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[JOB] Knight Innovator, Florida International University

Help Us Transform Journalism Education
CONTACT: Meira Langsam
Applications reviewed until position is filled
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University invites applications for a Knight Innovator in Residence position. We are looking for media innovators who want to shape the future of digital media and journalism education and add to the growing innovation ecosystem in Miami. The Knight Innovator will work with students and faculty to develop groundbreaking media projects, as well as to create new courses and teaching techniques in digital media.
Residency requirements are flexible. We are looking for a seasoned technology entrepreneur who can really make a difference working with our students, faculty and helping to shape the forward mission of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. To apply:
Located in the tropical paradise of Miami, Florida International University is the seventh-largest university in the United States, and graduates more Hispanic students than any other US institution.
Join Our Innovation and Entrepreneurship Team
FIU-SJMC recently launched a $100k Media Innovation Incubator Lab, stocked with the latest hardware and software for Web and mobile media development. We are engaged in several media research and development projects, including:
• Innovation Challenge – A new initiative to help our students research and develop innovative ideas and start up their own businesses in Miami’s growing media and technology entrepreneurship community.
 • Sea Level Rise: South Florida – This project, funded by a consortium that includes the Knight Foundation, combines reporting, crowdsourcing, public data and personal technology to help inform South Florida citizens about the impact of sea-level rise on their homes and businesses.
• WebGIS for Journalists – Our new course combines GIS savvy with Web publishing skills to help journalism students integrate location data into reporting.