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University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication alumni and students were recently honored in the 2019 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts – News and Student Film and Video Competitions. In the Student Television News competition, Noticias WUFT, the student Spanish-language news program, received top honors…

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Posted: April 10, 2019

Most podcast users are millennial males, listen weekly, and engage with podcasts at home, according to a major new study by the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) and Futuri Media, a leading audience engagement and sales intelligence technology firm. Results were presented at the National Association…

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Posted: April 10, 2019

Marcia DiStaso, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Department chair, will be one of four inductees into the PRNEWS PR Measurement Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C. on April 18. For the past nine years, PRNEWS has honored academics and professionals for their efforts in advancing…

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Posted: April 9, 2019

Janice Krieger, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) director, and Samantha Paige, STCC postdoctoral research fellow, are the authors of “Recruitment in Online Research for COPD: Leveraging Social Media and Research Registries” published in ERJ Open Research 2019. In article, Paige, who is…

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Posted: April 9, 2019

Sylvia Chan-Olmstead, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication professor and Media Consumer Research director, is the co-author of “Factors Affecting Smartphone Dependency of Media Consumers” published in the Journal of Mobile Communications on April 1. Chan-Olmstead, along with doctoral student Min Xiao, examined the phenomenon of smartphone…

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Posted: April 9, 2019

Rita Linjuan Men, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations associate professor, is the co-author of “Creating a Positive Emotional Culture: Effect of Internal Communication and Impact on Employee Supportive Behaviors” published in Public Relations Review on April 1. The article, co-authored by CJC doctoral student Cen…

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Posted: April 9, 2019

Linda Hon, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations professor, has received a grant from the Arthur W. Page Center to study the “Antecedents and Outcomes of Corporate Political Advocacy Among Consumers.” The funding is a part of the Center’s Page/Legacy Scholar Grant program. Hon, in partnership with CJC…

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Posted: April 9, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Director Frank LoMonte’s opinion article “Finding University Presidents in Secret Helps Profiteers, Not the Public” was published in the Orlando Sentinel on April 8. LoMonte comments on legislation that recently passed the Florida House Senate Affairs…

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Posted: April 9, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications announced today that the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information has been awarded $125,000 from the Hearst Foundations for the Center’s “Data Deserts” initiative. The initiative, which will be named the Hearst Data Deserts Project, is intended to improve the quality…

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Posted: April 8, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists received nominations in the 2019 Suncoast Student Production Awards competition sponsored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Suncoast Chapter. In the College Newscast category, Sofia Millar, Dolores Hinckley, Laurel Biddy, Alexis Howard, Claudia Perez-Brito, Gisselle Garcia,…

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Posted: April 4, 2019

Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students were selected for the International Radio Television Society (IRTS) Summer Fellowship Program in New York City.  Telecommunication junior Kaylin Bailey will intern with the NBC Universal Sales Department and Telecommunication junior Sam Houle will intern at the Television Bureau of…

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Posted: April 4, 2019

Kelly Kelly, a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student, has received a 2018-19 UF Graduate Student Teaching Award. Each academic year, the UF Graduate School recognizes the best, brightest and most industrious of UF’s graduate teaching assistants for their work as instructors in the classroom and…

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Posted: April 4, 2019