College News

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) today announced that Patrick Ford, worldwide vice chair and chief client officer for Burson-Marsteller, will join the College as a professional-in-residence for the 2017-18 academic year. Burson-Marsteller is one of the largest strategic communications and global public relations firms in…

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Posted: June 19, 2017

  University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication senior Ilario “Larry” Tornese is the first recipient of the G. Paul Smeyak Sports Journalism and Communications Internship Scholarship. Tornese recently served as a production operations intern at ESPN in Charlotte, North Carolina. “The internship was without a doubt one of…

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Posted: June 16, 2017

  Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor, was featured in “Women’s March Mural on 34th St. Wall Defaced” broadcast on June 13 on Gainesviile (Fla.) ABC-affiliate WCJB-TV20. The story focused on the “Seeds of Resistance” mural painted on the 34th Street wall in…

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Posted: June 16, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications frank Academy team recently trained 80 program officers and scientists from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The three-day training session in Washington, D.C., was designed to help scientists and program officers explain the value of their work and why it…

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Posted: June 16, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Professor and Department Chair Tom Kelleher’s 2006 article, “Organizational Blogs and the Human Voice: Relational Strategies and Relational Outcomes,” was selected by Google Scholar for inclusion in Classic Papers, “a collection of highly-cited papers in their area of research that have…

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Posted: June 15, 2017

James Babanikos, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication professor, has received an Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Merit for “Fred Turns Fifty” in the Film Short Category. Currently in its 14th year, the avant-garde worldwide competition strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and…

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Posted: June 15, 2017

Rebecca Patterson, B.S. Journalism 1990, was selected as chair of the University of Florida’s Investment Corporation (UFICO). During her six-year term, Patterson will work with a 12-member board of directors  to manage the University’s $157 billion endowment. UFICO promotes the educational purposes of UF by providing investment research, advice, counsel,…

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Posted: June 15, 2017

Cyndee O’Quinn has joined the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications as its new meteorologist. O’Quinn will work with Chief Meteorologist Jeff Huffman to prepare and present daily weather forecasts on radio, television, online, mobile and social media. They, along with student meteorologists in training, will also produce…

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Posted: June 14, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student and professional journalists were honored in the 67th Annual Green Eyeshade Awards, hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).UFCJC adjunct lecturer and graduate student Michael Stone won first place in the Print Magazine and Magazine Feature Writing categories for “The…

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Posted: June 13, 2017

Andrew Briz, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication senior, in collaboration with Los Angeles Times reporter Ryan Menezes, created an interactive map featuring the results of a runoff election for an open California congressional seat.  Briz is a data journalism summer intern at the Los Angeles Times.…

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Posted: June 13, 2017

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online  Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was featured in the discussion, Regulating Social Media in Wake of London’s Recent Terror Attacks, on CNBC Power Lunch on June 5. Selepak was joined by Kevin Werbach,…

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Posted: June 6, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumnus Charles D. Tobin, B.S. Journalism 1984, has become a partner in the Washington D.C. law firm Ballard Spahr. Tobin will be a part of the Media and Entertainment Law Group. Tobin comes to Ballard Spahr from Holland & Knight where he…

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Posted: June 6, 2017