|Professor Merwin Sigale
||Basic Reporting, Editing and Makeup, Intro to Mass Communications, Journalism Internship
The mass media are critical to the proper functioning of our democratic system. Men and women of talent, energy and truth can make a difference.
Professor Merwin Sigale
English & Communications Department Mission Statement
The mission of the English
and Communications Department of Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus is for each student to achieve proficiency in English in the
following areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
We prepare our students to read at the college level, to express themselves
coherently in written and oral presentations, and to analyze and understand
presentations made by others.
Through a wide variety of courses in composition, creative writing, journalism,
speech and literature, the department seeks to encourage students to live an
ethical and humane life, to explore human relationships, to think and act
creatively, and to develop the critical analytical skills that foster effective
communication in college, career and life.
A copy editor at The Miami Herald, and freelance writer, Professor Merwin Sigale has been teaching for over 13 years, and is the current adviser to the Kendall Campus student newspaper, The Catalyst.
His career includes 14 years as a Latin-America correspondent for major news organizations, including the ABC television and radio networks, United Press International, Washington Star, New York Daily News, The Miami News, and Radio Australia. He was also managing editor and co-anchor of the "Nightly
Business Report" on WPBT - Channel 2.
As business editor of The Miami News, he won a national John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism. He is a director and past president of the South Florida Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Professor Sigale has been with the Miami Dade College family since 1992.