SOURCE: University of Miami School of Communication

University of Miami School of Communication

February 24, 2010 12:00 ET

Earn an Advanced Degree Through the Spanish-Language Master's in Journalism Program Offered at the University of Miami's School of Communication

Journalism Is Changing and So Must Journalism Education

CORAL GABLES, FL--(Marketwire - February 24, 2010) -  The School of Communication at the University of Miami has restructured its Spanish-language master's in journalism program to prepare students to work effectively in multimedia newsrooms and on the Web.

The maestría en periodismo offers new classes in multimedia design, audiovisual production and media management and entrepreneurships in addition to core courses in writing, reporting, media law and international journalism. The classes will be taught by Spanish-speaking faculty members of the School of Communication, including Prof. Leonardo Ferreira, a media law specialist and the author of the book "Centuries of Silence: The story of Latin American journalism"; Prof. Sallie Hughes, a global media specialist whose book, "Newsrooms in Conflict," explores the role of journalism and the democratization of Mexico; and Prof. Rafael Lima, a former CNN reporter and the writer and director of "Presidio - The Trip Back," among other documentaries. Noted Spanish-speaking journalists from the United States and Latin America also participate as adjuncts professors.

"The Spanish language graduate program in journalism is addressing the growth of global Spanish language media and the need for well trained journalists," said School of Communication Dean Sam Grogg. "This program is a key component of our global mission as well as our commitment to the multicultural media environment here in South Florida."

A unique and intimate graduate program, the Spanish-language Master's in Journalism offers an opportunity for anyone interested in working in Spanish-language media in the United States or abroad to sharpen the professional skills and theoretical knowledge essential in a 21st century newsroom.

In addition to their academic work, students in the program will have the opportunity to produce work for print, broadcast and online media, as well as to work for the school's cable television station UMTV, which offers regular student produced news, public affairs and entertainment programming -- including the Spanish-language show, UniMiami -- to the campus and surrounding community.

The School of Communication is accepting applications for the program now. Classes begin in August. For more information, visit or contact Ileana Oroza at (305) 284-4080 or at

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