College News

Debbie Treise, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) senior associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research, will step down from her position in August 2019 after more than three decades at CJC. She will continue to teach until August 2020. During her 30-year tenure, Treise has served…

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Posted: January 16, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “Private Employers: You Can’t Forbid Your Workers from Talking to Journalists” published on Poynter.org on Jan. 14. In the article, LoMonte states that many employees believe they forfeit their…

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Posted: January 16, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Journalism seniors Katherine Campione and Christina Morales and CJC alumnus, Vincent McDonald, B.S. Journalism 2018, are the authors of “These School Districts Tried to Arm Coaches. It’s Harder Than It Sounds,” published in the Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 12. The…

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Posted: January 16, 2019

The University of Florida (UF) announced today that its online programs have been ranked fifth best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The College of Journalism and Communications currently offers two online undergraduate programs in Telecommunication Media and Society and Public Relations.  Advertising and journalism courses will…

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Posted: January 15, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication senior Grace King won first place in the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Television Features Competition. Journalism senior Meredith Sheldon placed fourth in the contest. King’s entry featured a compilation of stories she produced for the WUFT-TV “Life After Maria” news special…

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Posted: January 14, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of the opinion column “UMD Owes Public Transparent Presidential Search” published in The Baltimore Sun on Jan. 10. According to LoMonte, higher education has never been more mismanaged and more…

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Posted: January 10, 2019

Summer Shelton, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student, will receive a $2,000 award from the American Academy of Advertising’s Dissertation Award Competition. Shelton’s dissertation, “Improving Representations of Disabilities in Advertising: Recommendations for Change,” focuses on how people with disabilities are represented in advertising. She explores the issue…

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Posted: January 10, 2019

Annelie Schmittel, Ph.D. 2015, is the new vice president of player development for the Philadelphia 76ers National Basketball Association organization. Schmittel, whose research at UF focused on crisis communication in sports, is now the highest-ranking female basketball operations executive for the team. She will oversee programs that help players both…

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Posted: January 9, 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 “Julian Assange Fails the Smell Test” published in The Washington Post on Jan. 7. Columnist Erik Wemple writes about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and a document…

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Posted: January 9, 2019

John Janokaitis, B.S. Telecommunication 1979, chief of media relations for Aerodyne Industries in Cape Canaveral, received the Kolcum News and Communications Award from the National Space Club in Oct. 2018. The award, named in honor of Harry Kolcum, former managing editor or Aviation Week & Space Technology, honors news media…

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Posted: January 9, 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 “Media Company Fires Back at Ex-Trump Staffer’s $100M Suit Over Stripper Abortion Report” published in Daily Business Review on Jan. 4. The story focuses on former…

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Posted: January 7, 2019

Research by Benjamin Johnson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, was cited in “At the Crossroads of Big Data and Cool,” published in the Las Cruces Sun News on Dec. 20. Johnson’s study, “Click Here to Look Clever: Self-Presentation Via Selective Sharing of Music and…

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Posted: January 4, 2019