CORAL GABLES, Fla. (November 12, 2015)—David Jordan, one of the top officials of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in London, will speak to more than half a dozen groups of University of Miami students and faculty on the Coral Gables campus over three days this week, beginning Monday, November 16.
“We’re delighted to be bringing such an accomplished journalist to the University of Miami,” said Greg Shepherd, dean of the School of Communication. “He brings a global perspective that fits perfectly with the work our students and faculty are doing.”
Jordan, the director of editorial policy and standards at the BBC, is visiting the University in connection with the School of Communication’s London Summer study abroad program. Students will be in London for three weeks next summer, from July 5 to 27, studying at some of the world’s most influential public relations, advertising, and journalism organizations. Jordan, who joined the BBC nearly 30 years ago, will show UM students the BBC newsroom, introducing them to senior editors and reporters, and talking about the business side of broadcasting.
In Miami, several faculty members in the School of Communication and the Department of International Studies will lead discussions with Jordan.
Professor Vendulka Kubalkova, of the Department of International Studies, plans to focus on the BBC’s global news coverage at classes at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Learning Center 140 on Tuesday, November 17.
At 11 a.m. the same day, in the School of Communication’s Shoma Hall, CIB 3053, Professor Samuel A. Terilli, chair of the Department of Journalism & Media Management, will discuss with Jordan how British and American courts deal with news coverage and freedom of the press.
On Wednesday, November 18, at 11:15 a.m. in CIB 2055 at the School of Communication, Media Management Professor Ana Francois and Jordan will talk about how editors decide what news to report and how to present it to mass audiences.
Jordan opens his visit to Miami with talks at 10:10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. on Monday, November 16, in CIB 2054 in the School of Communication and ends with an audience of public relations and journalism students at 1:25 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18 in Shoma Hall. All of Jordan’s talks are open to all University of Miami students and faculty.