College News

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and Bob Graham Center for Public Service Environmental Journalist-in-Residence, is the author of “The Nasty Political Fight Over Our First Weather Forecasts” published in Politico Magazine. In the article, Barnett traces this history of weather forecasting back to the early…

Read more
Posted: September 16, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Assistant Professor Jordan Alpert, Advertising Associate Professor Huan Chen and doctoral student Kelsy-Ann Adams are the authors of “E-cigarettes and Social Media: Attitudes and Perceptions of Young Adults to Social Media Messages” published in Addiction Research & Theory on Sept. 16.…

Read more
Posted: September 16, 2019

NJ Advance Media and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel are the recipients of the 2019 University of Florida Award for Investigative Data Journalism presented annually by the Online News Association (ONA). The $15,000 prize, the largest offered by the ONA, will be shared by the winners. NJ Advance Media won in…

Read more
Posted: September 15, 2019

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 “Spent a Decade Online? Time to Do Some Cleaning Up” published on Rewire on Sept. 9. The article focuses on millennials and Gen Z’s who…

Read more
Posted: September 11, 2019

Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication professor and Media Consumer Research director, is the co-author of“Substitutability and Complementarity of Broadcast Radio and Music Streaming Services: The Millennial Perspective” published in Mobile Media & Communication on Sept. 9. Chan-Olmsted, along with UFCJC doctoral student Rang Wang…

Read more
Posted: September 11, 2019

Diane McFarlin, dean of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), and Frank LoMonte, UFCJC Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, are the co-authors of “We Must Save Student Newsrooms” published in Inside Higher Ed on Sept. 11. McFarlin and LoMonte report on the current state…

Read more
Posted: September 11, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) today announced that Vanessa Wakeman, founder and CEO of The Wakeman Agency, one of the nation’s leading social change agencies, has joined the College as a Public Relations Department Professional-in-Residence for the 2019-20 academic year. “We are extremely thrilled and…

Read more
Posted: September 11, 2019

Diane McFarlin, dean of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), has been named to the second annual Florida Trend Florida 500 list. Florida 500 is a Florida Trend special section that highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state. The list…

Read more
Posted: September 9, 2019

The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information today announced the debut of the Journal of Civic Information, the first open-access, interdisciplinary journal that publishes peer-reviewed research related to the field of public information accessibility. The journal, which will include articles from both scholars and practitioners, will publish online quarterly. Topics will…

Read more
Posted: September 4, 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 “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says She Has the Right to Block Critics on Social Media – A Court Ruling Against Trump Suggests She Might Not” published in Business…

Read more
Posted: September 4, 2019

Ted Spiker, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Department chair, is the co-author of a chapter in the book “The Routledge Companion to American Literary Journalism” to be published on Dec. 2. The book provides an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and international study of American literary journalism engaging the…

Read more
Posted: September 4, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student Pamala Proverbs will receive two awards at the PRSA Educators Academy Super Saturday on Oct. 19 in San Diego. Her paper, “Corporate Political Defiance— A Case Study on CEO’s New Motive for Corporate Social Responsibility” will be recognized as the…

Read more
Posted: August 30, 2019