Letter from Chair Teresa Ponte

Welcome to FIU and to the Department of Journalism + Media!

Just as it’s an exciting time to be part of the changing world of journalism and media industries, now is one of the best moments in the future of the FIU’s School of Communication + Journalism and of our department.

From covering issues of sea level rise through virtual reality, documentaries, and data visualizations to producing innovative stories about South Florida and its diverse neighborhoods for South Florida News Service, each aspect of courses and experiences in the Department of Journalism + Media is more technologically advanced than ever before.

Our students and faculty continue to excel in research and scholarship related to digital media and journalism studies, while propelling journalists, broadcasters, and media entrepreneurs into local, national, and international media environments influenced by their own ideas and skills.

Beyond preparing our students for careers in all sectors of media through intense immersion in practice and critical thinking, we pride ourselves in assisting each student with opportunities to succeed through internships, scholarships, and study.

Our graduates now lead and succeed at major national and international journalism and media companies and institutions. We pride ourselves in assisting each student with opportunities to thrive by placing great emphasis on internships at top-quality employers as a complement to course work.

As our programs and initiatives continue to develop, we invite your ideas and feedback to make our courses, creative experiences, and careers even better. As faculty, our doors and email inboxes are always open, and we look forward to hearing and seeing you soon.

Teresa Ponte, Chair