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Digital Media Studies Graduate Researches, Reports from South America

Since the beginning of her communications career and by becoming an international student to Florida International University, Digital Media Studies graduate Consuelo Naranjo has seen her fascination for communication grow tremendously.

“I came to the United States with a dream, preparing myself academically with the goal of reaching a better future,” Naranjo said. “Florida International University […]

Reporting on Race, Voting and Heading to NPR

Following a call to the resurgence of radio, journalism major Jeffrey Pierre is tackling a new role as an intern at NPR’s All Things Considered.

“Public radio is actually what got me into journalism,” Pierre said. “I like hard news, but there’s something intimate about radio that lets you see what makes someone really tick.”

Pierre […]

Student News: From Miami to Capitol Hill

Even though she was a journalism major, Alyse Mier never thought she’d be reporting on Capitol Hill. Until she did.

“As someone who is interested in and has done some work with magazine and fashion journalism,” Mier said, “I was a bit nervous about what this politically orientated city would have in store for me.”

Mier spent […]

Students’ Highlights Social Issues, Future

Broadcast Media and Digital Media Studies students are continuing to produce, including thematic, news magazine shows such as “Facing the Future” and “Literally, Miami.”

Each approximately 30-minutes long, these shows are hosted on a student-designed website and supplemented by web videos, infographics, and interactive maps, as well as full graphics packages.

These efforts […]

Digitizing Solutions to Rising Seas

Dozens of students and faculty from FIU’s Department of Journalism + Media and helped to organize and work the Sea Level Solution Center’s Sea Level Solution Day in Miami-Dade County on Oct. 16.

Using the School of Communication + Journalism’s Sea Level Rise Toolkit ( to collect and analyze flooding during that weekend’s King Tides, students […]