Alumni News

Rich Preuss, B.S. Telecommunication 1996, received a 2017  Creative Arts Emmy Award from the Television Academy in the Original Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within an Unscripted Program category. Preuss was co-executive producer for the online program: ”The Oscars: All Access.” During the national broadcast, Preuss spent time backstage with…

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Posted: September 18, 2017

Stephanie Tinoco, B.S. Telecommunication 2015, recently joined the WSOC-TV Channel 9 Eyewitness News team as a reporter. WSOC-TV is the ABC-television network affiliate in Charlotte, N.C. Prior to her new position, Tinoco served as a reporter and fill-in anchor for FOX affiliate WFTX in Fort Myers, Fla. While at WFTX,…

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Posted: September 18, 2017

Announcing the Education Week Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship Annual award of up to $10,000 a year to support enterprise or investigative reporting on pre-K-12 education BETHESDA, MD. – August 3, 2017 – Editorial Projects in Education, Inc. (EPE) is pleased to announce the inaugural Education Week Gregory M. Chronister…

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Posted: September 6, 2017

Tom Kelleher, professor and chair of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Department, was quoted in “CEOs Parted from Trump – as Local Business Leaders Stay Silent. Why?” published in The Palm Beach Post on Aug. 30. Kelleher comments on Palm Beach County businesses’ silence on…

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Posted: September 1, 2017

Rick Schneider, B.S. Telecommunication 1984 and 2013 Alumni of Distinction, executive vice president and chief operating officer of WETA, was elected chair of the Affinity Group Coalition (AGC). AGC is a forum for addressing system-wide issues of interest to public television stations. It is comprised of representatives from the Independent…

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Posted: September 1, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovation News Center has launched a new weekly podcast exploring issues facing the local television news industry. Broadcast Bits: A Time of Change in TV News is hosted by CJC News Manager Harrison Hove. Each podcast will include multiple perspectives and guests…

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Posted: August 23, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Professor Mary Ann Ferguson and alumna Hyejoon Rim, Ph.D. 2013, authored “Proactive Versus Reactive CSR in a Crisis: An Impression Management Perspective,” accepted for publication by the Journal of Business Communication. Rim, the first author on the article, is currently…

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Posted: August 23, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumna Shelby Webb, B.S. Journalism 2013, current education reporter for the Houston Chronicle and former Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune writer, won first place in the Beat Reporting category and second place in the Data Reporting category from the  Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Sunshine…

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Posted: August 22, 2017

The idea of being a sportscaster always appealed to Rick Stern. He knew it might be a long shot, but was willing to give it a try. He became a Telecommunication major, took the required classes and even sought advice and direction from his instructor and trusted advisor, Dr. Sid…

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Posted: August 14, 2017

Within the confines of the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile hotel, academics, scholars, teachers and industry professionals will convene at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC ) annual conference to discuss and shape the future of journalism and communication education. Dr. Jennifer Greer, Ph.D. 1996, associate provost…

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Posted: August 11, 2017

Billy Jean-Louis, B.S. Journalism 2014, a health and education reporter at The Baxter Bulletin (Mountain Home, Ark.), received a first-, second- and third-place award from the Arkansas Associated Press Media Editors. Jean-Louis won first place in the education reporting category for “Teaching Money Management: You have to be responsible,” an…

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Posted: August 3, 2017

  Gary Green, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovation News Center deputy news editor and digital director, authored  “The new Norm: A case study of the Orlando Sentinel’s adaptation of new media technologies during high-profile trial coverage.” The article was published in Journalism Practice, Volume 11 –…

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Posted: August 2, 2017