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WUFT.org is the recipient of a 2018 RTDNA National Edward R. Murrow Award in the Best Small Market Radio Website category. The website is home to WUFT News, North Central Florida’s NPR and PBS affiliate, disseminating news and information on radio, television and digital from the University of Florida College…

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Posted: June 21, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) student journalists had a stellar 2017-18 news awards season receiving both regional and national recognition in multiple competitions. The following is a summary of the honors. Hearst National and Intercollegiate Awards:  A total of 13 Intercollegiate awards, including one first-place winner…

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Posted: June 21, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, is the author of “Fane Lozman’s Long Fight to Criticize Riviera Beach May Go On, Supreme Court Rules” published in the Tampa Bay Times on June 19. In the column, Calvert…

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Posted: June 21, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UF CJC) alumnus Matt Hodge, B.S. Advertising 1994, is the new UF Foundation associate vice president of Alumni Relations and executive director of the UF Alumni Association. In his new role, Hodge will guide programs that connect the University’s more than 425,000…

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Posted: June 19, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, was quoted in “Experts Question TV Station’s Role in Orlando Police Hostage Negotiation” published in the Orlando Sentinel on June 15. The article focuses on a hostage situation where a man…

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Posted: June 18, 2018

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 “How a Social-Media Professor Protects His Privacy Online…and You Can, Too”  published in the June 2018 edition of BottomLine Inc. The article focuses on the…

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Posted: June 18, 2018

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of the opinion piece, “Who’s Willing to Bet that State Lotteries are Free of Manipulation?,” published in The Washington Post on June 12. In the article, LoMonte raises the concern…

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Posted: June 14, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) alumnus Tom Burton, B.S. Journalism 1982, has been named the 2018-19 Knight Fellow in Visual Communication and Management at the Ohio University’s (OU) School of Visual Communication. Burton is currently the editor of the National Press Photographers Association’s (NPPA) magazine and…

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Posted: June 12, 2018

Responding to high-profile cases in which law enforcement agencies’ failure to timely inform the public about police shootings and aggravated public distrust, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information is issuing guidelines for agencies to consider in informing the public when officers use force. The report, “Transparency and Media Relations…

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Posted: June 12, 2018

The Agency at the University of Florida today announced that Mark Rottensteiner has been appointed Business Development Coordinator. Rottensteiner will be responsible for creating business opportunities and cultivating relationships. A 2018 Public Relations graduate from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), Rottensteiner has worked at The…

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Posted: June 12, 2018

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) student journalists were honored at the Hearst Journalism Awards National Championships ceremony on June 7. Alexa Lorenzo, B.S. Telecommunication 2018, received the top honor for TV reporting and a $10,000 scholarship. Drea Cornejo, B.S. Journalism 2018, received third place in…

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Posted: June 11, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, is the author of “Gag Clauses and the Right to Gripe: The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 & State Efforts to Protect Online Reviews from Contractual Censorship” published in Volume…

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Posted: June 11, 2018