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The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today launched “We Are CJC,” a multicultural initiative created to highlight and support the College’s diverse faculty, staff, and student body. In celebration of Black History Month, “We Are CJC” will highlight five Black, female faculty, staff and students who are…

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Posted: February 14, 2020

Andrew Stanfill, B.S. Journalism 2009, was recently elected president of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) at the group’s annual board meeting. Stanfill is the deputy photo editor at the New York Times News Service in Gainesville. Stanfill previously served as the Regional Chairs Representative for NPPA, the leading voice…

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Posted: February 13, 2020

Sara Ganim, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Hearst Journalism fellow, discussed her new independent film, “No Defense: The U.S. Government’s War on Water” on “First Friday Focus on the Environment: New PFAS Film to Open in Ann Arbor” on WEMU 89.1…

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Posted: February 12, 2020

Andrew Briz, B.S. Telecommunication 2018, received the Award of Excellence for Product Design – Best Live Updates Experience from the 41st annual Society for News Design Best of Digital Competition. The award, for the POLITICO Annotation Tool, was the only one selected in the category. The Society for News Design…

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Posted: February 12, 2020

Edward Aschoff, B.S. Journalism 2008, will be honored by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) with a new award in his memory. The Edward Aschoff Rising Star Award will recognize one promising journalist no older than 34, who has not only the talent and work ethic to succeed in…

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Posted: February 12, 2020

Ah Ram Lee, Ph.D. 2019, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) alumna, is the lead author of “The Role of Psychological Proximity and Social Ties Influence in Promoting a Social Media Recycling Campaign” published in the Journal of Environmental Communication on Nov. 14. Lee and co-authors UFCJC…

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Posted: February 12, 2020

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, participated in a podcast for the NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Environmental Health Chat series on Dec. 23. “Harnessing Social Media to Share Science on Breast Cancer and the Environment” featured information on how health…

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Posted: February 12, 2020

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 “TikTok is Proof That People Can Make Any Social Media Network into a Dating App” published on mashable.com on Feb. 10. The article focuses on…

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Posted: February 12, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) students, faculty and alumni were honored in the 2020 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts Competition. “The Lead” won the Best of Festival Award in the Student Film & Video Competition Narrative category.  Award winners for the film, produced…

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Posted: February 11, 2020

A study by Tom Kelleher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, UFCJC Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Men, and Patrick Thelen, Ph.D. 2019, was selected as one of the Institute of Public Relations (IPR) Top 14 PR Research Insights of…

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Posted: February 10, 2020

Mary Ann Ferguson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations professor, is mentioned in a UF Women at Work profile of UF Vice President of Human Resources Jodi Gentry, M.A.M.C Public Relations 1989. Ferguson served as the chair of Gentry’s graduate committee and left a lasting impression…

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Posted: February 10, 2020

Caitlin Ostroff, B.S. Journalism 2018, is the co-author of “The Grifter’s Club”: Trump, Mar-A-Lago, and the Selling of the Presidency. The hardcover book, ebook, and audio will be published by PublicAffairs on June 16. Ostroff, a former Miami Herald data reporter, and her Herald colleagues Nicholas Nehamas, Jay Weaver and…

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Posted: February 6, 2020