Alumni News

Ellen O’Connor, B.S. Advertising 1987, was named one of Orlando Magazine’s “Women of the Year” for 2021. She was one of 23 individuals honored for their commitment to Orlando and for making a difference in the lives of people each day. O’Connor is the Executive Director of Dave’s House in…

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Posted: May 13, 2021

Benjamin Johnson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, CJC doctoral students Susanna Lee and Ben Vollmer and Cen April Yue, Ph.D. 2020, are the authors of “Impartial Endorsements: Influencer and Celebrity Declarations of Non-Sponsorship and Honesty” published in Computers in Human Behavior on May 6. The authors studied…

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Posted: May 12, 2021

Erica Loewe, B.S. Public Relations 2011, has joined President Biden’s all-female communications team as the new director of African American Media for the White House. Loewe previously served as Deputy Communications Director to House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn and House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters. During her time…

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Posted: May 7, 2021

Matt Duffy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications online master’s student, is profiled in “Zillennial Advocate Sparks Facebook Boom Promoting His 1990s Microgeneration” published in Florida Today on May 4. Created by Duffy, “Born Zillenial” is designed to attract those who are too young to feel millennial and…

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Posted: May 5, 2021

Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication Journalism professor, is the co-author of “Costs, Evidence, Context and Values: Journalists’ and Policy Experts’ Recommendations for U.S. Health Policy Coverage” published in Health Communication on May 3. Walsh-Childers and Journalism Adjunct Instructor Jennifer Braddock, Ph.D. 2013, examined how the…

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Posted: May 4, 2021

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer and coordinator of the online master’s program with a specialization in social media, is quoted in “Indian Government Takes on Twitter in Battle of Power” published on tickernews.co on April 27. The article focuses on the Indian government’s…

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Posted: April 30, 2021

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer and coordinator of the online master’s program with a specialization in social media, is quoted in “Why Facebook’s Oversight Board Appeals Won’t Help” published on lifewire.com on April 16.   The article focuses on a new Facebook feature…

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Posted: April 28, 2021

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumni were honored as part of the UF Alumni Association 2021 “40 Gators Under 40” awards. The awards honor young alumni whose achievements positively reflect UF. The 2021 CJC alumni honorees include Allison Aubuchon, B.S. Public Relations 2005, Emily Cantwell, B.S.…

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Posted: April 27, 2021

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Environmental Journalist-in-Residence, is the author of The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans to be published in July 2021. In the book, Barnett blends cultural history and science to trace the popularity of seashells and…

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Posted: April 22, 2021

Heather Slavkin Corzo, B.S. Journalism 2001, is the new policy director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In this position, she will lead a team of policy experts who will advise SEC Chair Gary Gensler on rulemakings. Before joining the SEC, Corzo was the director of capital markets…

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Posted: April 22, 2021

The University of Florida today announced that Harrison Hove, College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Journalism lecturer, has been named the 2020-21 Teacher of the Year. Hove is the second UFCJC faculty member in a row to win the prestigious award, and sixth in 15 years

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Posted: April 22, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists, alumni and WUFT News staff were honored in the Region 3 2021 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence (MOE) Awards competition. The awards recognize the best collegiate journalism in Region 3 which comprises Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina,…

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Posted: April 19, 2021