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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 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.

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

Download our 2013-2014 Media Kit for our publication dates, deadlines and advertising rates.

The Reporter

Manolo Barco

Barco, Manolo

Media Adviser

Contact Information:
mbarco@mdc.edu

Manolo Barco, 41, is entering his seventh 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

Weinstein, Dina

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.




Mark Pulaski

Pulaski, Mark

Interim Editor-In-Chief/A/E Editor

Contact Information:
Mark.pulaski001@mymdc.net

Mark Pulaski, 27, is pursuing a bachelor of applied science degree in Film, Television & Digital Production in the School of Entertainment & Design Technology at the North Campus. He is currently serving as the interim editor-in-chief of The Reporter in addition to overseeing the A&E section and the multimedia department.




Diez, Aracelia

Art Director

Contact Information:
aracelia.diez001@mymdc.net

Aracelia Diez, 31, is a graphic design major at North Campus. She is serving as art director for The Reporter during the 2013 - 2014 school year. Diez, a graduate of Hialeah Senior High, has an associate in science degree in Interior Design from MDC. She interned at Lauderman Regalado Architects during her senior year in high school and has worked as a freelance CAD operator. Diez aspires to run her own graphic design studio.




Guillermo Herrera

Herrera, Guillermo

Forum Editor

Contact Information:
guillermo.herrera003@mymdc.net

Guillermo Herrera, 19, is a political science major in the Honors College at the Kendall Campus. Herrera, who is a 2012 graduate of Belen Jesuit   Preparatory School , began writing briefs and columns for The Reporter as a freshman. He is the forum editor for the 2013-14 school year and writes news stories for the paper.  




Torres, Iliana

Briefing Editor

Contact Information:
iliana.torres002@mymdc.net

Iliana Torres, 19, is a mass communication and journalism major at the Kendall Campus. She is briefing editor for The Reporter during the 2013-14 school year. Torres, a 2012 graduate from John A. Ferguson Senior High School, hopes to transfer to an out-of-state school to gain her bachelor’s degree in public relations.




Gregory Castillo

Castillo, Gregory

Photographer

Contact Information:
Gregory.Castillo001@mymdc.net

Gregory Castillo, 21, is a film major at Miami Dade College.  Castillo, a founding member of The Reporter  in October of 2010, will serve as a senior photographer for the paper during the 2013-14 school year. Castillo has been a photo intern at The Miami Herald since October of 2012. He aspires to be a documentary photographer, shooting stills and video and sharing people's stories throughout the world.




Gutiérrez Sánchez, Irma

Photographer

Contact Information:
irma.gutierrez003@mymdc.net

Irma Gutiérrez Sánchez, 24, 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




Gabrielle  Arzola

Arzola, Gabrielle

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
gabrielle.arzola001@mymdc.net

Gabrielle Arzola, 18, is a broadcast journalism major at the Kendall Campus. She will serve her first term in The Reporter during the 2013-14 school year. Arzola, a 2013 homeschooled graduate, will write briefs and news.



Garcia, Anadaniela

Designer

Contact Information:
anadaniela.garcia001@mymdc.net

Anadaniela Garcia, 20, is a political science major in the Honors College at the Wolfson Campus. She will serve her first term as a designer for The Reporter during the 2013-14 school year. Garcia, a 2012 graduate of Coral Gables Senior High School, was fiction editor and part of the layout team for her high school’s literary magazine, Catharsis. She writes a weekly personal blog and aspires to one day become a best-selling author.




Aracena, Amanda

Sports Writer

Contact Information:
amanda.aracena001@mymdc.net

Amanda Aracena, 19, is a mass communications/journalism major at the Kendall Campus. Aracena, a 2011 graduate of Miami Sunset Senior High School, will serve as a sports writer for The Reporter during the 2013-2014 school year. She aspires to be a sportscaster.




Alexandra Muñoz

Muñoz, Alexandra

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
alexandra.munoz002@mymdc.net

Alexandra Muñoz, 21, is a journalism/mass communications major at North Campus. Muñoz, a 2011 graduate of Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter this school year. She aspires to be a journalist in print, radio, or television. 



Monzón, Tomás

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
tomas.monzon001@mymdc.net

Tomás Monzón, 19, is a 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.




Martoccio , Angela

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
angela.martoccio001@mymdc.net

Angela Martoccio, 21, is a mass communications/journalism major at Kendall Campus. Martoccio, who graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High in 2010, will write for the news and A&E sections of  The Reporter  during the 2013-2014 school year. She aspires to be a music journalist and write for Rolling Stone magazine.




Molina, Pia

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
pia.molina001@mymdc.net

Pia Molina, 19, is a mass communications major at the Wolfson Campus.  Molina, a 2013 graduate of Ronald Reagan/Doral Senior High School, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2013-14 school year. Molina aspires to one day become a communications officer for a non-government organization.




Nieves, Claudia

Illustrator

Contact Information:
c.nieveshernandez001@mymdc.net

Claudia Nieves, 28, is studying EAP classes at  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.




Lobo, Edgard

Multimedia Editor

Contact Information:
edgard.lobo001@mymdc.net

Edgard Lobo, 22, is a film production major in the School of Entertainment & Design Technology at North Campus.  Lobo, a 2009 graduate of Cypress Bay High School, will serve as the multimedia editor for The Reporter during the 2013-14 school year.




DeCespedes, Alexandra

Illustrator

Contact Information:
alexan.decespedes001@mymdc.net

Alexandra DeCespedes, 19, is pursuing an associate in arts degree in commercial arts in the Honors College at Kendall Campus. DeCespedes, who will serve as an illustrator for The Reporter  this year, is vice president of the Visual Arts Student Organization at Kendall Campus, and is an assistant art teacher at David Fairchild Elementary. 




Fernandez, Stephanie

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
stephan.fernandez022@mymdc.net

Stephanie Fernandez, 19, is a mass communications major at Kendall Campus. Fernandez,  a 2012 graduate of Miami Coral Park Senior High School, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2013-14 school year.




Rey, Alexander

House Ads Designer

Contact Information:
alexander.rey002@mymdc.net

Alexander Rey, 33, is a graphic design major at the Kendall Campus. He is serving his second year as house ads designer for The Reporter. Rey was born in Cuba. He migrated to the United States at the age of 26 where he became fascinated with advertisements. Rey aspires to become an art director in the future.   




Pasos-Capodiferro, Henry

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
hpasosca@mdc.edu

Henry Pasos-Capodiferro, 28, is pursuing an associate of  science degree in music business management at Wolfson Campus.  Capodiferro, who will serve as an artist, photographer and staff writer for The Reporter  this year, has an associate of  science degree in visual communications  from Centro de Diseno Digital,  in  Venezuela. He is currently the coordinator/creative director of the MEED Digital Tech Studio at Wolfson Campus. In addition, he is the president of Engage By Action, and is a GRAMMY U ambassador at  North Campus.




Normandin, Courtney

Sports Writer

Contact Information:
courtne.normandin001@mymdc.net

Courtney Normandin, 18, is a mass communications/journalism major in the Honors College at North Campus. Normandin, a 2013 graduate of Hialeah Gardens High School, will serve as a sports writer for The Reporter during the 2013-14 school year. 




Delgado, Angela

Videographer/Photographer

Contact Information:
angela.delgado001@mymdc.net

Angela Delgado, 16, is a student at the School for Advanced Studies at Wolfson Campus. She studied television and film production as well as editing and photography at  Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School . Delgado plans to utilize her visual journalism skills as a videographer at The Reporter.



Brunson, Akeem

Multimedia Reporter

Contact Information:
akeem.Brunson001@mymdc.net

Akeem Brunson, 24, is a bachelor of applied science major in Film, Television, & Digital Production in the School of Entertainment & Design Technology at North Campus.  Brunson, a 2007 graduate of Miami Carol City Senior High School, will serve as a multimedia reporter for the paper during the 2013-14 school year.  He has previously interned at Hip Hop Weekly Magazine, freelanced for the River Cities Gazette, and served as multimedia editor for The Reporter. Brunson is currently a part-time video editor for the South Florida Sun Sentinel.  




Fregoso, Victoria

Photographer

Contact Information:
victoria.fregoso001@mymdc.edu

Victoria Fregoso, 18, is a photography and hospitality major at the Kendall Campus. This is her second semester on The Reporter as a staff photographer. A 2012 graduate from Saint Brendan Catholic High School, she hopes to continue on to get her bachelor’s degree in photography and master’s degree in fine arts, with aspirations to work for National Geographic as a photojournalist.



Juste, Jonel

Distribution Manager

Contact Information:
jonel.juste001@mymdc.net

Jonel Juste, 32, is a Haitian-born journalist and writer. Juste, who earned a journalism degree in Haiti, is distribution manger for The Reporter during the 2013-14 school year, and will also write columns and briefs. He just recently completed the REVEST program at Miami Dade College and is now majoring in computer science. 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. As a writer, he published the poem book “Crossroad” in 2012. In 2011 and 2012, Juste also wrote for the Haitian-American news website Defend Haiti




Lajara, Carel

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
carel.lajara001@mymdc.net

Carel Lajara, 20, is a mass communications/journalism major at Wolfson Campus. Lajara, who will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2013-14 school year, is a 2011 graduate of Hialeah Gardens High School. She aspires to write for a travel magazine.



Peron, Veronica

Videographer/Staff Writer

Contact Information:
Veronica.peron001@mymdc.net

Veronica Peron, 21, is pursuing a bachelor of applied science degree in Film, Television & Digital Production in the School of Entertainment & Design Technology at North Campus.  Peron, a 2010 graduate of Doral Academy Preparatory High School, will serve as a videographer and writer in the A/E section of  The Reporter during the 2013-2014 school year; she  aspires to intern with the Miami Heat media department and be a sports camera operator in the future.




Rodriguez, Sussette

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
Sussett.Rodriguez001@mymdc.net

Sussette Rodriguez 18, is a mass communications major in the Honors College a North Campus.  Rodriguez, a 2013 graduate of MIami Springs Senior High School, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter this school year. She aspires to have a career in the public relations field. 




Duarte, Zenaida

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.




Fiuza, Eddy

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
eddy.fuiza001@mymdc.net

Eddy G. Fiuza, 19, is a mass communications/journalism major   at the Kendall Campus. This is his first year writing for The Reporter. He contributes to the news and arts and entertainment sections. He interns at the Sweetwater, Florida police communications department and the radio station Power 96.  Fiuza is a 2012 graduate of Southwest Miami Senior High School. 



Moraga, Allison

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
allison.moraga001@mymdc.net

Allison Moraga, 20, is a mass communications/journalism major at  Wolfson Campus. Moraga, a 2102  graduate of Miami Senior High School, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2013-14 school year.  At Miami High, she was a member of  StingTown News, the student newscast,  and the legal and public affairs magnet program.




Cricien, Diana

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
diana.cricien001@mymdc.net

Diana Cricien, 19, is a journalism and mass communications major in the Honors College at the InterAmerican Campus.  She is serving her second term as a staff writer at  The Reporter during the 2013-14 school year. Cricien is a 2012 graduate of Miami Coral Park Senior High School.



Laurore, Gerry

Photographer

Contact Information:
gerry.laurore001@mymdc.net

Gerry Laurore, 21, is a film production major at North Campus. He will serve his first year as a photographer for The Reporter.  Laurore, a 2010 graduate from North Miami Senior High School, is a production technician for the Lehman Theater. He aspires to be a film director.



Amarante, Yankel

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
yankel.amarante001@mymdc.net

Yankel Amarante, 18, is a mass communications/journalism major in the Honors College at the Wolfson Campus. Amarante, a2013 graduate from Ronald Reagan/ Doral Senior High School, will serve as writer in the briefing section of The Reporter during the 2013-14 school year.




Navarro, Darianne

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
darianne.navarro001@mymdc.net

Darianne Navarro, 18, is a first-time college student at Wolfson Campus.  She will write for the briefing section of The Reporter. Navarro, a 2013 graduate of Hialeah Gardens Senior High School, worked on her high school's yearbook. 



Morales, Ayla

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
aylamorales001@mymdc.net

Ayla C. Morales, 19, is a journalism and mass communications major in the Honors College at Kendall Campus.  She will serve her second term as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2013-14 school year. Morales, a 2012 graduate of John A Ferguson Senior High School, is currently the vice president of communications for Phi Theta Kappa. She has also interned at Tara, INC a Public Relations Firm. 




Garcia, Williams

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
Williams.garcia002@mymdc.net

Williams Garcia, 16, is studying broadcast journalism in the School for Advanced Studies at North Campus. He will serve his first year as a writer in the briefings section of  The Reporter during the 2013-2014 school year.






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