College News

Meteorologists Ray Hawthorne and Megan Borowski have joined the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Division of Media Properties weather team to provide on-air and online reports for WUFT and WRUF. They also will work with the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) and the South Carolina Emergency…

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Posted: May 21, 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 “’Game of Thrones’ Fans Are Angry About the Final Season – and the Franchise Could Suffer for It” featured on MSNBC on May 19. The…

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Posted: May 21, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “How to Deal with Obstructive Public Information Officers? Challenge Them” published in the Columbia Journalism Review on May 20. The article focuses on the illegality of blanket no-interview policies by…

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Posted: May 21, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) announced today that Elizabeth “Lissy” Calienes will join the College this fall as a Lecturer in the Department of Advertising. Calienes, who is earning a Ph.D. in Design, Construction & Planning at UF, has a multidisciplinary background in advertising, graphic…

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Posted: May 20, 2019

Ted Spiker, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Department chair, is the recipient of a UF Term Professorship from the College. Term Professorships are awarded to tenured faculty members who have been at UF for at least five years and have had a distinguished career, placing them…

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Posted: May 17, 2019

Raegan Burden will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Department this fall as Lecturer of Cultural Engagement. In this new position, Burden will specialize in monitoring trends and opportunities for advertising’s role in shaping the cultural, social, political, and ethical trust between institutions and audiences.…

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Posted: May 15, 2019

Dan Windels will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) full time as an Advertising lecturer in fall 2019. For the past year, Windels has served as a CJC visiting instructor for the Advertising Department.   He also was the faculty advisor for the student-run Ad Society…

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Posted: May 14, 2019

John Freeman, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor, was one of 33 graduates of Berlin American High School invited by the city’s mayor to attend an exclusive ceremony recognizing the 70th anniversary of the end of the Berlin blockade on May 12. Freeman, coordinator of…

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Posted: May 13, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Window-Sticker Arrest: Is it Offensive Sure, But Obscene? Maybe Not” published in The Gainesville Sun on May 8. The article features the story of a Lake…

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Posted: May 13, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) today announced that Dr. Evan Kropp will join the College as their new Director of Distance Education overseeing all online master’s and certificate programs. Kropp currently is an Associate Dean of Communication at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), which has…

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Posted: May 9, 2019

Pat Ford, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations visiting  professional-in-residence, is the author of “Lessons from Leaders: More Progress, Fewer Platitudes” published in PRWeek on May 6. Ford reflects on his time and commitment to advocating for more diversity, inclusion and equity in the PR profession.…

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Posted: May 9, 2019

Seven University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists were recognized in the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Competition. Four will now go on to compete in the National Championship in San Francisco from June 1-6. Telecommunication graduate Grace King, Telecommunication senior David Jones and Journalism graduate Meredith Sheldon…

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Posted: May 8, 2019