News of the Week

Frank Cerabino
Current Events / Politics

Course Description

This series will take a deeper look at a few of the major stories that have dominated the news. Utilizing television clips, online videos and various charts, we will analyze those subjects that drive the 24-hour news cycle. Attendees may suggest future discussions about news topics that interest them. This series is very fluid and interactive, with each week’s discussions directed by the flow of international, national, state and local news. Beware! Opinions of the presenter (political and otherwise) will be explicit! However, he has a tolerance and a respect for those who disagree with him; we expect that respect to be mutual.


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About the Instructor

  • Frank Cerabino grew up on Long Island, NY, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He spent five years in the Navy, reaching the rank of lieutenant and serving as a public affairs officer aboard an aircraft carrier. After leaving the Navy, he received a master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He worked at the City News Bureau of Chicago before leaving the wire service to take a job with the Miami Herald in 1984. For the next five years, Cerabino covered the police, government, legal and education beats for the Herald. He eventually became the newspaper’s federal court reporter in Miami. Cerabino joined the Palm Beach Post in 1989. He started writing columns for the newspaper during the William Kennedy Smith trial. In 1992, he became a full-time local news columnist and now writes four columns a week. He is an adjunct professor of journalism at FAU.