journalism http://wlrn.org en Tech Group 'Chicas Poderosas' Comes To FIU's Journalism School http://wlrn.org/post/tech-group-chicas-poderosas-comes-fius-journalism-school <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One Portuguese woman is set on the mission to educate women journalists on technology and leadership.</span></p><p>Fittingly, Mariana Santos spoke at FIU's&nbsp;Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver&nbsp;Center for the Advancement of Women in Communications this Tuesday, telling students and staff about her experiences working at the Guardian, in Latin America and in the current state of journalism.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:33:43 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 28740 at http://wlrn.org Tech Group 'Chicas Poderosas' Comes To FIU's Journalism School WLRN Announces Senior Leadership Team For News http://wlrn.org/post/wlrn-announces-senior-leadership-team-news <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WLRN Public Radio and Television has named Tom Hudson as vice-president of news, Terence Shepherd as news director and Alicia </span>Zuckerman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;as e</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ditorial director for all of&nbsp;</span>WLRN-Miami<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Herald News.</span></p><p>“We have brought together one of the best, if not the best, leadership teams in public media news,” said John Labonia, general manager of WLRN Public Radio and Television. “Our goal of making WLRN the round-the-clock, pervasive and constant source of news and information about and of interest to South Florida is now in reach. I am honored to be working with such talented individuals.”</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Daniel Hicks 23745 at http://wlrn.org WLRN Announces Senior Leadership Team For News In Bezos' Purchase Of 'Post,' Tech And Media Keep Melding http://wlrn.org/post/bezos-purchase-post-tech-and-media-keep-melding The news spread with the speed of the Internet: <em>The Washington Post</em>, a newspaper that helped bring down a president, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/05/209263622/washington-post-to-be-sold-to-amazons-jeff-bezos">would be sold to Jeff Bezos</a>, the tech titan who started Amazon.<p><em>The Post</em>'s sale is a stunner. But that a big-name tech entrepreneur bought a struggling media company isn't — it's part of a move becoming more common in recent years. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:52:37 +0000 Elise Hu 18550 at http://wlrn.org In Bezos' Purchase Of 'Post,' Tech And Media Keep Melding 'Washington Post' To Be Sold To Amazon's Jeff Bezos http://wlrn.org/post/washington-post-be-sold-amazons-jeff-bezos The Washington Post Co. will sell its flagship newspaper and one of the most respected news organizations in the country to Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos, <a href="http://www.washpostco.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=62487&p=irol-pressArticle&ID=1844731&highlight=">the company announced in a press release</a>. The <em>Post</em> has been a family-owned business for four generations.<p>Amazon, the company said, will play no role in the purchase. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:50:55 +0000 18539 at http://wlrn.org 'Washington Post' To Be Sold To Amazon's Jeff Bezos How The Wynwood Arts Scene Inspired This Miami Fashion Startup http://wlrn.org/post/how-wynwood-arts-scene-inspired-miami-fashion-startup <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thanks to </span><a href="http://www.youtube.com" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">YouTube</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, anyone can be a filmmaker. Thanks to </span><a href="http://www.quirky.com" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Quirky</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, anyone can be an inventor. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Lauren Fedor 16020 at http://wlrn.org How The Wynwood Arts Scene Inspired This Miami Fashion Startup Why This $350 Million Online Language School Moved To Miami http://wlrn.org/post/why-350-million-online-language-school-moved-miami <p>When Andrés Moreno, the chief executive officer of Open English gets off the plane in Bogotá, São Paolo, Caracas or pretty much any other major Latin American city, people who recognize him from the company’s TV ads stop to ask for photos and autographs.</p><p>So why, with all this notoriety, did the CEO of a $350 million dollar company that specializes in teaching English online to Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking students move the company’s main office from Latin America to Miami three years ago?</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Nicole Palsuka 15943 at http://wlrn.org Why This $350 Million Online Language School Moved To Miami Miami Startup Helps Book Authors Help Themselves http://wlrn.org/post/miami-startup-helps-book-authors-help-themselves <p>Miami may have <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/civic-hacking-mining-miami-data-greater-good" target="_blank">an emerging start-up culture</a>&nbsp;but it definitely does not have much of a publishing culture.</p><p><strong>Bookigee</strong></p><p>For <a href="http://www.bookigee.com" target="_blank">Bookigee</a>, a Miami-based startup looking to help authors market their own books, that absence has brought attention to the company. But its founders say there have also been real challenges in reaching the rest of the industry and much-needed capital from South Florida.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:31:59 +0000 Sarah Darville 15766 at http://wlrn.org Miami Startup Helps Book Authors Help Themselves A Must Read For Mexican Youth, Animal Politico Arrives In Miami http://wlrn.org/post/must-read-mexican-youth-animal-politico-arrives-miami <p>On the second story of the posh Albion Hotel on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach sit the U.S. offices of <a href="http://www.animalpolitico.com/#axzz2Vl79t5Z1">Animal Politico</a>, an online news site dedicated to Mexican politics that is quickly becoming one of the most respected—and hip—news sources in Latin America.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Founded in 2009 as an anonymous Twitter account called </span>“PajaroPolitico<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” or “Political Bird,” Animal Politico has quickly emerged as a must-read news source among Mexican youth.</span></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Linda Kinstler 15690 at http://wlrn.org A Must Read For Mexican Youth, Animal Politico Arrives In Miami WLRN Takes Home Three National Murrow Awards For Radio Excellence http://wlrn.org/post/wlrn-takes-home-three-national-murrow-awards-radio-excellence <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">The Radio Television Digital News Association announced the winners of the 2013 national Edward R. </span>Murrow<span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;"> Awards today.</span></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:39:27 +0000 Daniel Hicks 15681 at http://wlrn.org WLRN Takes Home Three National Murrow Awards For Radio Excellence A Short List Of Journalism Awards Given To WLRN http://wlrn.org/post/short-list-journalism-awards-given-wlrn <p>WLRN-Miami Herald News has garnered an impressive array of journalism awards nationally and within the Southeast region recently. We decided to share some of this professional recognition we received from our peers with you, our readers.</p><p>Below are some of the highlights from March-April:</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:26:11 +0000 Laura Coburn 13274 at http://wlrn.org A Short List Of Journalism Awards Given To WLRN Pursuing Reckless Cops Wins Sun-Sentinel Its First Pulitzer http://wlrn.org/post/pursuing-reckless-cops-wins-sun-sentinel-its-first-pulitzer <p></p><p>It was a humdinger of a story.</p><p>A Miami police officer in a marked squad car is pursued, pulled over and handcuffed by a Florida state trooper after speeding down the turnpike like race car driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr.</p><p>A dash-cam video of that pre-dawn October chase in 2011 went viral and sparked a three-month investigation by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper into how local police officers routinely endangered the general public through reckless driving.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 12670 at http://wlrn.org Pursuing Reckless Cops Wins Sun-Sentinel Its First Pulitzer