Alumni News

Richard Shumate, Ph.D. 2018, has received the American Journalism Historians Association 2019 Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize. Shumate is currently an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University School of Journalism and Broadcasting. The Blanchard Prize is awarded to the best doctoral dissertation dealing with mass communication history. Shumate was recognized…

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Posted: May 22, 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 “’Game of Thrones’ Fans Are Angry About the Final Season – and the Franchise Could Suffer for It” featured on MSNBC on May 19. The…

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Posted: May 21, 2019

Seven University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists were recognized in the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Competition. Four will now go on to compete in the National Championship in San Francisco from June 1-6. Telecommunication graduate Grace King, Telecommunication senior David Jones and Journalism graduate Meredith Sheldon…

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Posted: May 8, 2019

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students received top honors in the National 2018 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Awards competition. The awards recognize the best in student journalism. National SPJ Mark of Excellence winners include: Best Use of Multimedia: Mackenzie Behm, Journalism senior,…

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Posted: May 8, 2019

Scott Sanders, B.S. Advertising 1979 and 2006 Hall of Fame, and Flody Suarez, B.S. Journalism 1983, received a total of 14 Tony Award nominations in the 2019 competition. Sanders received 11 nominations for his new musical “Tootsie,” including Best Musical. Suarez received three nominations for “The Cher Show” including Best…

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Posted: April 30, 2019

Yulia Strekalova, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications research assistant professor and director of Grants Development, has received a 2019-2020 UF Creative Campus Catalyst Grant. For the Creative Campus project, “Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Online Education and Reflection on Sensitive Topics,” Strekalova will collaborate with the…

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Posted: April 29, 2019

Five University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumni are part of the South Florida Sun Sentinel team whose series of stories and editorials on the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings in Parkland, Florida, won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Brittany Wallman, B.S.…

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Posted: April 26, 2019

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

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 “If Social Media Companies Don’t Regulate Themselves, There Will Be Government Overreach” broadcast on CNBC on April 22. Selepak joined CNBC’s “Power Lunch” team to…

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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 26 years 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…

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Posted: April 24, 2019

The Peabody Awards on April 18 announced that “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” directed by CJC alumnus Richard Preuss, B.S. Telecommunication 1996, will receive a 2019 Peabody Award in the Entertainment category.. According to a LinkedIn post by Preuss, an Emmy Award-winning live television director based in Los Angeles, “the…

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Posted: April 23, 2019