Mira Lowe is a veteran news executive and an expert in news management and strategy, news production, journalism education and journalism ethics. She is Director of the Innovation News Center (INC), a public media newsroom serving 19 North Central Florida counties where student journalists produce content for multiple media platform for radio, TV and online. (The College of Journalism and Communications is home to the local PBS, NPR and ESPN affiliates.) Prior to joining UF, Mira was a senior editor at CNN Digital in Atlanta where she managed the planning, execution and programming of various special projects across a global portfolio. Mira was the first female editor-in-chief of JET magazine and served as assistant managing editor for EBONY magazine. Her print experience extends to newspapers, including Newsday, where she worked as an editor and recruiter.
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Media - Broadcast
Media - Online
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Areas of Expertise (8)
News Managment and Strategy
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Informed & Engaged Ep. 21: Journalism and cultural literacy: addressing racial blind spots in news
Knight Foundation online
Following the Atlanta shootings, the mainstream media needed deep guidance from experts like the Asian American Journalists Association on covering the Asian and Asian American community in precise, fair and accurate ways. Many feel that this reflected a general pattern of the mainstream media’s lack of capacity when dealing with communities of color. On Episode 21 of “Informed and Engaged,” Knight Foundation’s Paul Cheung will speak with Julia B. Chan, Managing Editor of Digital at KQED News; Kristen Hare, Editor of Locally at Poynter; and Mira Lowe, Assistant Dean & Director of the Innovation News Center at the University of Florida on how the media can prepare to effectively cover hate crimes and violence against people of color.
WUFT News Receives Report for America Reporter Position to Cover Racial Inequity in East Gainesville
University of Florida College News online
“We are thrilled to be a RFA host newsroom in 2021. Having a corps member join our team will enable us to go deeper with our local coverage by examining the immediate and long-term ramifications of inequities on our city and state,” said Assistant Dean for Student Experiences and Innovation News Center Director Mira Lowe.
Telemundo stations launch "Telemundo University" to empower the next generation of bilingual local broadcast journalists
Florida Trend online
“We are thrilled to have piloted the Telemundo Station Group’s training program at our College of Journalism and Communications. The UF-Telemundo Stations partnership is an exemplar of collaboration between academy and industry,” said Mira Lowe, Director of the College’s Innovation News Center. “New opportunities like this give our students a competitive edge in the marketplace while building pipelines to newsrooms.”
CNN Veteran Mira Lowe to Lead Innovation News Center
University of Florida College News online
“I am honored and thrilled to join the College of Journalism and Communications,” Lowe said. “The chance to take on this role at such an extraordinary training ground and innovation hub for the industry promises to be an exciting next chapter in my professional and personal journey.”
News Literacy, Bias, and “Hamilton”Nieman Lab
2017 “Building news literacy and trust in the media is critical to helping the public discern what to believe, share and act on.” In 2017, all roads will still lead back to “Hamilton.” The influence of the hit Broadway production has gone far beyond the stage, impacting not only how we tell stories but bringing into focus whose stories we tell and why those stories matter.
The year of student-powered journalismNieman Lab
2020 “Stepping into the void left by constant layoffs, newsroom closures, and media consolidation, college students will provide news and information of great import and interest on an unprecedented scale.” In 2020, the boots — or high-top sneakers — on the ground will be increasingly owned by student journalists covering social and political issues affecting communities and states.
The year of the local watchdogNieman Lab
2018 “What will be exciting to see in 2018 is how watchdog projects will be done. How will journalists tell and present their stories in novel ways? How will they engage the community around their findings? What would make their results most powerful, more accessible?” In this heightened time of disinformation, fake news and press attacks, accountability reporting has never been more important. It is a critical public service that informs and illuminates citizens so that they can make educated decisions and lead productive lives. The ripple effect: healthier communities, better services, and a stronger democracy.
- First Amendment Foundation : Board Trustee, 2020 - Present
- Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) : 2019 - Present
- Aim High Media : Principal, 2009 - Present
- CNN : Senior Editor, 2012 - 2017