Moses Shumow is an assistant professor of digital media, journalism and broadcasting in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University. His research focuses on the production and consumption of immigrant media, particularly among Latin American communities in South Florida, and explores issues of globalization, culture, geography, and transnational migration and his work has been published in multiple peer-reviewed publications including International Journal of Communication, Journalism: Theory, Practice & Critique, Media Culture and Society, Taiwan Journal of Democracy, and Journalism and Mass Communication Educator.
Dr. Shumow teaches courses in digital media, multimedia storytelling, and global news literacy, with an emphasis on engaged media practices that push students to become more critical consumers and producers of media. This work has included an interactive multimedia project with students at the University of Miami, exploring the lives of young Cubans in Miami and Havana. More recently, he has embarked on a digital literacy initiative working with students from his university and high school students from Miami Northwestern in Liberty City, Miami.
Prior to earning his Ph.D. at the University of Miami, Dr. Shumow worked for nearly a decade in documentary production and was a member of production teams for nationally broadcast programs on PBS, Discovery Networks, History Channel and National Geographic, among others. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish from New Mexico State University, and a Master of Arts in Journalism from Emerson College in Boston.