College News

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Trump Praises First Amendment a Day After Attacking ‘Phony’ Press” published in The Washington Post on March 21. The article features President Trump’s executive order supporting…

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Posted: March 22, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists were honored in the annual National Broadcasting Society-Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS-AERho) 2018-19 National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Awards competition. Honorees include: Video Feature Package: Winner, Dolores Hinckley, “Inspiring Cover Girl” Video Feature Segment: Winner, Alexa Lorenzo, “Python Hunters” Video Magazine…

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Posted: March 22, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student Phillip Arceneaux was awarded a Milton Wolf Emerging Scholar Fellowship to attend the 2019 Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy in Vienna, Austria from April 23-26. The theme of the seminar is “The New Global Media (Dis)order in International…

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Posted: March 22, 2019

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 “What the GRE Test Is and How to Prepare” published in U.S. News and World Report on March 19. The article focuses on the value…

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Posted: March 22, 2019

In the wake of the 2018 midterm elections and a statewide ban on greyhound racing, more than 7,000 dogs needed new homes. The need for adoption was immediate, and word had to spread fast. Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications advertising students, senior Nala Velez and juniors…

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Posted: March 21, 2019

WUFT-TV/FM and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) today were honored with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Community Lifeline Award for providing extensive coverage and non-stop emergency information during Hurricanes Michael, Irma and Matthew. The Community Lifeline Award recognizes public media stations that provide outstanding service to their…

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Posted: March 19, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is the author of “What Killer Mike Can Teach SCOTUS” published on CNN.com on March 18. Calvert writes about the possible U.S. Supreme Court review of Knox v. Commonwealth…

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Posted: March 18, 2019

Kun Xu will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Department as assistant professor in emerging media this fall. Xu is currently an adjunct professor in Temple University’s Department of Media Studies and Production. His media effects research focuses on understanding people’s social interactions with and through…

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Posted: March 18, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) students were honored in the 2018 Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards (MOE) competition. Students were recognized for their work on radio, television, print and online by professional judges with at least three years of journalism experience.…

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Posted: March 12, 2019

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, is the recipient of one of 22 2019 Wilbur Awards from the Religion Communicators Council (RCC). Her entry, “A Gunman Killed His Brother. Now Farris Barkat is on an American Journey,” received…

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Posted: March 12, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) will induct four alumni into the College’s Hall of Fame at its annual awards banquet on April 12, 2019. With more than 31,000 graduates with degrees in advertising, journalism, public relations and telecommunication, only 156 individuals have been selected to receive this honor…

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Posted: March 11, 2019

Benjamin Johnson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, is the co-author of “Spoilers Go Bump in the Night: Impacts of Minor and Major Reveals on Horror Film Enjoyment” published in the Journal of Media Psychology on March 8. The article, co-authored by Johnson, Angel Udvardi,…

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Posted: March 11, 2019