MIAMI.FLA – The partnership between the FC Miami City and Miami Media School will feature collaboration and resource sharing between Miami’s Official Soccer team and the Media School’s technology teams, resources, students, media and interest groups.
This will significantly enhance the coverage of soccer and the Premier Development League (PDL) in Miami while providing students with access to unique sports media facilities.
The partnership is created in an effort to develop open sources for Miami Media School students and provide career experiences that will prepare students for sports media careers.
The Media schools possess a unique mix of broadcasting leadership and experience, educational excellence then combines this with industry technology and equipment that effectively replicates what students and graduates will see when they enter the workforce. These tools and methods of training and educating our students solidifies the Media Schools position at the forefront of broadcasting education.
“Our goal at Miami Media School is to build a world-class sports media program” according to Nancy Rodriguez, CEO at Miami Media School. “Students in sports media are as likely to be applying for jobs with college athletic departments, professional franchises or entities like PDL, USL or MLS entities as they are with traditional media outlets, like local television stations and newspapers.”
“Helping to provide real-world opportunities for the many talented students of the Miami Media School is consistent with one of our top priorities” FC Miami City GM Youri Vaisse said. “We cannot thank (Miami Media School CEO) Nancy Rodriguez and the Media School enough for helping make this historic and unique partnership possible.”
The opportunities offered to sports journalism students through the partnership will help students adjust to changes in the field. It will help to give students valuable experience in media areas that don’t fall under traditional journalism, and it’s a great fit alongside the wonderful student journalism opportunities already in Miami’s metro.
It will surely strengthen FC Miami City’s reputation as a national center for excellence in sports communication.
The primary areas of the partnership between The FC Miami City and Miami Media School are:
- Advanced video technologies: Students will take a leading role in operating new video technologies to cover FC Miami City’s Home game at Tropical Park Stadium, creation and production using multi-camera angles of each game,
- Creative content: Students will be engaged in the creation of fan-focused content across multiple platforms, including Web writing, online audio and video, documentary filmmaking and media relations,
- Social media services: The two entities will combine to expand and improve upon the social media offerings of FC Miami City, allowing students to become involved with the professional use of outlets such as Facebook, Instagram, Periscope, Twitter and YouTube.
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About the FC Miami City
- Based in Miami, FL, Home-field is Tropical Park Soccer Stadium
- 3rd place (southeast division) in 2016, PDL Runner-up in 2015
- 3 players signed a professional contract after the 2016 season (Thailand, Malta, and U.S.)
- 5 players signed a professional contract after the 2015 season (3 in Europe, 2 in the U.S.)
- Exclusive soccer club for Miami Area into the proven developmental leader: the USL Premier Development League (commonly known as the PDL)
- 70% of all MLS draftees have a PDL experience
- Affiliated with the Paris Saint-Germain through their Academy, FC Miami City / PSG Florida provides the best soccer training and method in the Miami Metro
- Exclusive and official partnership with the French ‘Ligue 1’ in the U.S.
- On and off the field, the club promotes values such as: dedication, competition and leadership to reach excellency and improve the player’s talent.
About the PDL
The proven developmental leader in North American soccer’s evolving tiered structure, the 2016 PDL season featured 67 teams within four conferences throughout the United States and Canada. Eleven of the PDL’s current members are owned and operated by a Major League Soccer or United Soccer League club. The PDL has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world, with 70 percent of all MLS draftees having PDL experience. The PDL provides elite collegiate players the opportunity to taste a higher level of competition while maintaining their eligibility. In addition to league play, PDL teams compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as various exhibitions.