When he joined a fraternity in freshman year at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Miami native Alejandro Victor Pallares never imagined someday he’d be shooting a film about the process.
On Friday, April 15, the Palmetto Bay community experienced the very first outdoor comedy festival, right in their backyards at Ludovici Park. The festival was hosted by Comic Cure, an organization built on promoting comedy in Miami by showcasing local talent and raising funds for local charities. For this particular show, a portion of every ticket sale benefited the Everglades Foundation.
Assistant Professor Dr. Weiting Tao from the University of Miami School of Communication's Department of Strategic Communication was recently awarded funding in the form of a grant from the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication at Penn State University.
On Nov. 11, 2015, the Chinese “Double 11” shopping day (like “Cyber Monday” in the U.S.), when Chinese girls were busy spending on clothes, Mingtian was desperate for money to complete her thesis film in the University of Miami School of Communication’s Master of Fine Arts program.
Faced with a $15,000 shortage, the 24-year-old from Beijing decided to do crowdfunding on WeChat, the Chinese version of Instagram.
UMTV received three first place awards from the National Broadcasting Society’s honor society Alpha Epsilon Rho, three first place Region 3 Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, and two second place awards from the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters.
The ADDY Awards, given annually by the American Advertising Federation, is a competition that recognizes creativity and excellence in advertising. This prestigious award attracts more than 40,000 entries every year. To win a national ADDY, students must first compete at the local and then the regional level, before qualifying for the national competition.