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MEDIA HUB WRITING LAB BROADCAST + TV
PRODUCTION STUDIO
RATCLIFFE
ART + DESIGN
INCUBATOR
LECTURE
HALLS
IMMERSIVE STUDIO
FOR ALTERED REALITY
THE STUDENT FORUM Innovation
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Strategic
Comunication Lab
Newsroom Control
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Post-Production Studio Broadcast
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English Spanish Green
Screens
180° Theatre Design
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South Florida Media Network Complex Issues driven. Communities focused. Faculty directed. Student produced. 75 Seats 75 Seats FIU | Department of Journalism + Media Introduction Mission + Vision Faculty Composition Students Miami | South Florida Biscayne Bay Campus Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center Scripps Howard Multimedia Lab South Florida Media Network SFMN | Washington Bureau SFMN | Miami Bureau SFMN | New York Bureau SFMN | South Florida News Service Faculty Offices Faculty Offices Post-Production
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Media Hub This nearly 5,000 sq. ft. space is comprised of the Department of Journalism + Media’s state-of-the-art faculty led, student digital content producing facility supporting experiential, hands-on student training. Home of the South Florida News Service and the South Florida Media Network as well as the Department of Communication’s Strategic Communication Lab. The lab houses the BOLD strategic communication agency, serves as a meeting place for students and faculty working on creative and strategic group-based projects and also serves as a multimedia classroom for graduate students in the Global Strategic Communication masters program. Button 1 Button 2 Writing Lab With a student population mostly composed of first generation hyphenated Americans (Hispanics, Haitians, etc.) our mission has always emphasized the honing of strong writing skills. The Writing Lab will be directed by a faculty member with the assistance of trained writing coaches. Button 2 Button 1 Broadcast + TV Production Studio We are currently renovating the broadcasting facility with updated technology, equipment, and an integrated workflow. Our goal is to help students master visual storytelling skills through innovative collaborations with faculty and professional partners. In this setting, students will produce, write, direct and present TV programming through daily and weekly broadcasts. Button 2 Button 1 The Student Forum The heart of the South Florida Media News Complex, the 7,500 sq. ft. Student Forum is at the center of a more than 20,250 sq. ft. expanse that provides a home base for the 2,000 plus School of Communication + Journalism students. The forum helps ground our largely commuter student population with a space to work, collaborate, study and socialize. Button 2 Button 1 Lecture Halls Two back-to-back multimedia equipped, state-of-the-art lecture halls for large lecture courses such as, Mass Media Law and Ethics, Writing Fundamentals for Communicators and introductory courses. Button 2 Button 1 Immersive Studio for Altered Reality In partnership with virtual reality purveyor Bridgegate Pictures, the Immersive Studio for Altered Reality (iSTAR) provides communication students with vital career training in the creation of virtual reality and augmented reality storytelling techniques. iSTAR will feature a 180-degree theater, a production studio and post-production facility, classrooms and faculty offices. Button 2 Button 1 Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator Is an initiative aimed to promote and foster social entrepreneurship and innovation amongst upcoming FIU artists and designers. The incubator provides Ratcliffe fellows with essential tools to turn their ideas into profitable businesses. This unique program is one of the most innovative art + design entrepreneurship spaces housed at a public university. The Incubator is operated by two instructors who mentor students and oversee the students’ business development plans and/or patents. Button 2 Button 1 Mission + Vision Through our long history of successful collaborative partnerships with local, national, and international media organizations and foundations, FIU | Journalism + Media provides student journalists with an innovative, content-producing learning environment combining a solid base of critical thinking and theory with hands-on skills and a spirit of experimentation connected to and engaged with the communities we serve. In this whirlwind of journalism, communication, and production, we strive to prepare and train our students for meaningful career and leadership positions in a constantly evolving professional landscape. Button 2 Button 1 Faculty Composition The Journalism + Media faculty is composed of 15 full-time accomplished faculty members who balance academic learning and practical experience. Subjects such as multimedia journalism, visual storytelling, digital journalism, data visualization and analysis, television and radio broadcasting, documentary, social media, drones, digital and 360 photography ensure a well rounded student experience.

In addition, the program has a Knight Foundation Innovator-In-Residence position and a Hearst Foundation Lecture Series. The faculty reflects the demographics of our student population and the community we serve.
Button 2 Button 1 Students FIU | Journalism + Media is a national leader in diversifying American newsrooms with highly skilled professionals.

Ideally located in Miami, FL – one of the most dynamic media markets in the nation – with news bureaus in New York City and Washington, DC, the department consists of a diverse student body that reflects the communities we serve:

72% Female
70% Hispanic
15% African American

Our award-winning students and alumni work and lead local, regional and international media organizations.
Button 2 Button 1 Miami | South Florida Miami is the most populous city in Florida and is driven by a flourishing creative economy, and our economic revitalization has transformed Miami into a global city recognized as one of the most important art, design, entertainment, commerce, finance, and media communities in the nation. Celebrated for its diversity, Miami is the 4th largest urban area in the country with the nation’s third tallest skyline, and is the gateway to Latin America. Miami is truly a model city-of-the-future as it explores innovative solutions to local challenges that have national and global relevance. Button 2 Button 1 New York News Bureau Under the direction of FIU faculty bureau chiefs, the bureaus will partner with local media organizations to provide advanced undergraduate and graduate students with experiential learning opportunities enabling them to explore innovative ways of covering the news and telling impactful stories. Students will develop semester long projects using the best practices of solutions journalism to investigate and provide in-depth coverage on a social problem. They will also work on several shorter news stories per month. With a grant from Alley Coworking Community, this solutions journalism initiative will be located in the Alley building in Chelsea and staffed by one faculty member and six students. Button 2 Button 1 Washington News Bureau Under the direction of FIU faculty bureau chiefs, the bureaus will partner with local media organizations to provide advanced undergraduate and graduate students with experiential learning opportunities enabling them to explore innovative ways of covering the news and telling impactful stories. Students will develop semester long projects using the best practices of solutions journalism, to investigate and provide in-depth coverage on a social problem. They will also work on several shorter news stories per month. With a grant from Alley Coworking Community, this solutions journalism initiative will be located in the Alley building on L Street NW and staffed by one faculty member and six students. Button 2 Button 1 Miami News Bureau Under the direction of FIU faculty bureau chiefs, the bureaus will partner with local media organizations to provide advanced undergraduate and graduate students with experiential learning opportunities enabling them to explore innovative ways of covering the news and telling impactful stories. Students will develop semester long projects using the best practices of solutions journalism, to investigate and provide in-depth coverage on a social problem. They will also work on several shorter news stories per month. The SFNS | Miami Bureau will be located in Wynwood and staffed by one faculty member and six students. Button 2 Button 1 Biscayne Bay Campus The FIU Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) is located on Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami. This scenic campus right on the bay is FIU’s second largest at nearly 200 acres and 7,000 students. BBC has its own vibrant campus life, student housing, library, and recreation center and is home to the FIU journalism, digital media, strategic communication, hospitality, and marine science programs. BBC partners with local institutions to offer innovative programs such as ROYAL@FIU World Stage Collaborative, with Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd., and MAST@FIU, with MAST Academy. Convenient shuttle transportation to and from the Modesto A. Maidique Campus is available. Button 2 Button 1 South Florida News Service The South Florida News Service is a digital journalism platform committed to providing residents of South Florida youth-focused insight into their communities. By focusing on the millennial generation, on multilingual journalism and on stories other outlets have missed, SFNS helps weave the tapestry of our polyglot home. Now in its 8th year, the SFNS trains students by doing. By producing stories as bona fide members of the 4th Estate, our reporters learn more than they would in a traditional classroom. Visit Website Button 1 Introduction Consisting of more than 1,000 students majoring in multimedia journalism, broadcast journalism, television production, digital communication + content production, FIU | Journalism + Media is home to:

- The bilingual digital media platform South Florida Media Network
- The bilingual South Florida News Service
- The nation’s first and only Master’s in Spanish-language Journalism
- The popular arts criticism e-magazine INSPICIO
- The award-winning sea level rise journalism project, Eyes on the Rise
- The immersive studio for altered reality, iSTAR, for innovative storytelling
- Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator, an incubator for students to explore new ways of delivering content as well as developing sustainable business models
Button 2 Button 1 Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center The Center was established in 2012 by Dean Emeritus and Professor Dr. Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver as a pioneering site for the advancement of women in the field of communication. For more than three decades, Dr. Kopenhaver has been a tireless advocate for women in communication and envisions this Center to lead the way for future generations of communicators, professionals and scholars. Button 2 Button 1 Scripps Howard Multimedia Lab The Scripps Howard Multimedia Lab was launched in 2008. The multi-purpose lab houses the latest in information technology, digital media and multimedia and has been used for documentary film production, multi-platformed instruction, and was the original home of the department’s South Florida News Service. Button 2 Button 1
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