Alumni News

Art Levy, B.S. Journalism 1984, is the author of “Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators and Other Icons in the Sunshine State” published by University of Florida Press on April 23. The book is a compilation of 90 “Florida Icon” interviews Levy produced for Florida Trend magazine between 2007…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) today announced that Advertising Department Professor and Chair Tom Kelleher has been named Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research. He succeeds Advertising Professor Debbie Treise who will step down from the position this fall after 16 years. As associate dean, Kelleher…

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Posted: April 24, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism (UFCJC) announced today that Professor and alumna Sandra Chance will retire after 25 at the College. Chance has taught media law at the College since 1993 and, for 18 years, served as executive director of the Brechner Center for Freedom of…

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Posted: April 24, 2019

Tom Kelleher, professor and chair of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Department, was quoted in “Television Advertising is Getting More Personal” published in EContent Magazine Spring 2019 edition. The original article requires a subscription to view. The article focuses on broadcast television and how digital…

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Posted: April 18, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications honored outstanding alumni, faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students during its annual awards banquet on April 12, 2019. A copy of the Awards Banquet, with explanations of the named awards, is available here. The College inducted four alumni into its…

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Posted: April 13, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication alumni and students were recently honored in the 2019 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts – News and Student Film and Video Competitions. In the Student Television News competition, Noticias WUFT, the student Spanish-language news program, received top honors…

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Posted: April 10, 2019

Stuart Newman, B.S. Journalism 1946 and 1994 Hall of Fame inductee and one of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ oldest living alumnus, passed away on March 24 in Miami. He was 96. Newman joined the Air Force in 1943 while still a University of Florida student.…

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Posted: March 26, 2019

Iman Zawahry, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer is featured in “Meet Filmmaker Iman Zawahry, One of UF’s Inspirational Women” published on hercampus.com on March 26. Zawahry is recognized for her dedication to empowering Muslim-American women and portraying them in a positive light in her films.…

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Posted: March 26, 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 “Could 2019 Be the Year of the Social Media Influencer?” broadcast on WKMG News 6, Orlando’s CBS television affiliate. The story focuses on the possible…

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Posted: March 26, 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 “What the GRE Test Is and How to Prepare” published in U.S. News and World Report on March 19. The article focuses on the value…

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Posted: March 22, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) will induct four alumni into the College’s Hall of Fame at its annual awards banquet on April 12, 2019. With more than 31,000 graduates with degrees in advertising, journalism, public relations and telecommunication, only 156 individuals have been selected to receive this honor…

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Posted: March 11, 2019

Two law journal articles co-authored by Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, were cited in an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the Court to hear Knox v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a…

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Posted: March 8, 2019