Alumni News

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

Diane McFarlin, dean of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), is the recipient of the 2018 Scripps Howard Administrator of the Year Award. The national award showcases excellence in the administration of a journalism and communication program. McFarlin, B.S. Journalism 1976 and 1999 Hall of Fame…

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Posted: March 5, 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 featured in “The MoEngage Book of Marketing Trends 2019” published by moengage.com in February 2019. The eBook contains marketing insights from 101 successful marketers and influencers and…

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Posted: March 1, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumna Daniela Dimitrova, Ph.D. 2003, has been named an Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 2019 Senior Scholar. AEJMC awards up to two $5,000 grants to senior scholars to fund innovative and timely research projects. Dimitrova’s research proposal, “Terrorists,…

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Posted: February 8, 2019

Pam Fine, B.S Journalism 1979, has been named the eighth editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. As editor, she will lead the nation’s largest newsroom covering colleges and universities. Fine previously served as the John S. and James L. Knight Chair for News, Leadership and Community and as journalism…

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Posted: January 29, 2019