Now hiring! Work at SFNS

Current FIU students are invited to apply to work for the South Florida News Service for the spring semester. To join, fill out the application below by Jan. 21 and show up to our organizational meeting on Jan. 25 at 10 am. Returning SFNS staff do not need to fill out the application, but must to attend

2019-01-16T14:15:31+00:00 January 13th, 2019|Featured, Journalism, News|

Burmese python elimination program hits milestone

Last month, snake hunters for the Florida Wildlife and Conservation Commission hit a major milestone: the 1,000 captured Burmese python, a 15-foot, 3-inch male snake.     According to the United States Association of Reptile Keepers, the snake population exploded in South Florida because of Hurricane Andrew. When the storm hit back in 1992, it destroyed zoos, pet stores, exotic animal warehouses

2018-12-10T18:06:00+00:00 December 28th, 2018|Enviroment, Featured, News, Public Safety|

Tourists, locals need to watch pollution in Biscayne Bay

Winter in South Florida means one thing, tourists. But visitors trying to escape the cold and catch some sun may want to think twice before going for a swim, or at least check with Waterkeepers’ Swim Guide app. On Dec. 3, just in time for Art Basel, a contractor broke

2018-12-11T09:27:48+00:00 December 26th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, News, Politics, Public Safety|

Lake Okeechobee spraying remains controversial

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, in collaboration with several counties surrounding Lake Okeechobee, has been spraying the lake with herbicide to help mitigate invasive growth. The spraying, however, has remained controversial. “I think what they’re doing to the lake is absolutely atrocious,” said Mike Krause, a fisherman who’s lived in Okeechobee for

2018-12-10T17:03:04+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, Featured, News, Politics|

Miami Beach businesses joining plastic free pledge

Miami Beach officials are pushing to get more businesses on board with the city’s plastic-free pledge which they say will protect the environment. According to a press release sent by city officials, nearly eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year and which kills 100 million marine animals annually.

2019-01-14T11:24:16+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Business, Enviroment, Lifestyle, News|

Journalism students visit Telemundo and NBC6

SPJ members and a group of FIU journalism students toured Telemundo and NBC 6’s facilities earlier this month in Miramar. The Nov. 16 tour, led by Vice President of Human Resources Javier Ortiz, showed students what a day at the studio entails. An information session held in the morning included talks allowed students to ask

2018-11-28T13:07:30+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Education, Journalism, News|

Cross Bay Express gets raves for ride, boos for price

Residents and tourists have mixed reviews about the new Cross Bay Express trolley between Miami Beach and Miami, saying they like the ride but the $5 fare, each way, may be too pricy. The route from Miami to Miami Beach opened on Oct. 18. According to a press release sent out by the city, the purpose of the new route was to provide better

2018-11-20T14:36:05+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Business, News, Transportation|

The SoFlo Scoop: Ron DeSantis Florida’s next governor; Broward misses recount deadline; 18.5 tons of cocaine seized

Hello South Florida. Today is Friday Nov. 16. We are going to experience chilly weather. Miami will encounter a high of 77 and a low of 65. Broward will have a high of 76 and a low of 66. Miami Beach will see a high of 77 and a low of 68. Seems like

2018-11-16T15:25:47+00:00 November 16th, 2018|Education, News, Politics|

GOP keeps eye on ballots in Broward [Video]

Supporters of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis, the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate and governor, respectively, came to the Broward County election office on Nov. 12 to make sure ballots were counted fairly. Many also expressed anger toward Brenda Snipes, the county's supervisor of elections. Reported and edited by Gerard Albert III

2019-01-14T11:23:36+00:00 November 16th, 2018|Award Winners, News, Politics, Video/Audio|