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Meet Nancy Rodriguez of Miami Media School in Brickell

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nancy Rodriguez.

31 years ago in May of 1986, Robert Mills a lifelong broadcaster started the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in Cleveland, Ohio. Shortly thereafter he expanded to Cincinnati and Chicago. Later in 2002, the expansion continued to Denver, in 2010 Columbus, Ohio and finally Miami in 2013. The name evolved to Media Schools as the industry evolved and the lines between Radio and TV were no longer clearly delineated.

Everything needed video and media included digital content and social media channels. With over 15,000 alumni across the United States, the centers continue to produce the next generation of broadcasting and media professionals with a curriculum that today includes drone video, internet stations and editing audio and video on the cutting edge Adobe Creative Cloud suite.

The schools have received a multitude of Telly awards as well as national recognition by the Intercollegiate Broadcast System as a Collegiate operator of 15 internet radio station comprising the BEONAIR network. The sports station also collaborates with SB Nation airing daily the Sports Bosses from the Studios of Sports Overtime Radio at Miami Media School in Mary Brickell Village.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Radio and TV have dramatically changed since 1986. Continual updates in curriculum and equipment take place in order to keep equipping the students with the skills predicated on the current demands of the industry.

Miami Media School – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
M&S Media Schools offers a wide variety of programs, each specializing in a specific element of media. This diverse range of digital media programs is designed to provide a targeted education and hands-on experience in the media field directly tied to your future career of choice.

Work in Radio & TV Broadcasting Our 8-month program in Radio & Television Broadcasting will teach you what it’s like to work in a real studio on a daily basis, as well as train you in the “behind the scenes” which includes technical operations. We give you the tools and the skills to succeed in today’s broadcasting industry: On-camera – From wardrobe and makeup, to how to stand and deliver content.

Our program gives an overview of the techniques needed for successful on-camera delivery. Microphone – Whether it’s radio or television, proper mic technique is key. How you hold a microphone not only helps eliminate background noise, it assists you in disguising any verbal imperfections. Web content -Each student creates and maintains their own website which also serves as a digital portfolio to house all their work created while attending the program.

Promotions – What is the formula for creating a successful radio or television promotion? How does a successful promotion increase a station’s listenership and viewership? Students learn how to think outside the box to come up creative ideas in a team atmosphere. Radio and Television Promotions can absolutely make or break an advertising campaign for a client. Sales – Radio and Television Sales can be an exciting and monetarily rewarding career.

Depending on the size of the market, many radio broadcasting professionals work in both a sales capacity and as an on-air talent. Understanding the key role of sales is critical to how sales, marketing, and promotions all work with programming to execute successful advertising campaigns for clients. Polish – Each student works one-on-one with a career services specialist from the time they begin the program and beyond graduation, to ensure they’ve created a solid resume, a flawless demo, and developed the interview skills needed to land their first industry job.

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