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The Observer
is the collegewide bi-monthly student newspaper of Broward College. The Observer offers student editors and reporters the opportunity to learn about writing, editing, photography, graphic design, and desktop publishing. Any student, no matter what major, enrolled at the college, can work for the paper. A limited number of institutional scholarships are available to student editors. In addition, the Observer is widely recognized for its excellence and has won numerous state and individual awards. Visit our website at https://thebrowardcollegeobserver.com

All Observer staff can be reached at theobserverbc@gmail.com​​


 Editors


Editor-in-Chief
Michelle Castano

Copy Editor​
Stephanie Sylvester
 
Layout Editor​
Nathalie Velez

Sports Editor​
Vacant

Photo Editor
Daniela Jaramilo

Social Media Editor
Ray Alce

 Staff

Bureau Chiefs

North​
Michael Gennaro

Central
Elliot Tritto

South​ 
Jacqueline Michaud

 Alumni

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 Martin Bater
"The Observer allowed me to explore my creativity as a writer, and it gave me the confidence that I needed to realize that someday I could be a top-tier sportswriter."

After graduation, he was a producer for Deportes CNN where he covered the 2010 World Cup, Euro 2012 and the 2012 Olympic games from the headquarters in Atlanta. He was also a production assistant for ESPN, worked for ESPN Deportes.com, covering the NBA, and also covered the NBA for the Bleacher Report.

He currently works as the manager of publicity and talent for Telemundo. 


Josseline Carbonare
"Writing for the Observer at Broward College allowed me to practice my reporting skills and gain experience that has been invaluable to my career today. I was able to enter a great communications program with my experience at the Observer and apply my learned skills at Penn State University's prestigious student newspaper. Today I am able to show my newspaper clips to employers and demonstrate my writing capabilities which has become very useful throughout my job search." 

Josseline Carbonare graduated from Broward College in 2008 and transferred to Pennsylvania State University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Humanities in Communication in 2011 and was on the Dean’s List.

After she graduated, she took an internship for New York Fashion Week and freelanced for York Daily Record Newspaper in Central PA. Josseline then moved to New York to pursue a career at Conde Nast Publications where she now works for W Magazine including its digital brand.​​

 
Igor Mello
"The Observer helped me prepare for the fast paced world of journalism. Without it, I would be steps behind compared to other reporters." 

Igor Mello graduated from Broward College in 2009 and is a second year student at Florida International University majoring in Liberal Studies. He is the Sports Director of The Beacon newspaper and manages a staff of 30 writers and photographers.

In the past he has traveled around the nation with the FIU Golden Panthers football team as the football beat writer. 

Mello works at CBS Interactive covering Fantasy Sports and also sometimes covers high school football for the Miami Herald.


Buzz Lamb
"As a reporter, I get to go places I normally wouldn’t go and to meet people I normally wouldn’t meet.  None of this would have happened if it weren’t for the education and training I received at Broward College," Lamb said. "I’ve re-invented myself, thanks to BC."

Lamb successfully ran a marina in upstate New York for 31 years which he sold in 2005 and retired. Not satisfied with just sitting around he decided he want to become a newspaper reporter. After searching the Web, he found what he felt was the perfect course for him, Broward College’s JOU 1100 "Basic News Reporting" taught by Mrs. Jennifer Shapiro-Sacks.

Lamb enrolled, took the class and soon became a staff writer for The Observer. During his time as a staff writer he submitted more than 175 stories involving all three campuses and the Board of Trustees meetings. Today he is employed as Senior Correspondent at the Lake George Mirror in Lake George, N.Y. and has written over 425 stories for that newspaper, including a special interview with TODAY Show anchor, Ann Curry.​

 
Belal Jaber
"The Observer helped me craft my writing skills and get me familiar with working on a deadline. It also let me make contacts with others who worked on staff and overall just help me gain some much needed experience."

Belal graduated from Broward College (then called Broward Community College) in 2007.He is a news producer for NBC 6 who began with company in November 2006 as a member of the production department. He has produced every newscast at the station on every shift. He has also produced and edited in sports and field produced in Dallas for the 2011 NBA Finals. ​​



 

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