College News

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Lawsuit Over Underhill’s Facebook May Set Precedent for How Politicians Use Social Media” published in Pensacola News Journal on Nov. 18. The article focuses on a lawsuit against Escambia County…

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Posted: November 20, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations doctoral student Alexis Bajalia has been awarded the Grunig PRIME Research Fellowship from the Institute for Public Relations (IPR)  at their 58th Annual Distinguished Lecture and Awards Dinner in New York City. The PRIME Fellowship is one of the most…

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Posted: November 20, 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 “Which Streaming TV Service is Right for Me?” published in Best Company on Nov. 11. “With new streaming services coming soon, the current streaming landscape…

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Posted: November 20, 2019

James Babanikos, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication professor, has been selected as the new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs effective Dec. 1. In this role, he will oversee undergraduate and transfer student recruitment and enrollment, student advising, student academic progress and updates to the undergraduate catalog. Babanikos…

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Posted: November 19, 2019

Carma Bylund, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations associate professor, was featured in “LLS-Funded Study Aims to Support Caregivers,” a Nov. 2019 blog post on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) website. Bylund and Carla Fisher, UFCJC Advertising associate professor, received a three-year, $323,000 grant…

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Posted: November 19, 2019

Raegan Burden, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising lecturer of cultural engagement, has been selected by The 3% Movement as the academic “3% Voices Contributor” covering the 2019 conference. In this role, she will produce four editorials that will be featured on 3% Voices, which is distributed to…

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Posted: November 19, 2019

JaNeika James and JaSheika James, both B.S. Telecommunication 2003, are the recipients of a 2019  Sentinel Award for their role as writers for “Depth of Grief,” an episode about HIV/AIDS on Twentieth Century Fox’s “Empire.” The twin sisters now serve as supervising producers for the hit television series. The Sentinel…

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Posted: November 19, 2019

Yulia Strekalova, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications research assistant professor and director of Grants Development, is the co-author on two chapters in the new book Communicating Mental Health: History, Contexts, and Perspectives.  The book, to be published on Dec. 15, explores mental health through the lens of…

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Posted: November 18, 2019

Yulia Strekalova, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications research assistant professor and director of Grants Development, has been invited to be a grant writing coach for the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). NRMN is a National Institute of Health funded multi-institutional effort that supports research development focusing on…

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Posted: November 14, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Associate Professor Tim Sorel’s film, “Small Town-Big Dreams” premiered at the U.S. Department of Education Division of English Language Acquisition National Conference in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 14. Sorel has been in production with “Small Town-Big Dreams” since the beginning of 2018.…

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Posted: November 14, 2019

Tony Hernandez, B.S. Telecommunication 1997 and Hall of Fame 2019, today will receive the Creative Leadership Award on behalf of Jax Media at the Variety New Leaders Event in New York City. Jax Media, founded in 2011 by Emmy Award-winner Hernandez, Emmy-nominated producer Lilly Burns and John Skidmore, has produced…

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Posted: November 14, 2019

Rachael Jones, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information legal fellow and UF law student Virginia Hamrick, are the authors of “Reporting on NDAs and #MeToo: How the Press May Obtain Standing to Challenge NDAs” published in the American Bar Association’s Communications Lawyer,…

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Posted: November 13, 2019