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Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was featured in “If Social Media Companies Don’t Regulate Themselves, There Will Be Government Overreach” broadcast on CNBC on April 22. Selepak joined CNBC’s “Power Lunch” team to…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

The Peabody Awards on April 18 announced that “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” directed by CJC alumnus Richard Preuss, B.S. Telecommunication 1996, will receive a 2019 Peabody Award in the Entertainment category.. According to a LinkedIn post by Preuss, an Emmy Award-winning live television director based in Los Angeles, “the…

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Posted: April 23, 2019

Four University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumni were honored as part of the UF Alumni Association 2019 “40 Gators Under 40” awards. The awards honor young alumni whose achievements positively reflect UF. The CJC alumni honorees include Journalism major Karen Persis, Telecommunication majors Ashley Boxer and Laura…

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Posted: April 22, 2019

Mindy Marqués, B.S. Journalism 1986 and 2012 Hall of Fame inductee, is the 2019 Gran Caiman honoree at the UF Association of Hispanic Alumni’s (UF-AHA) Gator Guayabera Guateque. Marqués is the publisher of The Miami Herald. The Gator Guayabera Guateque (GGG) was started in 2004 by the UF-AHA and is…

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Posted: April 18, 2019

Ron Sachs, B.S. Journalism 1972, as the editor of the Alligator from 1971-72, was charged with a felony for publishing a list of abortion clinics and counseling services, in violation of an 1868 Florida abortion law.  His court case led to a ruling that the 1868 law, and Florida’s companion…

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Posted: February 8, 2019

Jacqueline Olive, M.A.M.C. 2007, has won the 2019 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency for her film “Always in Season.” The documentary centers on the case of Lennon Lacy, an African American teen who was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina,…

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Posted: February 5, 2019

Erin Andrews, B.S. Telecommunication 2000 and 2018 Hall of Fame inductee, is the author of “I’m a Cervical Cancer Survivor. I Don’t Want Other Women to Become a Statistic” published in The Lily on Jan. 30. Andrews reflects on a life-changing phone call she received from her obstetrician-gynecologist about her…

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Posted: February 4, 2019

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and Bob Graham Center for Public Service Environmental Journalist-in-Residence is the author of “The Environmental Issue Republicans Can’t Ignore” published in The Atlantic  on Jan. 30. Barnett writes on the rising concern about climate change, the effects of pollution and…

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Posted: February 1, 2019

Cynthia Barnett Is the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and Bob Graham Center for Public Service Environmental Journalist-in-Residence. The National Book Award nominee’s writing wraps environmental insight in appealing packages from rain showers to seashells, while her teaching spans civics and storytelling. What will you explore in…

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Posted: January 30, 2019

Jamie Dupree, B.S. Broadcasting 1985, received the Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Reporting on Congress from the Radio Television Correspondent’s Association (RTCA) at their 74th annual dinner on Nov. 14. Dupree is the senior Washington correspondent for  Cox Media Group’s Washington Bureau. Dupree’s 32-year career was derailed during the middle…

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Posted: November 19, 2018

Darrell Clayton Hammond used to perform impressions at home because it made his mother happy. He’d perform for students at a bar in Gainesville, often making them laugh. But the biggest gig of his life was a 14-year stint as a regular cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” where he…

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Posted: November 19, 2018

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and Bob Graham Center for Public Service Environmental Journalist-in-Residence, has been named to the 2019 Water Institute Graduate Fellows (WIGF) faculty team. The WIGF program supports interdisciplinary teams of six doctoral student Fellows and their faculty advisors as they conduct…

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Posted: November 15, 2018