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 featured in “Following Your Kids on Social Media: Tips for Parents” published in Smart Social on Oct. 7. In the article, Selepak recommends that parents seek information…

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Posted: October 10, 2019

Aminda Marqués González, B.S. Journalism 1986, publisher and executive editor of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, has been honored with the National Press Foundation’s Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award. According to a Miami Herald article announcing the award: “Mindy Marqués leads a newsroom which produces…

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Posted: October 8, 2019

Briana Erickson, B.S. Journalism 2017, and Rachel Crosby, B.S. Journalism 2015, received the Nevada Press Association‘s Annual Better Newspaper Contest Best Breaking News Reporting – Print first place award in the Urban Dailies division for “Video Shows Officers Waiting in Hallway During Las Vegas Shooting” published in the Las Vegas…

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Posted: September 24, 2019

Jacqueline Olive, M.A.M.C. 2007, was featured in “’Always in Season’ Review: Lynching is Not Just Part of America’s Past” published in The New York Times on Sept. 19. Olive is the creator of a documentary centering on the case of Lennon Lacy, an African American teen who was found hanging…

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Posted: September 24, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Division of Graduate Studies and Research Associate Dean Tom Kelleher, Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Linjuan Men and Patrick Thelen, Ph.D. 2019, are the authors of “Employee Perceptions of CEO Ghost Posting and Voice: Effects on Perceived Authentic Leadership, Organizations Transparency, and…

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Posted: September 17, 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 “Spent a Decade Online? Time to Do Some Cleaning Up” published on Rewire on Sept. 9. The article focuses on millennials and Gen Z’s who…

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Posted: September 11, 2019

Diane McFarlin, dean of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), and Frank LoMonte, UFCJC Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, are the co-authors of “We Must Save Student Newsrooms” published in Inside Higher Ed on Sept. 11. McFarlin and LoMonte report on the current state…

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Posted: September 11, 2019

Diane McFarlin, dean of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), has been named to the second annual Florida Trend Florida 500 list. Florida 500 is a Florida Trend special section that highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state. The list…

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Posted: September 9, 2019

Sandra Chance, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications retired Journalism professor and McClatchy Professor in Freedom of Information, has been granted emeritus status in recognition of meritorious service to UF. Chance taught media law at the College from 1993 – 2019 for more than 6,000 undergraduate students For…

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Posted: August 30, 2019

The Agency, the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications strategic communication agency, announced a new leadership team to enhance immersion opportunities and experiences for students. The Agency, led by professionals and staffed by students, provides real-world experience for advertising and public relations students working with major regional and…

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Posted: August 22, 2019

Spiro Kiousis, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications executive associate dean, is the co-author of the second edition of the textbook, “Political Public Relations: Concepts, Principles and Applications,” published by CRC Press on Aug. 16. Kiousis and Jesper Strömbäck, professor in the  Department of Journalism, Media and Communication…

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Posted: August 21, 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 “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