Department of Journalism + Media
The Department of Journalism + Media in the School of Communication + Journalism is a dynamic, digitally centered environment, focused on creating innovative and entrepreneurial content while maintaining a commitment to the tenets of writing and the aims of journalism. Our faculty are internationally recognized for their work in researching the effects of social media, media literacy, and issues of power, race, and ideology in journalism.
Students in the journalism and broadcasting majors work directly with career professionals, conducting research and not just learning the trade of journalism in a digital age, but producing it; while students in the Digital Media Studies major become some of the industry’s up-and-coming media professionals and innovators, tackling the trials of social media and enhancing communication through art, music, journalism, and other forms of expression.
Courses in the Department of Journalism + Media, allow students to:
• become empowered to create change locally through documentaries
• develop advanced and nationally recognized web-apps related to sea level rise
• hone visual storytelling skills through virtual reality
• publish in leading media outlets, books, academic journals, and public art installations
The Department of Journalism + Media is the place to position one’s self among professionals and scholars with networks and experiences that help students gain internships, produce meaningful messages, and prepare for innovative and advanced careers in building the next generation of media.
Degree Programs in the Department of Journalism + Media
Journalism + Media News
Name: Juan Salgado Major: Senior majoring in Advertising and minoring in Marketing Where did you intern? Washington, D.C. with FIU Federal Relations. This internship is offered on a limited-basis and highly coveted by students. What did you do there? As a Communications Intern in D.C., I am responsible for social [...]
“Gentrification in Liberty City” was a semester long digital media capstone project produced under the supervision of Dr. Moses Shumow in the Department of Journalism and Media. As one of the last affordable communities in Miami, the residents of Liberty City are feeling economic and social pressures as developers and [...]
“Women have to be able to be themselves and not play a role that someone else… Almost always a man… Thinks they should play. Women have to have the freedom to speak truth to power, stand their ground, own their space and know they belong.” That was a major point [...]