Alumni News

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 “Suffering from a ‘Netflix Hangover?’ Here’s How to Cope with the Post-Binge Blues” published on nbcnews.com on Aug. 5. The story offers tips on how…

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Posted: August 12, 2019

Diane McFarlin, dean of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), is quoted in “With Layoffs and Fewer Readers, What’s the Future of Our Hometown Newspaper?” published in Sarasota (Fla.) Magazine on Aug. 5. McFarlin, former longtime publisher of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, comments on how the newspaper…

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Posted: August 8, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists, alumni and staff from WUFT-TV/FM and Noticias WUFT were honored in the 25th annual Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Sunshine State Awards competition. A total of 18 awards were received in both professional and student divisions for work on radio,…

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Posted: July 22, 2019

Rob Hiaasen, B.S. Telecommunication 1981 and Hall of Fame 2018, was honored posthumously with the Richard M. Clurman Award at the annual Livingston Awards luncheon in New York for encouraging and nurturing young journalists. Hiaasen, the former assistant editor and columnist for the Capitol Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, was…

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Posted: June 19, 2019

WUFT-FM is the recipient of a 2019 National Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) in the Small Market Radio Sports Reporting category for “Overcoming Adversity Through Archery.” The story, by Meredith Sheldon, B.S. Telecommunication 2019, features a veteran who took up archery after losing…

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Posted: June 18, 2019

Mike Weigold, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) associate dean for undergraduate affairs and enrollment management, will step down from his position during the fall semester, once a new associate dean is named. He will continue to oversee the CJC Online undergraduate program as well as assessment…

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Posted: June 18, 2019

WUFT-FM student journalists received first and second place awards at the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) 2019 Awards ceremony on June 15 in Washington, D.C. The public radio station, an affiliate of NPR, is located at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. The PRNDI awards are…

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Posted: June 17, 2019

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

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 “Why Your Real Life is Your Best Life on Instagram” published on REWIRE on May 23. The article focuses on social media and how it…

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Posted: May 28, 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