Alumni News

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

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program in social media, was quoted in “Mobile Apps Usage Statistics 2018” published on themanifest.com on March 15.

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Posted: March 27, 2018

Bienvenido "Benny" Torres, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising lecturer, was named the first chief idea officer of SRW.agency, an independent, full-service Chicago marketing agency with a penchant for growing natural health and wellness brands.

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Posted: March 27, 2018

C.L. Conroy, APR, B.S. Journalism 1980, was named the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year at the March 2018 Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce/AXA Advisors Businesswomen of the Year Awards. These awards honor outstanding women leaders who have achieved excellence in their profession, serve as role models and mentors for women…

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Posted: March 22, 2018

Washington Post reporter John Woodrow Cox, B.S. Journalism 2008, M.S. Business Administration 2010, and CJC Outstanding Young Alumnus for 2017-18, is the recipient of the 2018 Scripps Howard Human Interest Storytelling - Ernie Pyle Award.

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Posted: March 9, 2018

Best-selling author Michael Connelly, B.S. Journalism 1980, Alumnus of Distinction 2003, will receive the Crime Writer’s Association (CWA) Diamond Dagger award for “sustained excellence.” The prize recognizes crime authors “who have made a significant contribution to the genre.” Previous recipients include P D James, John le Carré, Dick Francis, Ruth…

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Posted: March 7, 2018