Assignment: to envision and create the future of journalism

The FIU School of Journalism and Mass Communications is looking for a communication wizard, digital visionary and master of storytelling to become the first ever Knight Innovator in Residence.


The Innovator in Residence will work with students and faculty to develop groundbreaking media projects and create new courses and teaching techniques in digital media.

“The innovator fits with the ideas and values we are implementing here at FIU, including our commitment to teaching students the cutting-edge skills they’ll need to succeed in this rapidly changing media environment,” said Raul Reis, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The program hopes to attract new talent to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication as it introduces students to the latest digital media tools while fostering creativity and problem-solving. Additionally, it will bring prominent thought leaders to Miami and help build the city’s growing culture of entrepreneurship.

This new position is funded by an $150,000 grant awarded to the School of Journalism and Mass Communications by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  This grant is in addition to a $1.25 million endowment previously awarded to Florida International University by the foundation.

For more information, please email Meira Langsam at

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