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The Sports Issue

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  • SJMC Alumni Fuel the Heat

    The Sports Issue

    FIU Sports Communicators

    SJMC Hosts (and wins) dotMiami

    The FIU SJMC Alumni Magazine

    VOLUME 2

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    Letter from the DeanContributors

    Globally Inclined

    Meet your Professor: Diament

    Tenure and Promotion

    SJMC Events: dotMiami, HCC and LLK

    Strategic Communicators

    Cover Story: SJMC @ the Heat

    Sports Journalists

    Alternative Sports at FIU

    Faculty in Sports

    Current Student Highlights

    Samuel FreedmansBreaking the LineA Young Journalists Vision

    Faculty Notes

    Class Notes

    PUBLISHER DEAN RAUL REISMANAGING EDITOR JULIET PINTOART DIRECTOR ELIZABETH MARSHCO-EDITOR CHRIS DELBONI

    ALTAGRACE GUSTAVE CAMILO LONDONO

    NATALIE MEROLA STEPHAN USECHE BRITTNY VALDES

    STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER NATALIE MEROLA LAYOUT

    & DESIGN ALTAGRACE GUSTAVE CAMILO LONDONO

    NATALIE MEROLA STEPHAN USECHE BRITTNY VALDES SOCIAL MEDIA

    COORDINATORS NATALIE MEROLA CAMILO LONDONO

    COPY EDITOR CHRIS DELBONI CAMILO LONDONO

    LOGO DESIGN NATALIE MEROLA

    CONTACT BAYVIEW AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

    BISCAYNE BAY CAMPUS3000 NE 151 STREET, AC-2 335

    PHONE 305.919.5940 EMAIL bayviewfiu@gmail.com

    FACEBOOK facebook.com/bayviewfiuTWITTER twitter.com/bayviewfiu

    BayView is published by Florida International Universitys School of Journalism and Mass Communication and distributed free of charge to alumni, faculty and friends of the University. Reproduction in whole or in part without per-mission is prohibited.

    If you are an FIU student and would like to take part in the next edition of BayView, pleasee-mail Ivette Diaz at idiaz@fiu.edu.

    STAFF WRITERS &PHOTOGRAPHY

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    The ContributorsCamilo Londono A student at FIUs SJMC whos majoring in journalism, Londonos work is greatly influcenced by literature,

    music and design. After

    graduating in May 2014, he plans to attend graduate school for creative direc-tion. His interests include the

    visual arts, reading, playing

    tennis and skateboarding.

    Londono has published

    in the Miami Herald and

    Palm Beach Post.

    Brittny Valdes Valdes admiration for words

    along with her passion to discuss the issues facing her

    community have led her to

    pursue a career in journal-ism. Valdes, 25, has published

    in the Miami Herald, Sun

    Sentinel, and Palm Beach Post.

    In January 2014, she will be

    a reporter for the Scripps

    Treasure Coast newspapers.

    Valdes wrote the cover story

    about who works behind the

    scenes at the Miami Heat.

    Dear SJMC Friends,

    Please allow me to introduce the second issue of BayView magazine. Here at the SJMC, we are all about innovation, from our curriculum and courses and our award-winning faculty research, to the way we prepare the students to face a changing communications landscape by placing them at innova-tive organizations.

    It gives me great pleasure to share with you that the Knight Foundation has chosen the SJMC at FIU as the site of its first ever Knight Innovator in Residence position! A generous $1.2 million endow-ment plus a $150,000 presidential grant from the Knight Foundation will allow our School to bring to campus innovators from the tech industry, who will bring fresh thinking and share with students and faculty some of the possibilities brought about by this new digital age of communications. The Knight Innovator in Residence will develop activities in teaching and training for both students and faculty, such as classes and workshops, and mentor students on innovative, entrepreneurial projects. Were hoping that, besides bringing in fresh thinking, this endowment and position will have a transforma-tional impact on the School.

    Im happy to report that our innovative (and brand new) majors in Digital Media and Broadcasting are a big success. Our industry partnerships with the Discovery Channel and MasterCard, among other companies, have allowed students to get much needed internships and hands-on experiences along the way. We also started up BOLD, the student-run and faculty-supervised SJMC Strategic Commu-nications agency.

    This issue of BayView, once again all done by the students under the supervision of SJMC faculty, focuses on sports communication. Please read it carefully, since it was put together by us especially for you. After you browse BayView, please take a moment to drop us a note. Wed love to hear from you!

    Cheers,

    Raul Reis

    Altagrace GustaveA staff writer for BayView

    and a senior at FIU, Gustave is

    majoring in journalism, French

    and psychology. She is the

    president of the FIU chapter

    of Pi Delta Phi, the National

    French Honor Society and

    was also a press intern at the Consulate General of France

    in Miami. For her reporting in

    this issue, she went to Fort Meyers for the Quidditch

    Eagle Cup Match, held at

    Florida Gulf Coast University.

    Natalie MerolaPhotographer and social

    media coordinator at BayView

    magazine, Merolas photo-graphed talent, assisted in layout design, interviewed

    sources and coordinated

    strategic social media tools to

    capture the achievements of

    the SJMCs current students

    and alumni. In her spare time,

    she sews and keeps up with the latest trends in fashion

    design. Betsey Johnson is her

    fashion inspiration and muse.

    Stephan UsecheStephan Useche has been

    passionate about sports and

    journalism from a young age.

    She says swimming taught her the discipline to work hard

    for her goals, something that

    has helped her as a journal-ist. Working on the second

    issue of BayView was an

    experience that allowed her

    to explore different areas

    of communication, and also

    see how many other SJMC alumni have mixed their

    passions with their careers.

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    G L O B A L L Y I N C L I N E D Literally.

    The SJMCs newest arrivals bring a world of knowledge to students.

    By Altagrace L. Gustave

    Ivette Diaz is the new marketing & communications coordinator for the SJMC, and despite her workload, she is still able to simplify exactly what she does. In a nutshell, my job is to promote everything that pertains to the school, she said. Diaz, an SJMC grad, received her B.S. in journalism in 1996. She has more than 17 years of experience in journalism and in public relations, as she was the media and public relations specialist for the City of Miami Beach and has acted as the city spokesperson for various English and Spanish-language television, radio and print outlets. Diaz appreciates the SJMCs abil-ity to teach students every aspect there is to know in communication. We really are at the cutting edge of communication and teaching students journalism, advertising, public relations and digital media, Diaz said.

    Colombian-born Leonardo Ferreira, FIUs new Worlds Ahead Scholar in Interna-tional Communication, directs international programs at the SJMC. Ferreiras goals include improving the quality of already successful study-abroad programs at the school and increasing the number of programs, while enabling a more hands-on, affordable experience for students. Ferreira has a surprising reason for being at FIU, given his appreciation for diversity. I wanted to come to a place where I am no longer that different, he said. Ferreira has a masters in telecommunications, a Ph.D. from Michigan State and also a law degree from the Universidad Nacional de Colom-bia, in Bogot. Ferreira published a book in 2006, Countries of Silence: The Story of Latin American Journalism, about the disenfranchised populations of Latin America.

    Ivette Diaz, Leonardo Ferreira, Kathy Fitzpatrick, Haki Halisi, Susan Jacobson, Victoria Shorten and Kurt Wise are the most recent members of FIUs SJMC family, all with diverse backgrounds and experiences

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    Though she has vacationed in Florida for years, Kathy Fitzpatrick has officially made the Sunshine State her new place of residence. As the new associate dean of graduate studies and research and a professor at the SJMC, Fitzpatrick has been in academia for more than 20 years. One of Fitzpatricks goals is to introduce students to opportunities they normally would not know about, especially if they are interested in more globalized careers as journalists or as members of corporations, advertising/public relations firms, non-governmental organizations, the Foreign Service or other organiza-tions. Fitzpatrick said she is both impressed and optimistic about FIU and its SJMC family. The intellectual capital here is amazing, she said. And everyone is eager to move the school forward.

    The SJMC has a lot of projects in the works for students and faculty, and Haki Halisi, the new director of development, is here to make sure the SJMC has all the fund-ing it needs to make these dreams become realities. These include projects such as the Media Innovations Complex at the Biscayne Bay Campus, where students would understand the concept of an integrated newsroom and see what journalism has become in the 21st century. Having that facility built while Im here would be a major accomplish-ment, and its my job to raise the money to make that happen, he said. Halisi, a Howard University alumnus who majored in psychology, has experience in communication: While at Ho