About Us

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The Reporter  is the student newspaper at Miami Dade College.

It was launched on Oct. 4, 2010, features 16 pages printing on a biweekly schedule, has a circulation of 10,250 per print cycle, and is augmented by a website with video and audio content.

The Reporter is distributed at all eight MDC campuses and has newsrooms at the North, Wolfson, and Kendall Campuses.

The paper is a product of the three now-defunct student newspapers at MDC.

The Falcon Times was Miami Dade College’s first student newspaper; it served the students at the North Campus and was launched in 1961. It was followed by the Catalyst in 1966, based at the Kendall Campus. The Downtowner, which served the Wolfson Campus, originated in 1970; It was renamed the Metropolis in 1984.

Prominent alumni of the student newspapers include Pulitzer Prize-winner and author, Liz Balmaseda, Emmy Award-winning CBS4 News anchorman, Eliott Rodriguez, and Miami Herald metro editor, Jay Ducassi.

Through the years, Miami Dade College’s student newspapers have won 21 National Pacemaker Awards and received hundreds of honors from the Florida Community College Press Association.

Its alumni have garnered Pulitzer Prizes and worked at some of the most prestigious newspapers in the United States, among them: USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Seattle Times, the Miami Herald and the Chicago Tribune.

All content is produced by MDC students. The Reporter is a public forum of expression.