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 “Is LinkedIn a Waste of Time?” published in The Wall Street Journal on Jan. 15. According to Selepak, “There are over 673 million users on…

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Posted: January 16, 2020

Jasmine McNealy , University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication associate professor, has been named Associate Director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project. The Project is dedicated to current and contemporary issues affecting the First Amendment freedoms of speech, press, thought, assembly and petition. As Associate…

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Posted: January 8, 2020

Travis Atria, M.A.M.C. 2007, is the author of Better Days will Come Again: The Life of Arthur Briggs, Jazz Genius of Harlem, Paris and a Nazi Prison Camp published on Jan. 7. The book, based on groundbreaking research that included unprecedented access to Brigg’s oral memoir, is a document of…

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Posted: January 6, 2020

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 “19 Inventions That Have Changed the World in the Last Decade” published in Reader’s Digest December 2019 edition. According to Selepak, Instragram has become one…

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Posted: December 20, 2019

Rich Preuss, B.S. Telecommunication 1996, is director of the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.” Preuss and his team’s phenomenal multimedia efforts for each show are chronicled in “A Symphony of Graphics and Movement” published in the Directors Guild of America’s DGA Quarterly. Preuss seamlessly integrates four…

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Posted: December 19, 2019

Glenn Burns, B.S. Broadcasting 1984, will be inducted into the 2020 Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame on Jan. 29 in Athens, Georgia. Burns is the chief meteorologist for WSB -TV Channel 2 Actions News’ Severe Weather Team 2 and appears during the 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts…

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Posted: December 18, 2019

Marcia DiStaso, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Department chair, and Public Relations senior Gabriela Balayla have been recognized by PRNews as PR Trainer/Educator of the Year and PR Student of the Year, respectively. They were honored at the 2019 PRNews PR People Awards Luncheon in…

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Posted: December 13, 2019

Consultant, minister, coach and inspirational speaker Nona Jones, B.S. Journalism 2004, will have her memoir “Success from the Inside Out” published by Harper Collins Christian Publishing in Jan. 2020. Her book chronicles her unlikely journey from a childhood filled with physical and sexual abuse and being diagnosed with a behavioral…

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Posted: December 9, 2019

Mike Foley, the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Hugh Cunningham Professor in Journalism Excellence, was quoted in “Bloomberg Journalists Face ‘Ethical Minefield’ in Owners’ Presidential Campaign” published in The Globe Post on Dec. 5. The article focuses on the decision by the Bloomberg News editorial staff to…

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Posted: December 9, 2019

Zalome Briceño, B.S. Telecommunication 2018, is the recipient of a National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Lone Star Chapter EMMY Award in the Religion: Program Feature/Segment/Special category for “Las Mañanitas De La Virgen.” Briceño was a reporter on the eight-person team at Telemundo 60 San Antonio that contributed to…

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Posted: December 9, 2019

Allison “Allie” Faircloth, B.S. Telecommunication 2018, is the new afternoon drive host for 103.7 The Gator beginning Dec. 9. The Gator, a 100,000-watt commercial country music station, is part of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Division of Media Properties. Faircloth has been a promotions assistant with…

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Posted: December 5, 2019

Adriana Robles, B.S. Telecommunication 2015, was named to the 2020 Forbes “30 under 30” list for Hollywood and Entertainment. Robles is a writer and director for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Robles, along with Hannah Levy, are the sketch series’ first female directing team responsible for the digital shorts. The pair…

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Posted: December 4, 2019