school officials say is part of a larger initiative to enhance the learning experience of journalism students. The new bureaus are an extension of the South Florida Media Network, a student-produced media

2018-09-21T12:31:39+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Journalism, News|

Join SPJ-FIU! Meetings on Wednesdays at 11:30 am in AC2 132

Join FIU-SPJ this fall to learn more about the profession, network with working journalists and have a lot of fun. All majors and concentrations welcome to take part! The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 11:30 a.m. Leadership positions -- including president, vice-president and treasurer -- are open, so take

2018-09-06T10:43:56+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Journalism, 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

2018-09-19T11:32:10+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Award Winners, Education, Journalism, News, Promo|

Local media outlets protest Trump’s treatment of press

A number of media outlets in South Florida -- including the Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel and Palm Beach Post -- published editorials Thursday decrying President Donald Trump's treatment of newspapers, news gathering and journalists themselves. The outlets joined more than 300 others nationwide who published pieces along the same lines, including the Society of

2018-09-06T10:44:15+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Business, Journalism, News, Politics|

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

2018-08-23T17:05:39+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Journalism|

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|