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As English major shrinks, department rethinks outreach
Academics, News

As English major shrinks, department rethinks outreach

The number of undergraduate English majors dropped from 294 to 214 between 2002 and 2012, a decrease of approximately 27 percent over 10 years. By fall 2016, this number had dwindled to 118 according to the UM Fact Book. For more than a decade, University of Miami students have gradually gravitated away from studying humanities…

Unlimited wins election, HP Concerts referendum passes
Academics, Administration, Campus Life, Community, News, Student Government

Unlimited wins election, HP Concerts referendum passes

Update, 11:00 p.m., March 1: Additional quotes were added from HP Concerts Chair Kyle Rubin, SG Elections Commission Chair Claudia Nunes, Unlimited campaign manager Robert Renfro and outgoing SG President Vikesh Patel. A version of this story ran in print on March 2.  Student Government election results were announced Wednesday. The victories install Unlimited as the…

CNN producer shares importance of combatting ‘fake news’
Academics, News

CNN producer shares importance of combatting ‘fake news’

Christina Zdanowicz, a CNN iReport and Social Discovery Senior Producer, spoke to students in the School of Communication (SoC) about her experience with verifying content for news stories in an era where “fake news” plagues media outlets’ credibility. Zdanowicz spends the majority of her workday in the CNN social discovery department that focuses on newsgathering…

Journalism education tries to adapt to credibility challenges
Academics, National News, News, Politics

Journalism education tries to adapt to credibility challenges

Continual incidents of “fake news” – the deliberate publishing of misinformation purporting to be real news for profit or out of malice – have led to rising tensions between the mainstream media and President Donald Trump’s administration, tensions that have negatively impacted the public’s trust in the journalism industry many University of Miami students will…

David Abel holds talk about his experiences as reporter
Academics, News

David Abel holds talk about his experiences as reporter

A small conference room in the School of Communication was replete with faculty and students as visiting James L. Knight Chair in journalism David Abel spoke of his experiences as a Boston Globe reporter and award-winning documentarian. When he first started at the Globe, Abel covered the lives of the homeless, searching for stories throughout…

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