Alumni News

Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students have been selected to participate in the prestigious Television Academy Foundation’s 2019 Internship Program. Public Relations junior Tori Chin will be in the Cartoon Network publicity department in Burbank, California, and Jaylene Murillo, B.S. Telecommunication 2019, will pursue an editing…

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Posted: June 13, 2019

Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) student journalists have received top honors in the 2018-19  Hearst Journalism Awards National Championships. Telecommunication senior Dolores Hinckley and Telecommunication junior David Jones received first place in the Radio Broadcast News and Television Broadcast News Championships, respectively. Each will receive…

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Posted: June 6, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists, alumni and staff from WUFT-FM and Noticias WUFT are among the 19 finalists in the professional and student divisions in the 25th annual Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Sunshine State Awards competition. Finalists in the professional division include: First Amendment…

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Posted: June 4, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications placed first in the Intercollegiate Broadcast Radio and Television category, fifth in the Intercollegiate Multimedia category and fourth overall in the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Intercollegiate competition. The Intercollegiate ranking is determined by the number of points earned by individual students…

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Posted: May 22, 2019

Richard Shumate, Ph.D. 2018, has received the American Journalism Historians Association 2019 Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize. Shumate is currently an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University School of Journalism and Broadcasting. The Blanchard Prize is awarded to the best doctoral dissertation dealing with mass communication history. Shumate was recognized…

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Posted: May 22, 2019

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted in “’Game of Thrones’ Fans Are Angry About the Final Season – and the Franchise Could Suffer for It” featured on MSNBC on May 19. The…

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Posted: May 21, 2019

Seven University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists were recognized in the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Competition. Four will now go on to compete in the National Championship in San Francisco from June 1-6. Telecommunication graduate Grace King, Telecommunication senior David Jones and Journalism graduate Meredith Sheldon…

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Posted: May 8, 2019

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students received top honors in the National 2018 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Awards competition. The awards recognize the best in student journalism. National SPJ Mark of Excellence winners include: Best Use of Multimedia: Mackenzie Behm, Journalism senior,…

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Posted: May 8, 2019

Scott Sanders, B.S. Advertising 1979 and 2006 Hall of Fame, and Flody Suarez, B.S. Journalism 1983, received a total of 14 Tony Award nominations in the 2019 competition. Sanders received 11 nominations for his new musical “Tootsie,” including Best Musical. Suarez received three nominations for “The Cher Show” including Best…

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Posted: April 30, 2019

Yulia Strekalova, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications research assistant professor and director of Grants Development, has received a 2019-2020 UF Creative Campus Catalyst Grant. For the Creative Campus project, “Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Online Education and Reflection on Sensitive Topics,” Strekalova will collaborate with the…

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Posted: April 29, 2019

Five University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumni are part of the South Florida Sun Sentinel team whose series of stories and editorials on the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings in Parkland, Florida, won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Brittany Wallman, B.S.…

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Posted: April 26, 2019

Art Levy, B.S. Journalism 1984, is the author of “Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators and Other Icons in the Sunshine State” published by University of Florida Press on April 23. The book is a compilation of 90 “Florida Icon” interviews Levy produced for Florida Trend magazine between 2007…

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Posted: April 25, 2019