Alumni News

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UF CJC) alumnus Matt Hodge, B.S. Advertising 1994, is the new UF Foundation associate vice president of Alumni Relations and executive director of the UF Alumni Association. In his new role, Hodge will guide programs that connect the University’s more than 425,000…

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Posted: June 19, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) alumnus Tom Burton, B.S. Journalism 1982, has been named the 2018-19 Knight Fellow in Visual Communication and Management at the Ohio University’s (OU) School of Visual Communication. Burton is currently the editor of the National Press Photographers Association’s (NPPA) magazine and…

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Posted: June 12, 2018

Lori Kifer Johnson, MAMC Online Global Strategic Communications 2015, and her team at Edelman won the Best in a Crisis award and honorable mention in the Community Relations category at the 19th annual PRWEEK Awards Competition. The 2018 award recognized Edelman and One Orlando Alliance for the “Creating a Voice…

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Posted: May 24, 2018

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program in social media, was quoted in “These Are the Absolute Worst Times You Could Check Your Phone” published in the Huffington Post on May 22. The article suggests 11 examples from experts and busy…

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Posted: May 24, 2018

Mickey Nall, M.A.M.C 1982 and 2009 Alumnus of Distinction, will return to the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications this fall as a full-time professional-in-residence in the Public Relations Department. He was a visiting professional during the 2016-17 school year and a former chair of the College’s Public…

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Posted: May 23, 2018

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program in social media, was quoted in “How Do You Teach a Bad Man’s Good Art?,” published in Dame Magazine on May 18. The article focuses on how the #MeToo movement has left professors struggling…

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Posted: May 22, 2018

Mindy Marques, B.S. Journalism 1986, was one of four of the nation’s top journalists, academics and newsroom innovators inducted into the 2018 National Association of Hispanic Journalist’s (NAHJ) Hall of Fame. Marques is executive editor and senior VP/News of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald. Marques began her career…

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Posted: May 18, 2018

David Lawrence, B.S. Journalism 1963, is the recipient of the prestigious 2018 Florida Blue Sapphire Award for his efforts to improve the lives of children in Florida. Lawrence was one of only four finalists in the Individual category. Lawrence, former publisher of the Miami Herald and the Detroit Free Press,…

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Posted: May 14, 2018

Johnathan Newman, B.S. Telecommunication 2018, was selected as one of only four University of Florida students to receive a 2018 Spring Outstanding Student Leader Award from the UF Alumni Association (UFAA). Each semester, UFAA recognizes graduating Gators who exemplify leadership by inspiring peers and leaving a positive legacy while demonstrating…

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Posted: May 14, 2018

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program in social media, was quoted in “How Brands Can Repair a Battered Online Reputation,” published on CMSWiRE on May 3. The article focuses on the need for companies to have a crisis plan in…

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Posted: May 4, 2018

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program in social media, was quoted in “Five Clever Ways Restaurants Can Use Instagram Stories,” published on NCISilver.com on April 25. The article focuses on Instagram Stories — the feature on the image-driven social media…

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Posted: May 3, 2018

We begin with baseball. With an impressionable 12-year-old boy at Tampa’s Al Lopez Field to watch a Cincinnati Reds spring training game circa 1972. The hits and catches and strikes and outs are unimportant to him. His eyes are on the bleachers. There, nailed into the flat metal rows, was…

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Posted: April 26, 2018