Alumni News

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications will induct four alumni into the College’s Hall of Fame at a virtual awards ceremony on April 16. This honor was created in 1970 to recognize alumni who have excelled in their careers and has been awarded to only 165 alumni…

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Posted: February 23, 2021

Linda Hon, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations professor, was selected as one of four recipients of a 2020-2021 UF Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award. The annual awards are given to faculty doctoral advisors selected on a competitive basis recognizing promotion of doctoral studies and excellence in…

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Posted: February 17, 2021

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer and coordinator of the online master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted in “TikTok’s Misinformation Prompt Won’t Be Enough for Users, Expert Says” published on lifewire.com on Feb. 8. The article chronicles TikTok’s latest feature…

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Posted: February 10, 2021

Ryan Vasquez, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Innovation News Center multimedia news manager, Meisha Wade, Professional and Advising Teaching Hub academic advisor, and Journalism Lecturer Harrison Hove are the recipients of UF Division Three Superior Accomplishment Awards. The prestigious awards recognize staff who contribute outstanding and…

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Posted: February 8, 2021

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer and coordinator of the online master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted in “Gov. DeSantis Targets Big Tech Firms After Social Media Companies Crack Down on Lies, Conspiracy Theories” posted on firstcoastnews.com on Feb. 3.…

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Posted: February 4, 2021

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications director, Telecommunication senior Sammie Green and Stephanie Strickland, B.S. Telecommunication 2020, were quoted in “UF Student Marketing Plan Encourages Masks in Bars to Stave Off COVID” published in The Gainesville Sun on Jan. 29. The…

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Posted: February 3, 2021

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer and coordinator of the online master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted in “Why Building Chatbots from Dead People is a Bad Idea” posted on lifewire.com on Jan. 27. The article focuses on a new…

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Posted: January 29, 2021

Like most of America, Adam Schwartz,  B.S. Advertising 1997, was alarmed when he watched George Floyd die at the hands of police officers on the streets of Minneapolis. He decided then that he needed to focus some of his time on combatting the problem, so he started “Being Racist is STUPID!”

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Posted: January 27, 2021

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer and coordinator of the online master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted in “Online Harassment Strengthens in the U.S.” posted on ntd.com on Jan. 22. The story focuses on the growing problem of harassment on…

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Posted: January 25, 2021

Nicole Harris, B.S. Advertising 2009, an English teacher at Gainesville High School, was named the 2021 Alachua County Public Schools Teacher of the Year during a virtual ceremony hosted by the Education Foundation of Alachua Count on Jan. 22. During her eight-year tenure, Harris has implemented three successful programs including…

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Posted: January 22, 2021

Mackenzie Behm, B.S. Journalism 2020, has been recognized as a Top 20 finalist in the 2021 Hearst Journalism Awards Multimedia Narrative Storytelling competition. Behm placed seventh. Entries in this competition included least three of the following components: writing, photos, audio slideshows, video, animation, graphics or any other visual tools. Entrants…

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Posted: January 15, 2021

Lainey Johnson, B.S. Public Relations 2008, was named a 2020 Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Executive in Marketing. She is employed at Ernst & Young (EY) in Chicago as the Head of Paid Media, Americas Marketing. Previously she served as brand, marketing and communications associate director. In her current position at…

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Posted: January 15, 2021