DANIELA S. MOLINA
Welcome to My Journalist Portfolio
When I was 18, I got my first story published in my high school paper. Granted, back then, it must not have been my best writing, but one thing I learned from that experience was that I had some hidden purpose.
I had that story edited four times before it came anywhere near publishing material, but I didn't give up. Much like my strive to get published, I inked my skin with words that speak solely to my brand "Querer es Poder" — a Spanish quote shared by my mother that has kept me going through my journalism career.
Now, years later still in the field, I once saw my name printed in The Record, my high school newspaper in Miami. I have published more than 80 articles since college. I have interned at NBCUniversal and continue to work as a content specialist for The Media School at Indiana University.
My constant dedication to storytelling has allowed me to cover many news stories and uncover investigations. I'm well-versed in communicating with people from all walks of life and have developed and managed departments as a librarian.
I hope that with my interest in news and research will allow me to complete my long-term goal as an investigative reporter.
If I haven't told the stories of my community, then what purpose does my job as a journalist have.
Here are some examples of stories I have done through my time as a reporter. Although these works are published through different social mediums, I hope you find my story-telling impactful and sincere.
A North Campus director who worked at Miami Dade College for more than 30 years retired two weeks after she was threatened with termination of employment, according to a memorandum in her personnel file.
Maria Tere Collada, whose last position at the College was as director of the New Student Center at North Campus, is accused of having several employees complete work toward her master’s degree program and falsifying several of her employees’ timesheets.
The father of two Parkland school shooting survivors was fatally shot at his own North Lauderdale convenience store during a robbery, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.
Ayub Ali, a father of four, died Tuesday. Just five months prior, his son and daughter survived the mass shooting that killed 17 and injured 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
To close their long investigative reporting journey, Lanosga and Johnston are reuniting their shared passion for journalism as they begin working together on the upcoming launch of the Michael I. Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism in fall 2019. Johnston was hired as a Media School visiting professor of practice this year, joining Lanosga, an associate professor who has taught at The Media School since 2012.
"Querer es Poder" | "Want is Power"