The Journalism + Media department has expanded South Florida Media Network (SFMN) to include a bureau program in New York City and Washington, DC. This program is designed to offer students the opportunity to study in one of the most newsworthy locations and media centers in the world while networking with professional journalists, community leaders and FIU alumni.
Students at the SFMN bureaus will explore solutions journalism through hands-on academic experiences that reach beyond the traditional classroom structure. Through a combination of theoretical and experiential formats, students will engage in lively academic discussions, traverse each city while conducting investigative field work, and participate in professional workshops and events. Individually, each program will have its own unique focus and point of interest.
Through collaboration with the solutions journalism network, the New York bureau students learn the fundamentals of solutions-based reporting, which aims to not only report the news, but to find potential ways to respond and resolve the pressing social issues it exposes.
The Washington program focuses on the intersection between politics and journalism. Students explore the relationship between politics and the media and gain a thorough understanding of the responsibility of the news industry as the “fourth estate”.