Journalism Professor and Knight Chair Mindy McAdams will be spending two weeks this summer at WCPO-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a Scripps Howard Foundation/Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Visiting Professor in Social Media.
McAdams has been a professor in the College since 1999, teaching courses about the Internet and journalism. She has trained hundreds of journalists in digital skills and strategy in 17 countries. Her book Flash Journalism: How to Create Multimedia News Packages was published by Elsevier/Focal Press in 2005. She worked at The Washington Post and Time magazine 1988-1995. As the recipient of two Fulbright Scholar grants, she taught in Indonesia and Malaysia.
The Scripps Howard Foundation has funded the opportunity for six journalism/communication faculty to spend two weeks learning first-hand how media outlets are using social media across multiple platforms. These visiting professors “work” at the outlets, learning how professionals there communicate in a digital media world.
The second phase of the program provides funds for a professional from the media outlet to visit that professor’s campus for a three- to five-day visit during the fall or spring semester.
Washington Post news media blogger Erik Wemple quotes Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication Clay Calvert regarding the the lawsuit filed by University of Virginia Associate Dean Nicole Eramo against Rolling Stone in the May 12 story, “Lawsuit against Rolling Stone claims ‘doctored’ photograph cast dean as ‘villain.’”
Below is a list of conference papers by University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and students that were accepted and will be presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) Conference May 21-25 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Other conference roles are also noted.)
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Lauren Bayliss, Ph.D. Student
Amal Bakry, Ph.D. Student
Ginger Blackstone, Ph.D. Student
MoonHoon Choi, MAMC graduate, December 2014
Naa Amponsah Dodoo, Ph.D. Student
Lauren Darm, Ph.D. Student
Dr. Linda Hon, Professor, Department of Public Relations and Director of the Public Relations and Social Advocacy Project – Center for Media Innovation and Research
Dr. Janice Krieger, Associate Professor, Department of Advertising and Director of STEM Translational Communication Program
Dr. Sriram Kalyanaraman, Professor, Department of Journalism and UF Online Learning Institute
Dr. Spiro Kiousis, Executive Associate Dean, Director of Distance Education and Professor, Department of Public Relations
Dr. Yu-Hao Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Telecommunication
Dr. Moon Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Public Relations
Dr. Juan-Carlos Molleda, Professor and Chair, Department of Public Relations and
Director, MAMC Global Strategic Communication
Jordan Neil, Ph.D. Student
Anthony Palomba, Ph.D. Student
Tiffany Lynn Schweickart, Ph.D. Student
Ronen Shay, Ph.D. Student
Jungyun Won, Ph.D. Student
Dr. Wayne Wanta, Professor, Department of Journalism
Xiaochen Zhang, Master of Advertising Student
Left to right, Trisha Tucker, Nathan King, Valerie Yulee, Andrea Cepeda, Elliot Levy, and Public Relations Lecturer Deanna Pelfrey
Congratulations to the University of Florida’s Bateman team for its second place finish at the Public Relations Student Society of America’s 2015 Bateman Case Study competition in Chicago today. Loyola University New Orleans, took the top prize.
The team includes seniors Andrea Cepeda, Nathan King, Elliot Levy, Trisha Tucker and Valeria Yulee. Deanna Pelfrey and Craig Dezern, Vice President, Global Communications, Walt Disney Corporation, served as this year’s faculty and professional advisers, respectively.
UF’s Bateman teams have a long history of competing successfully in the case study competition. The College’s team last won the competition in 2014; UF teams also won in 1983, 1986, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001 and 2011.
PRSSA received 60 entries for this year’s competition. Of these submissions, 13 entries received honorable mention and three were chosen as finalists to present their campaigns today to the panel of judges in Chicago. The other finalist was the University of South Carolina.
The goals of this year’s Bateman Competition were to increase awareness among the American public and educate them about the serious consequences of poor quality housing, as well as inform and engage communities in steps they can take to help Home Matters take action now. Students will implement a campaign that aligns with the mission of the client’s national movement or work with a local Home Matters non-profit member.
First established as the National Case Study in 1973, and later renamed to honor the late Carroll J. Bateman, APR, the competition challenges teams of students to research, plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive public relations campaign for an actual client.
Time on April 30, 2015 published “15 Tips for High School Graduates” by Associate Professor and Interim Journalism Chair Ted Spiker.
Aaron Zeiler, 4PR, has been named as one of seven students nationwide to participate in the 2015 Frank Karel Fellowship in Public Interest Communications. Aaron will spend this summer working for the Washington, D.C.-based Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. He’ll join Mina Radman, JOU 2014 who serves as Communications Associate for the organization.
The Karel Fellowship program honors and advances the legacy of Frank Karel, who established, led and nurtured the field of strategic communications in philanthropy during his 30 years as chief communications officer for the Robert Wood Johnson and Rockefeller Foundations. Our Public Interest Communication program, under the watchful eye of Public Relations Professor Ann Christiano, has consistently placed students in the summer fellowship program.
The Karel Fellowship in Public Interest Communications is a unique, hands-on, experiential summer program that inspires undergraduate students by exposing them to professional experiences as social change communicators. This Fellowship is especially focused on translating personal passion for a more just world into communication skills that elicit social change. Fellows—either first-generation or minority college students—gain hands-on experience through working on social justice issues, under the guidance of a communications mentor at leading local, national and global nonprofits in the Greater Washington, DC area.
The Frank Karel Fellowship in Public Interest Communications is made possible by support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Spitfire Strategies, Burness, Brodeur Partners, the Viola Fund, and Betsy Karel. Now in its fourth year, the Karel Fellowship is administered out of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, a network of funders dedicated to promoting increased, effective, and responsible philanthropy in the Greater Washington region.
Left to right, Public Relations Lecturer Deanna Pelfrey, Nathan King, Trisha Tucker, Elliot Levy, Andrea Cepeda and Valerie Yulee
Congratulations to this year’s UF Bateman team for being named one of three national finalists in the 2015 Bateman Case Study Competition sponsored by the Public Relations Student Society of America!
Five CJC seniors competed in Fall 2014 to be selected as members of the 2014-2015 UF Bateman Team. This year’s competition is designed to raise awareness and spark local and national dialogue around the importance of affordable housing, in partnership with Home Matters®, The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and Edelman.
The UF Bateman team includes seniors Andrea Cepeda, Nathan King, Elliot Levy, Trisha Tucker and Valeria Yulee. Deanna Pelfrey and Craig Dezern, Vice President, Global Communications, Walt Disney Corporation, served as this year’s faculty and professional advisers, respectively.
After completing secondary and primary research, the team designed and implemented a public relations campaign throughout Gainesville and on the UF campus. The team completed its 100-page book for submission at the end of March. The “Imagine…a place called Home” campaign was developed in conjunction with two local Home Matters non-profit members: National Housing Development Corporation and Habitat for Humanity.
PRSSA Headquarters received 60 entries for this year’s competition. Of these submissions, 13 entries received honorable mention and three were chosen as finalists. The team will travel to Chicago for the finals on Friday, May 8. Finalists include UF, Loyola University New Orleans and the University of South Carolina.
Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication Clay Calvert is quoted in this April 25, 2015 story on WPIX-TV (PIX 11), the New York City flagship station for Tribune Broadcasting, “Man claims he was illegally detained for filming Jersey City police,” regarding the First Amendment right to film police officers performing their duties in public places.
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Congratulations to our winners from the 2015 awards banquet, held April 20, 2015. Chad Furst, who will graduate this spring with a public relations degree, received the Ruth and Rae O. Weimer Award. This award, named for the founding director and first dean of the College, is presented each year to the outstanding graduate of the College.
ALUMNI OF DISTINCTION
JOU 1989, MA 2003
Fabiola D. Santiago
Ann Marie Woods Smith
PUR 1982, MAMC 1985
Joe O. Zubizarreta
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Ruth and Rae O. Weimer Award
Dean’s Cup for Professional Promise
Kelly Price & Krystal Lambert
Dean’s Cup for Scholarship
Dean’s Cup for Service
Connor Hachey & Katie Brady
Outstanding Advertising Scholar
Chris Burg & Katie Duguid
Joseph R. Pisani Service Award
Robert Glafcke Award
Richard W. McGinnis Professional Promise Award
John Sutherland Great Ideas Award
Kristina Camara & Devin Lee
Outstanding Journalism Scholar
Journalism Service Award
John Paul Jones Jr. Award
Elmer Emig Award
Alex Harrisn & Kelly Price
H.G. “Buddy” Davis Award
Society of Professional Journalists Award
Ayana Stewart & Erica Hernandez
Outstanding Public Relations Scholar
Frank F. Rathbun PRSSA Award
Chad Furst & Ana Gomez
Charles Wellborn Service Award
Jack Detweiler Professional Promise in Public Relations Award
Elliot Levy, Jenna Perlman, James E. Parker & Paige Thies
Florida Public Relations Association Award
Chad Furst & Jennifer Leggett
Outstanding Telecommunication Scholar
Major Garland Powell Award
May Burton Award
F. Leslie Smith Management Award
MEDIA PROPERTIES AWARDS
Jon Quattlebaum Award
Rochelle Alleyne & Zak Dahlheimer
Ralph L. Lowenstein Broadcast News Award
Kenneth A. Christiansen Award
TV Production & Creative Services Frank Counts Award
“Red” Barber Award
Doris Bardon Award
Excellence in Digital Media Award
Excellence in Multimedia Meteorology Award
Excellence in Media Leadership
Andrew Arons & Julian Hernandez
GRADUATE AND RESEARCH AWARDS
Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher
Nicki Karimipour & Annelie Schmittel
Outstanding Master’s Student
Kendra Auguste & Gary Green
Outstanding Student Research Award
Annelie Schmittel & Yulia Strekalova
Outstanding Doctoral Mentor
Teacher of the Year
Kim Walsh Childers
Cynthia Morton Padovano
HuffPost: Entertainment on April 16, 2015 published “Indecency, Politics and the FCC: A New Round in the Culture Wars?” a column by Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication Clay Calvert regarding the FCC’s standards on indecency.