Alumni News

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

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumni have been nominated for News and Documentary Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Winners of the 38th annual competition will be announced on Oct. 5 in New York City. The nominees include: Best Documentary: Michael Beach…

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Posted: July 30, 2017

Kim Ford, B.S. Public Relations 2000, was named senior vice president/head of Government Affairs, for First Data in Washington, D.C.  In her new position, Ford will lead the development and strategy of the company’s political advocacy and policy development. Ford joined First Data in 2004 and has served in several…

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Posted: July 30, 2017

Kaye D. Sweetser, MAMC 2002, Ph.D 2004, was elected to the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) 2017 College of Fellows. Sweetser was one of only 11 elected for membership in the prestigious honorary organization. It is comprised of 350 senior practitioners and educators who have made significant contributions to…

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Posted: July 27, 2017

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was featured in “How Dangerous is President Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Rhetoric” published on HuffingtonPost.com on July 22. Selepak comments on the rise of non-traditional online “news sources” and…

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Posted: July 24, 2017

Rich Preuss, B.S. Telecommunication 1996, is the co-executive producer for an online program nominated for a 2017 primetime Emmy Award from the Television Academy. ”The Oscars: All Access” was nominated in the Original Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within an Unscripted Program category. The winners will be announced on Sept.…

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Posted: July 24, 2017

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online  Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was featured in “Why Franchises That Don’t Feature Capes or Tights Are Washing Out at the Box Office” published on CNBC.com on July 15. In the article, Selepak…

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Posted: July 17, 2017