Article about Puerto Rican Puppet Appears

My coauthored paper about media coverage of La Comay, a Puerto Rican puppet who played a Jon Stewart-ish role in the island’s media sphere has been published by Journalism Practice. The paper was coauthored by myself, a fellow faculty member at FIU, and one of my Digital Media Studies undergraduate students. See the article here.

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Reading at Iowa City Book Festival

It was great to read a portion of my book A Transplanted Chicago to a crowd of about 50 people Oct. 4 as part of the Iowa City Book FestivalClick here for more and click here for a recent interview about the book.

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Students Meet King Tide

More than 100 high school and university students took to Miami Beach for a morning to test flood waters on King Tide Day (Oct. 9) as part of an effort I am helping lead at Florida International University. College students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and high school students from MAST @ FIU used coqui sensors from Public Lab to measure the salinity, quality, and depth of flood waters on a day when tides are the highest around the world and which have, in the past, led to massive flooding throughout parts of South Florida. Watch coverage on the TODAY show and on the Weather Channel. (more…)

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