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From a Teaching Hospital to an Emergency Room: SFNS Makes its Way to the National Radar

SFNS reporter Barbara Corbellini Duarte, currently interning at NBC, Miami Herald editor Joan Chrissos, Allan Richards, FIU/SJMC associate dean, and alum Silvana Ordonez, who works at CNBC, share a moment in NYC at a break during the all-day conference.     By Barbara Corbellini Duarte I met my professors and mentors, Chris Delboni and Allan Richards, in a chilly morning in ...

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Annual “A Day at the Races” Raises Awareness Of Equine Cruelty

              By Melissa Mendoza South Florida News Service Last year, Janet Reed was sitting at the rails in the heat of the action at the Calder Race Course and Casino supporting the South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at their 5th annual “A Day at the Races” when her family’s ...

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Free food and whistleblowers help students realize freedoms

At the front entrance to the sectioned off First Amendment rights demonstration, protestors Lisbet Castillo and Natalie Merola alerted the crowd that it was wrong to choose between free food and our rights.  Photo by Ray Boyle.       By Brittny C. Valdes and Jose Velez  South Florida News Service Guards dressed in all black, armed with batons and riot shields screamed at ...

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SFNS is invited for panel at Columbia U.

              Both SFNS news director Chris Delboni and alum Silvana Ordoñez will be at Columbia Journalism School tomorrow as panelists for a conference: Classrooms as Newsrooms: Teaching Journalism in the Real World. — For details of all panels, visit: http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/event/861/14 Columbia Journalism School and The New York World are convening journalists and journalism educators from across the ...

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Journalism will never die: A young journalist’s vision and the history of SFNS, the program that trained her

Photo by Silvia Rodriguez             By Barbara Corbellini Duarte  South Florida News Service Newspapers are folding, bloggers often take over the news and most journalists make little money. Yet, every year thousands of students insist to enroll in J-Schools. “But why? I think you would be a great lawyer,” I heard from almost every person ...

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El Nuevo Herald editor Manny Garcia visits FIU’s South Florida News Service

              By Lisbet Castillo South Florida News Service Manny Garcia, executive editor at El Nuevo Herald and chairman for Investigative Reporters and Editors, spoke to South Florida News Service students yesterday about the importance of investigative reporting. “The best investigative reporting today is done by college students,” said Garcia, adding that through investigative work, ...

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Golf Tournament To Aid Veterans

At last year’s Swing “Fore” Hope charity event, fellow golfers waited in anticipation as the shot was being lined up. Photo courtesy of Good Hope Equestrian Training Center.         By Chavon Ellington Read in The Miami Herald As last year’s Swing “Fore” Hope golf tournament approached, Carl Pezoldt took a couple of months to brush up on his ...

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Miami Beach’s Free SoundScape Film Series To Kick Off With ‘Great Gatsby’

Roughly 1500 people attend The SoundScape Cinema Series on a typical Wednesday night. The movies are free with no ticket required. Photo courtesy of the City of Miami Beach.         By Lisbet Castillo Read in The Miami Herald When Felix Brajdic was growing up, one of his favorite activities would be to go to the movies with his parents and watch ...

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Miami Herald editor Jeff Kleinman visits FIU’s South Florida News Service

              By Lisbet Castillo South Florida News Service During his recent visit to Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus, Jeff Kleinman, FIU journalism alumnus and day editor at the Miami Herald, spoke to South Florida News Service students about the importance of being a multimedia journalist in the digital age. “Journalists today have to ...

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SPJ-FIU Hosts Immigration Reform Contest

              “We Have A Dream” SPJ-FIU is hosting a poetry/music contest to accompany a senior journalism capstone and independent studies multimedia project. The project “We Have a Dream” needs a rap, poem, and/or song representing the stories and journey of immigrants in the United States and their dream for equality in a country they ...

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