Updates: New in Paperback, Grants & Awards

1. My book, Media Control: News as an Institution of Power and Social Control (Bloomsbury) has been released in paperback. Take a look at it here, and read a review of of it here. Listen to a recent podcast about the book.

2. I am honored to be leading a journalistic investigation supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism to map and visualize through virtual reality Miami’s luxury development during sea level rise. Project partners include The Miami Times, the South Florida News Service, eyesontherise.org and FIU’s Mobile Virtual Reality Lab, FIU’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center, and The South Florida Black Journalists Association.

3. Much thanks goes out to the Images and Voices of Hope (IVOH) organization for an award this summer related to my engagement in storytelling of climate change and to the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for an Honorable Mention for a Best Practices in Service Learning in Journalism and Mass Communication award!

4. I am co-PI on a $300,000 The Inter-disciplinary Educational E-immersive Production Studio at FIU that will include enhanced virtual reality tech, a digital music studio, and an immersive viewing space. The project begins in Fall.