Danny Paskin joined the Department in 2008. He was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he earned an associate’s degree in Data Processing and a Bachelor’s in Communication, focusing on journalism. In 1998, Danny migrated to Florida, to pursue his graduate studies at the University of Miami. There, Danny was awarded his Master’s in Journalism and, in 2006, his Ph.D. in International Relations. His dissertation compared the coverage of international news in the United States and Brazil.
Professionally, Danny worked for the Miami Herald, in Florida, as a graphics professional, creating maps, charts, illustrations and special projects. As part of the paper, he was awarded three international Society for News Design (SND) awards in 2007 for his participation in the coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Following the Herald, he worked at the News-Press, in Fort Myers, FL, as a copy editor/page designer, laying out pages for various sections of the daily paper while also working for the paper’s online department and helping with special reporting projects.
He has done extensive work and research in new media, graphic design, and international journalism, especially Brazilian media studies, having participated and presented in several conferences. He has organized and co-headed several conferences and seminars, and has developed crash courses for applied graphic design while consulting firms in Florida on design-related technology.
More recently, he has presented a number of lectures on and off-campus on the use of iPads in Higher Education, and is currently involved in a campus-wide project to test the efficacy of iPads in teaching on campus. He’ll also be assisting with campus-wide faculty training during the project.
Outside the classroom, Danny enjoys mentoring students, watching movies and his iPod/iPad/iPhone.
Office Location: SSPA-025
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30am-9:50am
Advising Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30am-12pm, or by appointment or e-mail
JOUR 305 – MEDIA DESIGN – Section 01/02 MW – 2-3:50PM – SPA-005
JOUR 340 – INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE MEDIA – Section 01/02 – MW – 10-11:50AM – SPA-005
JOUR 440 – ADVANCED ONLINE MEDIA – Section 01/02 – MW – 4-5:50PM – SPA-005
For syllabi for these and all Department of Journalism & Mass Communication classes, click here.