Alumni News

David Lawrence, B.S. Journalism 1963, is the recipient of the prestigious 2018 Florida Blue Sapphire Award for his efforts to improve the lives of children in Florida. Lawrence was one of only four finalists in the Individual category. Lawrence, former publisher of the Miami Herald and the Detroit Free Press,…

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Posted: May 14, 2018

Johnathan Newman, B.S. Telecommunication 2018, was selected as one of only four University of Florida students to receive a 2018 Spring Outstanding Student Leader Award from the UF Alumni Association (UFAA). Each semester, UFAA recognizes graduating Gators who exemplify leadership by inspiring peers and leaving a positive legacy while demonstrating…

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Posted: May 14, 2018

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program in social media, was quoted in “How Brands Can Repair a Battered Online Reputation,” published on CMSWiRE on May 3. The article focuses on the need for companies to have a crisis plan in…

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Posted: May 4, 2018

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program in social media, was quoted in “Five Clever Ways Restaurants Can Use Instagram Stories,” published on NCISilver.com on April 25. The article focuses on Instagram Stories — the feature on the image-driven social media…

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Posted: May 3, 2018

We begin with baseball. With an impressionable 12-year-old boy at Tampa’s Al Lopez Field to watch a Cincinnati Reds spring training game circa 1972. The hits and catches and strikes and outs are unimportant to him. His eyes are on the bleachers. There, nailed into the flat metal rows, was…

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Posted: April 26, 2018

WUFT-FM and WUFT.org, operated by the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, were awarded five Region 13 RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards including best Web site and overall excellence. The 2018 competition recognized the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and digital news organizations around the world.…

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Posted: April 25, 2018

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication alumni were recently recognized for their work at two prestigious Florida film festivals – the Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Gasparilla International Film Festival. Matthew Baquero, B.S. Telecommunication 2017, and Elias Zouak, B.S. Telecommunication 2017, received the Vanilla…

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Posted: April 25, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications honors its best and brightest students, faculty and alumni each year. The annual College Awards Banquet was held on April 20 at the UF Hilton and Conference Center in Gainesville. Telecommunication senior Andrew Briz received the Ruth and Rae O. Weimer…

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Posted: April 20, 2018

Washington Post Reporter John Woodrow Cox, B.S. Journalism 2008, M.S. Business Administration 2010, and CJC Outstanding Young Alumnus for 2017-18, was named a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing. According to the Pulitzer site, Cox was nominated for “a gripping portfolio of stories rendered with keen observation…

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Posted: April 20, 2018

Harrison Hove, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications multimedia news manager, was quoted in “Broadcast Giant, Sinclair, Sues Two Former WPEC-Channel 12 Reporters,” published in the Palm Beach Post on April 17 The article focuses on Sinclair Communications’ decision to sue two former employees for breach of contract…

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Posted: April 20, 2018

Before Rico Pasqualini was the president of the world’s leading backpack maker, he was a public relations student at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. Much has changed in his life between then and now, but one aspect remains the same: At both the CJC and JanSport,…

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Posted: April 6, 2018

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program in social media, was quoted in “Marketable Skills Every Job Seeker Should Have,” published in The Washington Post on March 20. The article encourages job seekers to define their marketable skills to get noticed…

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Posted: April 3, 2018