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 “Millions Take Part in #BlackOutTuesday After George Floyd’s Death” broadcast on WCJB-TV, the Gainesville, Florida ABC affiliate on June 2. A national conversation about the…

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Posted: June 4, 2020

Yulia Strekalova, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications research assistant professor and director of Grants Development, is the co-author of the blog “Guiding Collaborative Conversations and Connections with Probing Questions” published in Integration and Implementation Insights on June 2. In the blog post, Strekalova and Wayne McCormack focus…

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Posted: June 3, 2020

Sharon Siegel Cohen, B.S. Telecommunication 1979, passed away April 9 from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. She was 62. Cohen had a distinguished career in broadcasting and was an award-winning executive producer at WJXT-TV, News4Jax in Jacksonville, Florida for 33 years. At WJXT, she won an Edward R. Murrow…

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Posted: May 27, 2020

Julie Frey, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Office of Careers and Corporate Sponsorships director,  received the John S. Detweiler  Professional of the Year Award by the Florida Public Relations (FPRA) Gainesville Chapter. The honor is given to an individual who demonstrates the highest standards of ethics, performance and…

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Posted: May 26, 2020

New York-based freelance photographer Stephanie Sinclair, B.S. Journalism 1998 and 2008 University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Hall of Fame, is the recipient of a social change grant from the Shuttleworth Foundation. The Shuttleworth Foundation is a small social investor that provides funding to dynamic leaders who are…

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Posted: May 22, 2020

Four University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students journalists and WUFT News staff were honored in the National 2019 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Awards competition. The awards recognize the best in student journalism during 2019. National SPJ Mark of Excellence winners and finalists include:…

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Posted: May 18, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists were recently recognized by the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists, formerly known as  Florida Associated Press Broadcasters. The organization promotes excellence and education in broadcast journalism throughout Florida. The 2019 professional competition included 550 entries from 37 television and radio…

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Posted: May 11, 2020

Brent Solomon, B.S. Telecommunication 2003, is the recipient of Best Reporter Award in the 2019 Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters Awards TV 1 Large Market category. Solomon is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning journalist at WWBT, the NBC television affiliate in Richmond, Virginia. Thirty-five stations in Virginia and West Virginia submitted 535…

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Posted: May 6, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student films and news reports were nominated for recognition in the National Academy of Arts and Sciences (NATAS) 2020 Suncoast Chapter Student Production Awards competition. Two films from the CJC Narrative Collaborative Filmmaking course led by Telecommunication Lecturer Iman Zawahry received nominations.…

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Posted: April 29, 2020

Isabella C. Guardia, B.S. Advertising 2018, has received second place in the 2020 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Young Lions Print Competition. Guardia, a junior art director at Leo Burnett in Chicago, shares the award with Mariana Guarín Barkach, a copywriter at the same agency. The client for the…

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Posted: April 27, 2020

Six University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumni were honored as part of the UF Alumni Association 2020 “40 Gators Under 40” awards. The awards honor young alumni whose achievements positively reflect UF. The 2020 CJC alumni honorees include Erin Cigich, B.S. Advertising 2007,  Jeff Darlington, B.S. Journalism…

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Posted: April 21, 2020

The first presentation in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ new online “Great Storytellers: Women and the Art of Film” series was featured in “CJC Hosts First Women and the Art of Film Speaker” written by Journalism junior Julia Collins and published in The Independent Florida Alligator…

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Posted: April 20, 2020