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Tim Sorel, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication associate professor, received the top prize in the BEA Best of Festival Awards for his documentary, “My Kid Is Not Crazy.” Of the 1,450 entries from 175 colleges and universities, 17 were chosen as Best of Festival winners which…

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Posted: April 27, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and media technology innovator Futuri Media have partnered on an unprecedented research and development lab – GHQ – Futuri’s first engagement with a higher-education institution. The announcement was made during a presentation titled “Millennials, Gen Z’ers, and the Future of Media”…

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Posted: April 27, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Research Assistant Professor and Director of Grants Development Yulia Stekalova’s article Electronic Health Record Use Among Cancer Patients: Insights from the Health Information National Trends Survey was published in Sage Journals Health Informatics Journal on April 23. In the article, Strekalova shares…

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Posted: April 27, 2017

“That’s a Rap,” a podcast developed by University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students, aims to bridge the disconnect between college students and modern news media through music. Inspired by the success and virality of the musical “Hamilton,” a team of students from the CJC’s Hatch content and…

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Posted: April 27, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists investigated compliance with the state public record law in all 20 Florida district state attorney’s offices and found that the state lacks a uniform system to enforce the law. The resulting WUFT News report, Sunshine Lost: Florida’s Public Records Act…

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Posted: April 27, 2017

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, received a UF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors. The award provides $5,000 in support of research. Fisher was one of the 10 assistant professors, from a pool of 20 across campus, who received the award this year.…

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Posted: April 27, 2017

Frank Waddell, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, was one of two recipients of UF’s Outstanding Service by a Faculty Member on behalf of Graduate Students Award from the Graduate Student Council (GSC). This testimonial from Waddell’s research assistant, who graduated with an M.A. in…

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Posted: April 27, 2017

WUFT-FM and WUFT.org, part of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Division of Media Properties, were awarded a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for best web site.  WUFT-FM also won the News Series award for Food Deserts featuring a series of reports looking at the food desert problem…

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Posted: April 25, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students were honored in the 2017 Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards competition. Students were recognized for their work on radio, television, print and online. Region 3 is comprised of Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. First place…

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Posted: April 25, 2017

All over the University of Florida campus, researchers grapple with how to meet the world’s ever-increasing need for access to clean, fresh water. For a group that convened at the College of Journalism and Communications in November 2015, however, the challenge was how to convey water issues to the public.…

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Posted: April 20, 2017

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, has received a $345,000 grant from the NIH/NIEHS (Breast Cancer and the Environment Communication Research Initiative). The two-year R21 (exploratory or developmental) grant begins on May 1. Fisher is principal investigator (PI) for UF and co-PI with a colleague…

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Posted: April 20, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student Mila Khalitova has been awarded the Grunig PRIME Research Fellowship from the Institute for Public Relations (IPR).  The PRIME Fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards for public relations doctoral students. The Fellowship, which is awarded annually, is named…

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Posted: April 14, 2017