Leadership panel discussion at SMI

The executive editor of the Miami Herald, a news director of NPR Jacksonville, a manager of digital strategy for the Palm Beach Post, and the former manager editor for The Independent Alligator. And all of them are women. These titles represent the expert journalists that faced the Summer Media Institute …

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Young journalist talks storytelling in the digital age

The 19-year-old journalist was midway through his summer journalism workshop presentation when he invited the audience to be in one of his social media videos. “Hey guys, so I know I told you I was in Gainesville,” Malick Mercier, a sophomore at Ithaca College in New York, said calmly to …

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First Day of SMI

On June 24, the Summer Media Institute began another summer of learning and fun. This year, it’s 152 attendees are high school students who are from all around the country. The first day had attendees checking in, going through orientation, participating in a UF campus tour, taking a College of …

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