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Max Maldonado received his bachelor's degree in multimedia journalism from Florida Atlantic University in May of 2020. In undergrad, he also spent time reporting for his university's radio station, South Florida Journal, first as a reporter and then as their senior producer. He was also part of a small team that helped to create an original podcast for FAU's College of Arts and Letters. Today, he is attending the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and is studying documentary filmmaking. Max's interest lies in environmental reporting, however, he is willing to take on any assignment that is given to him. 

A lover of all things photography, Max has shot the gambit from protests, fashion, events, features, and sports. His photos have been published in the Sun-Sentinel and featured in galleries across South Florida. 

“I’ve been struck by Max Maldonado’s character and dedication.  In Broadcast Journalism, Max has excelled in teasing out interesting angles, cultivating credible sources, asking smart questions, and producing stories that are both intelligent and engaging.  His first assignment was a radio piece looking at emergency services available for local sports events such as high school football games. Max rose to the challenge of gathering official interviews, though local school officials can be difficult to reach.  He also found a creative way to open the story, drawing a comparison between college football and high school football.  And he put a great deal of care into refining the audio in his interview bites.”

—  Kevin M. Petrich, Ph.D.

Senior Instructor of Communication Studies, Florida Atlantic University