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Since 2009, the South Florida News Service has helped dozens of young journalists get their start in the industry. Here are just a few of the success stories.

To add yours, contact News Director Dan Evans at daevans@fiu.edu.

The South Florida News Service is what I like to call an “emergency room.”  In a very short period of time, the program gave me the experience and professional exposure I needed to enter the journalism field. As a full-time student, with a full time job, getting journalism experience was not an easy task, but the South Florida News Service was there to help.

The then-director of the program worked with me nights and weekends to work on my stories and get them published. The bylines I got through the news service helped me move into paid journalism internships and fellowships, which eventually helped me land my first job — only a few days after graduation. I would have never been ready for that full-time work if not for the South Florida News Service.

Silvana Ordonez — Producer, CNBC 
Class of 2012, FIU (School of Journalism and Mass Communication)