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About The Reporter

Journalism newspaper

The Reporter is the student newspaper at Miami Dade College.

It was launched on Oct. 4, 2010, features 16 pages printing on a biweekly schedule, has a circulation of 10,250 per print cycle, and is augmented by a website with video and audio content.

The Reporter is distributed at all eight MDC campuses and has newsrooms at the North, Wolfson and Kendall Campuses.

The paper is a product of the three now-defunct student newspapers at MDC.

The Falcon Times was Miami Dade College’s first student newspaper; it served the students at the North Campus, and was launched in 1961. It was followed by the Catalyst in 1966, based at the Kendall Campus. The Downtowner, which served the Wolfson Campus, originated in 1970; It was renamed the Metropolis in 1984.

Prominent alumni of the student newspapers include Pulitzer Prize-winner and author, Liz Balmaseda, Emmy Award-winning CBS4 News anchorman, Eliott Rodriguez, and Miami Herald metro editor, Jay Ducassi.

Through the years, Miami Dade College’s student newspapers have won 21 National Pacemaker Awards and received hundreds of honors from the Florida Community College Press Association.

Its alumni have garnered Pulitzer Prizes and worked at some of the most prestigious newspapers in the United States, among them: USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Seattle Times, the Miami Herald and the Chicago Tribune.

All content is produced by MDC students. The Reporter is a public forum of expression.

Advertising Information

College Enrollment: 170,000 students annually
Distribution: 10,250 copies

Download our 2014-2015 Media Kit for our publication dates, deadlines and advertising rates.

The Reporter

Manolo Barco

Manolo Barco

Media Adviser

Contact Information:
mbarco@mdc.edu

Manolo Barco, 41, is entering his eighth year as media adviser to Miami Dade College’s student newspaper. Barco has worked as a criminal justice reporter at the Dallas Morning News in Texas and as a staff writer at the Miami Herald. His work has also appeared on the sports pages of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. A graduate of Florida International University and Miami Dade College’s North Campus, Barco served as editor-in-chief of the now-defunct Falcon Times in 1994.




Dina Weinstein

Dina Weinstein

Newsroom Assistant

Contact Information:
dweinste@mdc.edu

Dina Weinstein, a veteran journalist whose reporting experience includes work at The Trentonian in New Jersey, The Cape Cod Times in Massachusetts and WDIY-FM in Pennsylvania, serves as the newsroom assistant to  The Reporter.  Weinstein, has taught journalism and mass communications at a number of colleges including Miami Dade College. A graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Boston University School for the Arts, she is a Boston native.




Nicolette Perdomo

Nicolette Perdomo

Interim Editor-In-Chief/Briefing Editor

Contact Information:
nicolette.perdomo001@mymdc.net

Nicolette Perdomo, 18, is a Mass Communications/Journalism major in the Honors College at Kendall Campus. She will serve as Interim Editor-In-Chief/Briefing Editor for the summer 2015 issue. During the 2014-2015 school year, Perdomo served as  staff writer for The Reporter.  Perdomo was home schooled and earned her high school diploma in 2013. She aspires to become a broadcast journalist.




Andres Jimenez

Sports Editor

Contact Information:
Andres.jimenez013@mymdc.net

Andres Jimenez, 20, is a Mass Communications/Journalism major at Kendall Campus. Jimenez, a 2013 graduate of Miami Sunset Senior High School, will serve as a Sports Editor for  The Reporter  during the 2014-15 school year. His interests include analyzing sports, running and cycling.




Crystal Esparza

A & E Editor

Contact Information:
crystal.esparza002@mymdc.net

Crystal Esparza, 21, is a student in the School of Entertainment and Design Technology at North Campus. She will serve as A & E Editor of  The Reporter during the 2014-015 school year. She is currently pursuing a bachelor of applied science degree in film, television & digital production. Esparza aspires to work as a producer in the mass media industry.




Kaylin Ashley Cantor

Interim Photo Editor

Contact Information:
kaylin.cantor001@mymdc.net

Kaylin Cantor, 19, is a mass communications/journalism major at North Campus. Cantor, a 2014 graduate of Westland Hialeah Senior High School, will serve as Interim Photo Editor for The Reporter during the summer of 2015.  Cantor aspires to work at CNN. Her interests include photography and making YouTube videos.




Irma Gutiérrez Sánchez

Photographer

Contact Information:
irma.gutierrez003@mymdc.net

Irma Gutiérrez Sánchez, 25, is an art and photography major at the Kendall Campus. She is serving in her second year as photographer for  The Reporter.  Sanchez, a recipient of the Frances Wolfson Art Scholarship for the 2012-2013 school year, was part of the first graduating class at Robert Morgan Educational Center high school. She aspires to be a photographer for a major magazine publication




Claudia Nieves

Illustrator

Contact Information:
c.nieveshernandez001@mymdc.net

Claudia Nieves, 29, is studying EAP classes Wolfson Campus. Nieves, who will serve as an illustrator for The Reporter this year, is a graduate of the San Alejandro National School of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba. In addition, she has worked at  the Cuban Institute of Radio and TV in their animation studio, and also as a children's books  illustrator at Gente Nueva Editorial.




Tomás Monzón

Tomás Monzón

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
tomas.monzon001@mymdc.net

Tomás Monzón, 20, is a Mass Communications/Journalism major in the Honors College at the Wolfson Campus. Monzón, a 2012 graduate of South Miami Senior High, writes news and forum pieces for  The Reporter . His interests include computer infrastructure, sustainability, and jazz music.




Janiah Adams

Janiah Adams

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
janiah.adams001@mymdc.net

Janiah Adams, 19, is a mass communications/journalism major at the North Campus. She will serve as a Staff Writer for the summer 2015 issue. A 2014 graduate of Mavericks Charter High School, Adams aspires to travel while running her own online magazine for young women and girls.




Louvins Pierre

Louvins Pierre

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
louvins.pierre001@mymdc.net

Louvins Pierre, 19, is a   Mass Communications/Journalism major in the Honors College at North Campus. He will serve as interim Editor-In-Chief for summer 2015. During the 2014-15 school year he served as Forum Editor for The Reporter. Pierre aspires to work for ESPN and have his own radio talk show.




Isabel Logins

Isabel Logins

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
isabel.logins001@mymdc.net

Isabel Logins, 18, is a Mass Communications/Journalism major at Wolfson Campus. She will serve as a briefing writer for The Reporter     during the 2014-15 school year. Logins       aspires to be a news anchor for a major news station or for the Florida Panthers hockey team. Her interests include reporting, playing the piano and writing music.




Amanda Linares

Photographer

Contact Information:
amanda.linares001@mymdc.net

Amanda Linares, 25, is taking EAP classes at Kendall Campus. Linares and serves as an illustrator and photographer for The Reporter. Linares is a graduate of The San Alejandro National School of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba and she was also a student at The Higher Institute of Art in Cuba.




Zenaida Duarte

Photographer

Contact Information:
zenaidaduarte.001@mymdc.net

Zenaida Duarte, 23, is a photographic technology major at Wolfson Campus. She will serve her second year as a photographer for  The Reporter . Durate, a 2008 graduate of Miami High Senior High School, aspires to be a photographer for Vogue magazine.




Isaac Gomez

Sports Writer

Contact Information:
isaac.gomez002@mymdc.net

Isaac Gomez, 19, is a Mass Communications/Journalism major at Kendall Campus. Gomez, a 2013 graduate of Coral Gables Senior High, writes sports for  The Reporter . His interests include studying film, free writing and running.




Johanna Piard

Johanna Piard

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
johanna.piard001@mymdc.net

Johanna Piard, 18, is pursuing a bachelor’s in English Literature/ English Education with a minor in communications at the Wolfson Campus. Piard will serve as astaff writer at  The Reporter  for the 2014-2015 school year. She plans to use her experience at  The Reporter  as a stepping stone to a career as a book editor for a publishing firm.




Brayan Vazquez

Brayan Vazquez

Photographer

Contact Information:
Brayan.vazquez001@mymdc.net

Brayan Vazquez, 19, is computer science and computer network major at North Campus. Vazquez will serve as a forum writer and photographer for   The Reporter   during the 2014-2015 school year. He aspires to be a tech-based entrepreneur and revolutionize the way kids learn in this new technological era.




Peter Ohanik Kiliddjian

Photographer

Contact Information:
peter.kiliddjian002@mymdc.net

Peter Ohanik Kiliddjian, 18, is a journalism/art major in The Honors College at Wolfson Campus. Kiliddjian  will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2014-15 school year.




Azucena Torres

Azucena Torres

Designer

Contact Information:
azucena.torres001@mymdc.net

Azucena Torres, 19, is a philosophy and literature major at Wolfson Campus. Torres, a 2014 graduate of Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School, will serve as a designer for  The Reporter  during the 2014-15 school year. 




Erik Jimenez

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
erik.jimenez001@mymdc.net

Erik Jimenez, 18, is a film major at North Campus. A 2014 graduate of Monsignor Edward Pace High School, Jimenez will write in the A/E section, mostly about the film industry, for The Reporter during the 2014-15 school year. His interests include film history  and filmmaking. Jimenez plans to have a career making films or writing about them.




Amanda Bazil

Amanda Bazil

Staff Writer\Columnist

Contact Information:
amanda.bazil001@mymdc.net

Amanda Bazil, 19, is a Mass Communications/Journalism major at North Campus. Bazil, a 2014 graduate of Alonzo and Tracey Mourning Senior High, will serve as a staff writer and columnist for The Reporter during the 2014-15 school year. She aspires to work as broadcast journalist. Her hobbies include writing and reading eclectic novels.




Jonel Juste

Jonel Juste

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
jonel.juste001@mymdc.net

Jonel Juste, 34, is a Haitian-born journalist and writer. Juste, who earned a journalism degree in Haiti, serves as a columnist for  The Reporter   . He completed the REVEST program at Miami Dade College and is now majoring in Mass Communications\Journalism. From 2007 to 2011, he worked as editor-in-chief of the monthly French-language, Views of Haiti and the daily news website Haiti Press Network. In 2011, after moving to the US, Juste worked for the Haitian American news website Haiti Sentinel. Since 2013, he has hosted a monthly sociocultural rubric in Le Floridien, a Haitian American newspaper. As a writer, he published the poem book Carrefour de Nuit (Crossroad) in 2012 and Joseph, Prince d’Egypte (Joseph, Prince of Egypt) in 2013.




Hector Gonzalez

Staff Writer/Photographer

Contact Information:
hector.gonzalez012@mdc.edu

Hector Gonzalez, 33, is returning to Miami Dade College where he will be pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Film at the North Campus. He will serve as a photographer and staff writer for the paper this year. Gonzalez  obtained his Associate Degree in Mass Communications during the 2011-2012 school year while serving as Sports Editor for The Reporter. He earned the Best Sports Story award from the Florida College System Activities Association in 2011. He has also worked as  freelance sports writer for the South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Miami Herald.




Ashley Canario

Photographer

Contact Information:
ashley.canario001@mymdc.net

Ashley Canario, 20 is a Mass Communications/Journalism major at Kendall Campus. Canario, a 2013 graduate from Miami Sunset Senior High, will serve as a photographer for  The Reporter  during the 2014-15 school year.  She aspires to be a news anchor or part of the E! News production team. 




Arabelis Bolívar

Photographer

Contact Information:
arabelis.bolivar001@mymdc.net

Arabelis Bol í var, 26, is a journalism major at the Hialeah Campus. Originally from Venezuela, Bol í var will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2014-15 school year. She aspires to work for a local broadcasting company.




Patricia Cárdenas

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
patricia.cardenas002@mymdc.net

Patricia Cárdenas, 19, is a journalism major at Wolfson Campus.  Cárdenas will serve as a writer in the A/E section of The Reporter during the 2014-15 school year. She enjoys writing music reviews, cooking and playing, listening and writing music.




Shawn Cohen

Illustrator

Contact Information:
Shawn.cohen001@mymdc.net

Shawn Cohen, 20, is majoring in industrial engineering  at Kendall Campus. Cohen, a 2012 graduate of Atlantis Academy High School, will serve as illustrator for The Reporter during the 2014-15 school year.  He hopes to have a career in LEGO designing. His hobbies include drawing and crafting.




Kassandra Marin

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
kassandra.marin001@mymdc.net

Kassandra Marin, 19, is a mass communications/journalism major at Kendall Campus. Marin, a 2014 graduate of Coral Reef Senior High School, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2014-2015 school year. She aspires to be a reporter for The New York Times or The Philadelphia Inquirer and write a best-selling novel. 




Daniela Garrido

Multimedia Reporter

Contact Information:
daniela.garrido001@mymdc.net

Daniela Garrido, 19, is a mass communications/public relations major at Wolfson Campus. Garrido, a 2014 graduate from Immaculata    ­ La Salle High School, will serve as a multimedia reporter and briefing staff writer for  The Reporter  during the 2014-2015 school year. She aspires to work in hospitality or fashion public relations in a big city.




Evan Dovenberg

Photographer

Contact Information:
evan.dovenberg001@mymdc.net

Evan Dovenberg, 19, is a film production major at Kendall Campus. Dovenberg, a 2013 graduate of Terra Environmental Research Institute, will serve as a photographer for  The Reporter  during the 2014-15 school year. He aspires to work for  National Geographic  while traveling the world. 




Clara Hernandez

Photographer

Contact Information:
clara.hernandez005@mymdc.net

Clara Hernandez, 22, is a business major at the Homestead Campus. Hernandez, a 2011 graduate of Robert Morgan Educational Center, will serve as a photographer for  The Reporter  during the 2014-2015 school year. She aspires to be a cinematographer in California.




Gregory Castillo

Gregory Castillo

Photographer

Contact Information:
Gregory.Castillo001@mymdc.net

Gregory Castillo, 23, is a Mass Communications/Journalism major at Kendall Campus. Castillo was a founding member of  The Reporter  and will serve as a senior photographer for the paper during the 2014-15 school year. Castillo has been a photo intern at The Miami Herald, The Dallas Morning News and WLRN.




Stephanie Alex

Sports Writer

Contact Information:
stephanie.alex001@mymdc.net

Stephanie Alex, 20, is a mass communications/journalism major at Kendall Campus. Alex, who was homeschooled her senior year of high school, will serve as a sports writer for  The Reporter during 2015-2016 school year.  She aspires to work on the production side of television media.




Gabrielle Rueda

Gabrielle Rueda

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
gabrielle.rueda001@mymdc.net

Gabrielle Rueda, 18, is a mass communications/journalism major at Wolfson Campus. Rueda, a 2014 graduate of Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School, will serve as a staff writer for  The Reporter  during the 2014-15 school year.  She aspires to become a reporter for a major newspaper or magazine and to one day publish her own book.




Zuny Meza-Diaz

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
zuny.diaz001@mdc.net

Zuny M. Meza-Diaz, 20, is a pre-law major at West Campus. Meza-Diaz, a 2013 graduate of Immaculata-La Salle High School, will serve as a staff writer during the 2015-2016 school year. She aspires to work as a lawyer in the future.




Danielle Kairuz

Illustrator

Danielle Kairuz, 17, is a student at the School for Advanced Studies at Kendall Campus. Kairuz will serve as an illustrator for The Reporter during the 2015-2016 school year. She hopes to attend Columbia University or the University of Chicago and enjoy a career as a forensic pathologist.




Lorena Úmana

Staff Writer

Lorena  Úmana ,19, is a mass mass communications/journalism major at Kendall Campus. Úmana, a 2014 graduate of Felix Varela Senior High School, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2014-15 school year. She aspires to work for National Geographic or become a book editor.






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