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The research studied evidence-informed educational materials targeting mothers with daughters to help them engage in lifestyle changes to reduce their environmental risk of breast cancer.

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Posted: December 13, 2019

Marcia DiStaso, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Department chair, and Public Relations senior Gabriela Balayla have been recognized by PRNews as PR Trainer/Educator of the Year and PR Student of the Year, respectively. They were honored at the 2019 PRNews PR People Awards Luncheon in…

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Posted: December 13, 2019

Ten University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty, adjuncts and students were recognized as 2019 Anderson Scholars. Anderson Scholars Faculty  honorees include Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Telecommunication Professor James Babanikos, Rob Hiaasen Lecturer in Investigative Reporting Ted Bridis, Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communications Clay Calvert,…

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Posted: December 13, 2019

Ron Rodgers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor and graduate coordinator, is the author of a chapter in the new book “Journalism’s Ethical Progression: A Twentieth-century Journey.” The book, to be published on Dec. 15, uses case studies and historical analysis to trace changes in the ways that…

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Posted: December 10, 2019

Consultant, minister, coach and inspirational speaker Nona Jones, B.S. Journalism 2004, will have her memoir “Success from the Inside Out” published by Harper Collins Christian Publishing in Jan. 2020. Her book chronicles her unlikely journey from a childhood filled with physical and sexual abuse and being diagnosed with a behavioral…

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Posted: December 9, 2019

Mike Foley, the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Hugh Cunningham Professor in Journalism Excellence, was quoted in “Bloomberg Journalists Face ‘Ethical Minefield’ in Owners’ Presidential Campaign” published in The Globe Post on Dec. 5. The article focuses on the decision by the Bloomberg News editorial staff to…

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Posted: December 9, 2019

Zalome Briceño, B.S. Telecommunication 2018, is the recipient of a National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Lone Star Chapter EMMY Award in the Religion: Program Feature/Segment/Special category for “Las Mañanitas De La Virgen.” Briceño was a reporter on the eight-person team at Telemundo 60 San Antonio that contributed to…

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Posted: December 9, 2019

Allison “Allie” Faircloth, B.S. Telecommunication 2018, is the new afternoon drive host for 103.7 The Gator beginning Dec. 9. The Gator, a 100,000-watt commercial country music station, is part of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Division of Media Properties. Faircloth has been a promotions assistant with…

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Posted: December 5, 2019

Moon Lee, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations associate professor, was elected president of the Korean American Communication Association (KACA) for 2019-2021. KACA is an organization dedicated to serving the academic and social needs of Korean communication scholars and students in North America. Members include researchers…

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Posted: December 5, 2019

Adriana Robles, B.S. Telecommunication 2015, was named to the 2020 Forbes “30 under 30” list for Hollywood and Entertainment. Robles is a writer and director for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Robles, along with Hannah Levy, are the sketch series’ first female directing team responsible for the digital shorts. The pair…

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Posted: December 4, 2019

Kalisha Whitman will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovation News Center as the Senior TV News Manager on Jan. 3. Whitman will train students on how to report and produce engaging original content that connects with diverse audiences for TV and digital platforms. Her specialty…

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Posted: December 2, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “Putting the ‘Public’ Back into Public Employment: A Roadmap for Challenging Prior Restraints That Prohibit Government Employees from Speaking to the News Media” published in the University of Kansas…

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Posted: December 2, 2019