Alumni News

Caitlin Ostroff, B.S. Journalism 2018, is the co-author of “The Grifter’s Club”: Trump, Mar-A-Lago, and the Selling of the Presidency. The hardcover book, ebook, and audio will be published by PublicAffairs on June 16. Ostroff, a former Miami Herald data reporter, and her Herald colleagues Nicholas Nehamas, Jay Weaver and…

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Posted: February 6, 2020

Xiaomeng “Maggie” Lan, Ph.D. 2019 at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), is the lead author of “President Trump vs. CEOs: A Comparison of Presidential and Corporate Agenda Building” published in the Journal of Public Relations Research on Jan. 23.       Lan, and co-authors…

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Posted: February 4, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) doctoral student Amanda Bradshaw was lead author of “Propagandizing Anti-Vaccination: Analysis of ‘Vaccines Revealed’ Documentary Series” published in Vaccine on Jan. 22. Co-authors include: UFCJC Advertising professor Debbie Treise; , doctoral students , Matthew Cretul, Aantaki Raisa, Alexis Bajalia; Public Relations…

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Posted: January 30, 2020

Brittany Wise, B.S. Journalism 2007 and M.A.M.C. 2010, is the new University of Florida Strategic Communications and Marketing Director of Communications effective Feb. 21. In this new role, Wise is responsible for developing strategies and implementing integrated communications and public relations plans to elevate UF’s stature and expand its national…

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Posted: January 24, 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 “As Use of Facial Recognition Expands, Travelers Worry About Privacy” published in The Washington Post on Jan. 23. The article focuses on the controversial use…

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Posted: January 24, 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 “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