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New bike shop serves growing popularity of cycling in Miami Shores

When not repairing bikes, Thomas Korray (left) is raising his daughter, Kailee, and saving up to study culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University. Diego Pinzon (right) is working to help pay for his education in psychology at Barry University and hopes to study in Sanford, Calif. Alex Blencowe/SFNS.       By Alex Blencowe  Read in Miami Herald From wider ...

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Chiropractor sheds light on rare disorder stemming from abuse

Brandi Anderson, 24, in the middle, poses with her two sisters, her baby girl and son.  Photo by Mike Slootmaker, courtesy of Shawn Anderson.           By Altagrace L. Gustave South Florida News Service While visiting Southwood Middle School in 2004 for a chair massage event intended to relax teachers after the stabbing death of a student ...

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SPJ sponsors WLRN Radio Storytelling Workshop

Education Reporter Sammy Mack and Morning Producer Julia Duba await to hear what students participating the WLRN radio storytelling workshop come up with. The workshop was an interactive lesson with journalism students to show them how public radio works and what makes compelling audio. SPJ-FIU hosted the event on Nov. 18 at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus. Photo by Brittny C. Valdes. ...

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Equine-assisted therapy impacts children, families and instructors

Ms. Bustamante and a Funies volunteer guide Victor Nuñez, 4, during his therapeutic lesson. Photo by Andrea Edde.           By Andrea Edde  Read in Miami Herald Michael Fuentes is a 14-year-old boy with Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, developmental disabilities, autistic behaviors and a basically useless right hand. But that doesn’t stop him from holding Oreo, the horse, ...

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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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