College News

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications and Center for Public Interest Communications director, was quoted in “Oregon Tries Humor in Fight Against Salmonella” published in the Central Oregon newspaper, The Bulletin, on Nov. 20. The article focuses on a…

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Posted: November 26, 2018

Paul Mena, a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student, is the author of “Principles and Boundaries of Fact-Checking: Journalists’ Perceptions” published in Journalism Practice on Nov. 16. Mena reports on the outcome of his study featuring a survey examining journalists’ perceptions of fact-checking. The results showed…

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Posted: November 26, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Dean Diane McFarlin was quoted today in a New York Times‘ opinion blog post “Celebrating Local Journalism“. The blog post, written by New York Times columnist David Leonhardt, discusses the value of local journalism and shares a list of great local stories submitted by…

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Posted: November 21, 2018

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, published “Kent State Needs an Open Presidential Search” in the Record-Courier (Kent, Ohio) on Nov. 18. LoMonte comments on the transparency of a new search for the next Kent State president, after…

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Posted: November 20, 2018

Jamie Dupree, B.S. Broadcasting 1985, received the Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Reporting on Congress from the Radio Television Correspondent’s Association (RTCA) at their 74th annual dinner on Nov. 14. Dupree is the senior Washington correspondent for  Cox Media Group’s Washington Bureau. Dupree’s 32-year career was derailed during the middle…

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Posted: November 19, 2018

Two articles by University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and doctoral students were featured in the November 2018 Public Relations Journal Volume 12: Issue 2. “Strategic Use of Facebook for Public Engagement in Higher Education Institutions,” by Public Relations doctoral student Patrick Thelen and Public Relations Associate…

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Posted: November 19, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) today announced that former Dean John Wright would be retiring from teaching after 36 years at the College. Following is a message from Dean Diane McFarlin to faculty and staff: John Wright’s decision to retire comes after a brilliant academic…

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Posted: November 15, 2018

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and Bob Graham Center for Public Service Environmental Journalist-in-Residence, has been named to the 2019 Water Institute Graduate Fellows (WIGF) faculty team. The WIGF program supports interdisciplinary teams of six doctoral student Fellows and their faculty advisors as they conduct…

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Posted: November 15, 2018

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program in social media, was quoted in “Political News is Bad for People, Specifically Parents” published on Fatherly.com on Oct. 25. The article looks at the possible impact of watching too much news and the effect that it…

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Posted: November 12, 2018

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “University of Northern Colorado Won’t Release Records Related to Suspended Fraternity” published in the Greeley (Colo.) Tribune on Nov. 7. The article focuses on the University of Northern Colorado’s refusal…

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Posted: November 8, 2018

Dania Alexandrino, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovation News Center Spanish-language news manager is the recipient of the 2018 UF International Educator of the Year Award for staff. The award acknowledges outstanding contributions by faculty and staff to the internationalization of the College and the University. Alexandrino…

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Posted: November 7, 2018

Norm Lewis, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor, has been named to the College’s James M. Cox, Jr. Foundation/The Palm Beach Post Professorship in New Media. The professorship was endowed in 1998 by the James M. Cox Foundation and The Palm Beach Post to support…

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Posted: November 7, 2018