Knight Innovator in Residence2019-01-16T16:07:52+00:00

Knight Innovator in Residence

The College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts (CARTA) at Florida International University invites applications for the 2016-2017 Knight Innovator in Residence position.

This is a 9-month visiting faculty position based in CARTA’s School of Communication + Journalism (SCJ). The SCJ is looking for media innovators who want to shape the future of digital media and journalism education and add to the growing innovation ecosystem in Miami. The initiative is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Miranda Mulligan is an award-winning journalist and product designer living and working in Miami and Milwaukee. She has expertise designing editorial products, having spent most of her career in and around newsrooms. She consults with numerous media brands and professional organizations, designing and producing innovation experiences to be shared with the world.

Mulligan is a Society for News Design board member and its digital director. Previously, she was a creative director at National Geographic Society, the executive director of the award-winning Northwestern U. Knight Lab, and the digital design director at The Boston Globe. In 2011, She led the responsive design approach to, a project that was the recipient of numerous awards and oft referenced as a key moment in digital media publishing.

During her appointment, Mulligan is providing consulting, mentoring and networking to FIU students, faculty as well as Miami’s media and startup community at large. Specifically, she is focusing on three core areas:

  • Supporting digital literacy education for the journalism, advertising and public relations students and faculty.
  • Producing a premiere event in collaboartion with FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and School of Communication + Journalism; and
  • Developing interdisciplinary beyond-the-classroom programming and opportunities for SCJ students and faculty within StartupFIU.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Florida International University

Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit


About FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts

The FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts engages our local and global communities by deploying the power of architecture + the arts to createinnovate, and inspire solutions to local challenges with national and global impacts. Offering 9 graduate and 8 undergraduate degrees within 7 academic departments, our more than 2500 majors have the unique experience of working with our award-winning faculty in nationally ranked programs in the heart of Miami and Miami Beach — two of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities!