Alumni News

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications  alumna Alexa Padron, B.S. Advertising 2020, and Advertising senior Nicole Lopez are the recipients of a 2020 D&AD New Blood Award for their entry “Speak Your Truth” in The LEGO Group Category. The LEGO Group charged students with creating powerful campaigns that…

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Posted: July 28, 2020

Churchill Roberts, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication professor and Allyson Beutke DeVito, B.S. Telecommunication 1998 and  M.A.M.C. 2000, were quoted in “’A Skeleton in Florida’s Closet:’ The Johns Committee History at UF” published in The Independent Florida Alligator on July 12. The article focuses on the…

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Posted: July 16, 2020

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, was quoted in “Trump’s Twitch Channel Suspended, and Reddit Bans Pro-Trump Online Group” published in USA Today on June 29. The article focuses on the…

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Posted: June 30, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Professor Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, Paul Mena, Ph.D. 2019 and Danielle Barbe are the co-authors of Misinformation on Instagram: The Impact of Trusted Endorsement on Message Credibility” published in Social Media + Society on June 24. In the article, the authors explore how…

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Posted: June 25, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral students Greenberry Taylor and Yewande O. Addie are the co-authors of “’Miracle’ or ‘Medicine’: A Turning-Point Analysis of Patients’ and Physicians’ Shifting Views on Acupuncture” published in Medical Acupuncture on June 2. The work was conducted under the mentorship of UFCJC…

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Posted: June 24, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, comments in “UF Reverses Admission Decision After Racist Post Resurfaces” broadcast on WCJB-TV20, that ABC television affiliate in Gainesville, Florida on June 9. The story focuses on a prospective…

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Posted: June 10, 2020

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists were recognized in the 2020 National Hearst Journalism Awards Competition. Mackenzie Behm, B.S. Journalism 2020, placed second in Multimedia, Telecommunication junior Sofia Mingote placed second in Radio Broadcast News, and Valerie Lyons, B.S. Telecommunication 2020, placed fifth in the…

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Posted: June 8, 2020

Rita Men, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations associate professor, is the lead author of “’Vision, Passion, and Care:’ The Impact of Charismatic Executive Leadership Communication on Employee Trust and Support for Organizational Change” published in Public Relations Review on June 1. Men, Cen April Yue,…

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Posted: June 7, 2020

Seraine Page, B.S. Journalism 2010, is the author of Freelance Writing 101: Everything You Need to Launch Your Writing Career. The eBook launched May 22 on amazon.com and within a week reached the top position as a new release in eight categories. The eBook draws from Page’s more than 10…

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Posted: June 4, 2020

A University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student film and two news reports were honored in the National Academy of Arts and Sciences (NATAS) 2020 Suncoast Chapter Student Production Awards competition. The winners include: Short-Form Fiction Film: “The Lead” by Madalin Stenzel, B.S. Telecommunication 2019, and Parker Bohner,…

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Posted: June 4, 2020

Matt Abramson, WUFT Media Services director and a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications master’s student, is the recipient of two awards from the international 2020 Telly Award competition. Abramson was honored in the Student Social Video category. He received a silver award for “The Send-Off” and a…

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Posted: June 4, 2020

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) today announced that Angela Bradbery, Director of Communications for Public Citizen, has been named the new Frank Karel Endowed Chair in Public Interest Communications. She will be a faculty member in the College’s Department of Public Relations. Bradbery, a 1986…

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Posted: June 4, 2020