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The WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) and WTBA (Women’s Tennis Benefit Association) today announced a partnership with the University of Florida, where WTBA will subsidize in-state tuition fees for WTA members who enroll in online master’s degrees from the UF College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) and the UF College of…

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Posted: October 8, 2019

Aminda Marqués González, B.S. Journalism 1986, publisher and executive editor of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, has been honored with the National Press Foundation’s Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award. According to a Miami Herald article announcing the award: “Mindy Marqués leads a newsroom which produces…

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Posted: October 8, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Why You Won’t Hear About Most Complaints Made Against Lansing Officer” published in the Lansing (Michigan) State Journal on Oct. 2. The article features a report about a committee tasked…

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Posted: October 3, 2019

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication associate professor, is quoted in “What the First Porta-Potty Can Teach Designers About Digital Privacy” published in Fast Company on Sept. 27. The article focuses on how to control and design for privacy in the digital realm and how…

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Posted: October 1, 2019

Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism professor, is quoted in “A Man Kissed a Reporter on Air Against Her Will. He’s Facing Harassment Charges” published in The Washington Post on Sept. 26. The article focuses on Eric Goodman interrupting an on-air news report by journalist…

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Posted: October 1, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Associate Professor Tim Sorel’s film, “My Kid is Not Crazy: A Search for Hope in the Face of Misdiagnosis,” is now available in the United Kingdom on Amazon Prime UK Video. Amazon, which is the exclusive over-the-top distributor for the film through…

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Posted: September 26, 2019

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students have been selected to attend the invitation-only Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop on Oct. 28-29 in Tallahassee. Telecommunication senior Dolores Hinckley, Journalism senior Melissa Hernandez and Journalism junior Karina Elwood will attend the workshop to learn about legal reporting and covering…

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Posted: September 26, 2019

The Collier Prize for State Government Accountability is now accepting entries for the $25,000 prize, one of the largest journalism prizes in the nation. Information about the prize and how to submit entries is available on the Collier Prize site. The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC)…

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Posted: September 25, 2019

Mira Lowe, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) assistant dean for student experiences and Innovation News Center director, is the new president of the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) for 2019-2020. JAWS is an organization for working journalists, journalism educators and researchers from across the country. Members meet in…

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Posted: September 24, 2019

Briana Erickson, B.S. Journalism 2017, and Rachel Crosby, B.S. Journalism 2015, received the Nevada Press Association‘s Annual Better Newspaper Contest Best Breaking News Reporting – Print first place award in the Urban Dailies division for “Video Shows Officers Waiting in Hallway During Las Vegas Shooting” published in the Las Vegas…

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Posted: September 24, 2019

Jacqueline Olive, M.A.M.C. 2007, was featured in “’Always in Season’ Review: Lynching is Not Just Part of America’s Past” published in The New York Times on Sept. 19. Olive is the creator of a documentary centering on the case of Lennon Lacy, an African American teen who was found hanging…

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Posted: September 24, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “OUC Workers Signed Non-Disclosure Pacts with Universal Orlando; Experts Question Why” published in the Orlando Sentinel on Sept. 18. The article addresses the issue of five Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)…

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Posted: September 18, 2019