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Harrison Hove, B.S. Telecommunication 2005, will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications as a news manager in the Innovation News Center. Hove is currently a news anchor, reporter and meteorologist at WCMH-TV (NBC4) in Columbus, Ohio, where he has worked since March 2013. He is a…

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Posted: February 23, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications will honor four Alumni of Distinction at its annual awards banquet on March 31, 2017. With more than 31,000 graduates with degrees in advertising, journalism, public relations and telecommunication, only 148 individuals have been selected to receive this honor since its…

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Posted: February 22, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert’s article, “Fake News, Censorship & the Third-Person Effect: You Can’t Fool Me, Only Others!” was published in The Huffington Post on Feb. 16. Calvert claims there is a major paradox when it comes…

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Posted: February 17, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today announced that Dr. Marcia DiStaso will be joining the College in July as the new chair of the Department of Public Relations. Dr. DiStaso is replacing Dr. Juan-Carlos Molleda who left the College last year to become dean of the…

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Posted: February 17, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism senior Briana Erickson tied for 12th place in the Enterprise Reporting category in the 2016 Hearst Journalism Awards Competition. Erickson worked with WUFT News Manager Gary Green on the winning entry from her Advanced Editing course.  “Healthcare Divide: East Gainesville Residents…

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Posted: February 15, 2017

The American Association of Advertising Agencies announced that 20 University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications participants have been placed in positions at top agencies as part of their Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP).  All UF MAIP finalists were placed in internship positions. MAIP’s mission is to lead an…

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Posted: February 14, 2017

Dania Alexandrino will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications in the new position of Spanish-language News Manager. Alexandrino is a news producer and reporter for the Univision Network and its East Coast affiliates in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  She was formerly a CNN en Español reporter…

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Posted: February 14, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Professor Tim Sorel was selected to receive a Best of Festival award for Faculty Documentary from the BEA Festival of Media Arts, an international refereed exhibition of faculty creative activities and a national showcase for student work. Sorel won for “My…

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Posted: February 9, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert’s  article “Fake News, Free Speech, & the Third-Person Effect: I’m No Fool, But Others Are” was published in the Feb. 8 edition of The Wake Forest Law Review. The piece is the first…

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Posted: February 9, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Environmental Scientist-in-Residence Cynthia Barnett’s article “Why It’s Important to Save Our Seas’ Last Pristine Places” was published in the Feb. 2017 edition of National Geographic. The article, which was the issue’s cover story, speaks to growing evidence that preserving precious areas not…

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Posted: February 9, 2017

The Gator100 honors the 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. The 2017 list features CJC alumni with businesses in real estate, software and advertising and marketing. Honorees include: Geoffrey Gaberino, B.S. Broadcasting 1984, owner of Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals in Gulf Shores, AL; Kim Wilson, B.S. Telecommunication…

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Posted: February 8, 2017

Nicole Weltman, B.S. Advertising 2008, has been promoted to vice president of client services at Laundry Service, a full-service social media agency in New York City. Laundry Service was recently selected for Ad Age magazines’ prestigious Agency A List for 2017. Their client list includes Amazon, T-Mobile, BMW, Twitter, GrubHub…

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Posted: February 7, 2017