UM School of Communication Launches First of Its Kind Master’s in Spanish-Language...

UM School of Communication Launches First of Its Kind Master’s in Spanish-Language Journalism


CORAL GABLES, Fla.–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–June 2, 2003–This fall, the University of Miami’s School of Communication is launching its Spanish-language Master in Journalism program, the centerpiece of a wide-ranging series of initiatives through which the University is reaching out to media professionals, academicians and students throughout Latin America and in the U.S. Hispanic community. This innovative program is open to recent graduates of communication and related studies, and to beginning and mid-career professionals who want to upgrade their skills and update their knowledge of media theories and issues in all aspects of the media, from print and broadcast to the Internet and media law. Candidates should be fluent in written and spoken Spanish and have basic reading knowledge of English to participate.

The Master of Arts program is designed to allow students to take advantage of the faculty and facilities of the University of Miami without having to move to South Florida. Instead, students will participate in five intensive, two-week sessions at the University during a 12-month period beginning in September 2003 with subsequent sessions in November 2003 and February, April and July 2004. Students will be in class Monday through Friday, for eight hours a day.

During each session they will complete work for two courses toward the Master’s Degree.

The program will make use of all the facilities of the acclaimed University of Miami’s School of Communication, which includes a new 60,000 square-feet, state-of-the-art building with broadcast and film studios, AVID and video editing suites, digital photography labs, Mac and PC computer labs, a cable-TV station, and a student news service. The Society for Professional Journalists’ own Quill magazine recently cited the undergraduate journalism program as among “the most respected in the country.”

In developing the Spanish-language program, the UM School of Communication is working closely with media groups in Latin America and the United States to make sure that its programs are carefully tailored to meet the needs of Spanish-language media professionals and students. Among those organizations are Grupo de Diarios America and the Inter-American Press Association.

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University of Miami’s School of Communication, Coral Gables

Karla V. Hernandez, 305/284-5500

UM School of Communication Launches First of Its Kind Master’s in Spanish-Language Journalism