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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

Barco, Manolo

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

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

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 editor-in-chief of The Reporter in addition to overseeing the A&E section and the multimedia department.




Anadaniela Garcia

Garcia, Anadaniela

Art Director

Contact Information:
anadaniela.garcia001@mymdc.net

Anadaniela Garcia, 20, is a recent graduate of the Honors College at Wolfson Campus. Garcia, who started as a designer for the The Reporter, will serve as art director during the 2014-2015 school year. She is taking graphic design and art classes during the next academic year before transferring to a four-year degree art university next fall




Angela Delgado

Delgado, Angela

Photo Editor

Contact Information:
angela.delgado001@mymdc.net

Angela Delgado, 17, 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 will serve as photo editor during the 2014-2015 school year. She plans to use her photography and leadership skills to ensure dynamic photojournalism The Reporter.




Daniela Hurtado

Hurtado, Daniela

Briefing Editor

Contact Information:
daniela.hurtado001@mymdc.net

Daniela Hurtado, 19, is a mass communications and journalism major at the Kendall Campus. Hurtado, a 2013 graduate of Ronald W. Reagan Doral Senior High School, will serve as briefing editor and a news writer for The Reporter during the 2014-2015 school year.  She hopes to transfer to the University of Florida or New York University and aspires to work as a broadcast journalist in New York City.




Ingrid Ochoa-Odon

Ochoa-Odon, Ingrid

Sports Editor

Contact Information:
ochoa.ingrid001@mymdc.net

Ingrid Ochoa-Odon, 20, is a journalism major at Kendall Campus. Ochoa, a 2013 graduate of Ronald W. Reagan Doral/Senior High School, will serve as sports editor for The Reporter during the 2014-2015 school year. Ochoa-Odon hopes to transfer to the University of Florida and one day write for the NFL or ESPN magazine.




Rafael Tur

Tur, Rafael

Forum Editor

Contact Information:
Rafael.tur001@mymdc.net

Rafael Tur, 24, is a journalism major at MDC Wolfson Campus. He is currently serving as interim Forum Editor. Tur specializes in political and satirical columns as well as writing arts & entertainment critiques and news articles. His interests include music, food and bodybuilding.




Gregory Castillo

Castillo, Gregory

Photographer

Contact Information:
Gregory.Castillo001@mymdc.net

Gregory Castillo, 22, 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 and The Dallas Morning News.




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




Pia Molina

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 2014-15 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 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.




Fernandez, Stephanie

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
stephan.fernandez022@mymdc.net

Stephanie Fernandez, 21, 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 2014-15 school year. She plans to transfer to Florida International University and major in communications with a minor in psychology.




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.




Tomás Monzón

Monzón, Tomás

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
tomas.monzon001@mymdc.net

Tomás Monzón, 20, 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.




Louvins Pierre

Pierre, Louvins

Contact Information:
louvins.pierre001@mymdc.net

Louvins Pierre, 19, is a  mass communication major  in the Honors College at North Campus. He will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2014-15 school year. Pierre aspires to work for ESPN and have his own radio talk show. 



Isabel Logins

Logins, Isabel

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
isabel.logins001@mymdc.net

Isabel Logins, 18, is a mass communications and 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. 




Aiden Alejo

Alejo, Aiden

Staff Writer/Designer

Contact Information:
aiden.alejo001@mymdc.net

Aidin Alejo, 19, is an architecture major in The Honors College at Wolfson Campus. Alejo will serve as a news writer and page designer for The Reporter during the 2014-15 school year.  She is a 2014 graduate of Coral Park Senior High School where she served as news editor for the school s paper, The Rampage.




Esparza, Crystal

Staff Writer

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 writer in the A/E section 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 be a producer in the mass media industry.




Brunson, Akeem

Staff Writer

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 atHip Hop WeeklyMagazine, freelanced for theRiver Cities Gazette, andserved as multimedia editor for The Reporter. Brunson is currently a part-time video editor for the South Florida Sun Sentinel. 




Perdomo, Nicolette

Contact Information:
nicolette.perdomo001@mymdc.net

Nicolette Perdomo, 18, is a journalism major in the Honors College at Kendall Campus. Perdomo was home schooled and earned high her high school diploma in 2013. She will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2014-2015 school year. She aspires to become a broadcast journalist.




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.




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.




Linares, Amanda

Photographer

Contact Information:
amanda.linares001@mymdc.net

Amanda Linares, 25, is taking EAP classes at Kendall Campus. Linares, who will serve as an illustrator and photographer this year, 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.




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.




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.




Amarante, Yankel

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
yankel.amarante001@mymdc.net

Yankel Amarante, 1, is a mass communications/journalism major in the Honors College at the Wolfson Campus. Amarante, a 2013 graduate from Ronald Reagan Doral Senior High School, will serve as designer for The Reporter during the 2014-15 school year.




La Spina, Karen

Photographer

Contact Information:
karen.laspina001@mymdc.net

Karen La Spina, is a film production major in the School of Entertainment and Media Production.
La Spina’s focus is to draw out the beauty of human interconnection through visual storytelling.
Merging her experience as a freelance photographer and videographer, with an aesthetic eye for production design, La Spina aims to document events forThe Reporter




Ruiz, Juan

Sports Writer

Contact Information:
juan.ruiz031@mdc.net

Juan Ruiz, 19, is a communications/ mass media major at Miami Dade College Kendall Campus. Ruiz, a 2013 graduate of Christopher Columbus High School, writes sports news for The Reporter. His interests include running, writing and electronic dance music.




Gomez, Isaac

Sports Writer

Contact Information:
isaac.gomez002@mymdc.net

Isaac Gomez, 19, is a journalism major at the Miami Dade 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.




Santamaria, Banesa

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
vaness.santamaria001@mymdc.net

Banesa Santamaria, 21, is a physical therapy major at MDC Wolfson Campus. Santamaria is a staff writer for The Reporter, she aspires to be a journalist that will captivate college students with articles about music, art, and entertainment. 




Johanna Piard

Piard, Johanna

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.




Giancarlo Barrios

Barrios, Giancarlo

Illustrator

Contact Information:
giancarlo.barrios001@mymdc.net

Giancarlo Barrios, 18, is a student at the Honors College at Miami  Dade College Wolfson Campus. He is studying graphic art and aspires to be a freelance graphic designer. Barrios plans to use his artistic and visionary skills to provide illustrations for The Reporter.




Brayan Vazquez

Vazquez, Brayan

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.




Erica Bernard

Bernard, Erica

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
Erica.Bernard001@mymdc.net

Erica Bernard, 25, is a mass communications/ broadcast journalism major at the Wolfson Campus. Bernard  will serve as a briefing  writer for The Reporter during the 2014-15 school year.  Her interests include free writing, swimming and  evangelizing.




Santiago Tobar Potes

Tobar Potes, Santiago

Staff Writer

Contact Information:
santiago.tobar001@mymdc.net

Santiago Tobar Potes, 17, is a junior at the School for Advanced Studies, and a first-year Biochemistry and Economics major at Wolfson Campus. He will serve as writer in the a forum and briefing sections. When he is not conducting microbiological research, practicing violin, interning, studying, or attending his beloved CrossFit class, you can probably find Santiago biking through Key Biscayne. Santiago speaks fluent English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and is dabbling in Mandarin. 




Jimenez, Andres

Sports Writer

Contact Information:
Andres.jimenez013@mymdc.net

Andres Jimenez, 20, is a civil engineer major at Kendall Campus. Jimenez, a 2013 graduate of Miami Sunset Senior High School, will serve as a sports writer for The Reporter during the 2014-15 school year. His interest include analyzing sports, running and cycling.




Kiliddjian, Peter

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.




Valerio Boccitto

Boccitto, Valerio

Columnist

Valerio Boccitto, 20,  is a mass communication/ journalism major at MDC’s Wolfson Campus. He will serve  as a columnist for The Reporter during the 2014-15 school year. Boccitto graduated high school from San Ignacio de Loyola School in Caracas, Venezuela in 2012.  His interests include food criticism, opinion writing and editing. 




Azucena Torres

Torres, Azucena

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. 






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