About The Reporter
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 19 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 Dallas Morning News, The Miami Herald and the Chicago Tribune.
All content is produced by MDC students. The Reporter is a public forum of expression.
College Enrollment: 170,000 students annually
Distribution: 10,250 copies
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Manolo Barco, 38, is entering his fifth year as media adviser to Miami Dade College’s student newspaper. He will serve as the adviser to The Reporter during its inaugural year. 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.
Monique O. Madan, 19, is a journalism and mass communications major in the Honors College at the North Campus. She will serve her second term as editor-in-chief of The Reporter during the 2011-12 school year. Madan, a 2010 graduate of Miami Coral Park Senior High School, is currently an online news producer for El Nuevo Herald. She has also freelanced for The Miami Herald and interned for the Neighbors section. Click here to watch an interview with Monique.
Lazaro Gamio, 21, is an Electronic Media Major at New World School of the Arts. He will serve as Managing Editor for The Reporter during the 2011-12 school year. Gamio, a 2007 graduate of the Design and Architecture Senior High School, is currently a freelance graphic designer for The Miami Herald. He aspires to be an art director for a print publication. Click here to watch an interview with Lazaro.
Wolfson Campus Bureau Chief / A&E Editor
Mark Pulaski, 25, is a journalism and mass communications major at the North Campus. He will serve as Wolfson Campus Bureau Chief and A&E Editor for The Reporter during the 2011-12 school year and will also write features and news articles. Pulaski, a 2003 graduate of South Broward High School, aspires to write for an entertainment magazine in the future. Click here to watch a interview with Mark.
Gregory Castillo, 18, is a psychology major at the Kendall Campus. He will serve as Photo Editor for The Reporter during the 2011-12 school year. Castillo is the founder of Elapsed Media and aspires to be a commercial photographer and magazine photojournalist.
North Campus Photo Editor/
Akeem Brunson, 22, is a journalism and mass communication major at the North Campus where he also serves as the campus photo editor for The Reporter during the 2011-12 school year. Brunson, a 2007 graduate of Miami Carol City Senior High School, has interned at Hip Hop Weekly Magazine and the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce. Brunson is currently a freelance journalist for the River Cities Gazette.
Kendall Campus Bureau Chief / Briefing Editor
Akeem Mayers, 20, is a graphic design major at the North Campus. Mayers will serve as cartoonist for The Reporter during the 2011-12 school year. Mayers was born in Trinidad and migrated to the United States at the age of 10. He aspires for a career making graphics for electronics and vehicles. Mayers also has a passion for drawing comics, and hopes to publish a comic book in the future.
Rafael Tur, 20, is journalism and mass communication major at the North Campus. He will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2011-12 school year. Tur, a 2008 graduate of Lincoln Martí Schools, aspires to be a writer for Rolling Stone magazine.