College News

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student Yewande O. Addie is the author of “Black Women Prefer Hair Products Marketed with Them in Mind” published in The Conversation on Feb. 28. According to Addie, black consumers, especially black women, long to feel authentically represented in an advertising…

Read more
Posted: March 3, 2020

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications will induct five alumni into the College’s Hall of Fame at its annual awards banquet on April 17, 2020. This honor was created in 1970 to recognize alumni who have excelled in their careers and has been awarded to only 161…

Read more
Posted: February 28, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Social Media Platforms Can Censor Speech, but Restrictions Might Be Coming” published in ADWEEK on Feb. 27. The article focuses on a ruling by San Francisco’s Ninth U.S. Circuit Court…

Read more
Posted: February 28, 2020

Four University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations seniors have been selected for membership in the University of Florida Hall of Fame, the highest recognition given annually to student leaders at UF. The 2020 UF Hall of Fame recipients are: Ashley Garner, Black Student Union President Carolyn…

Read more
Posted: February 27, 2020

Jacqueline Olive, M.A.M.C. 2007, is featured in “Filmmaker Explores First Steps Toward Justice and Reconciliation” published in the “Independent Lens” Race & Ethnicity blog on pbs.org on Feb. 20. Olive is an independent non-fiction filmmaker who made her feature documentary directing debut with the searing Always in Season, which premiered…

Read more
Posted: February 25, 2020

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, is the author of “Racing Icon Hurley Haywood Gets Real About His Personal Life and Career” published in Flamingo magazine on Feb. 24. Basu chronicles the life of Hurley Haywood, one of…

Read more
Posted: February 25, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project associate director and Telecommunication associate professor, was quoted in “Fort Pierce Commissioner Jeremiah Johnson, Rick Reed Settle Lawsuit Over Twitter Access” published in TCPalm.com on Feb. 24. The article focuses on Fort Pierce critic…

Read more
Posted: February 25, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was interviewed in “Florida’s Top Doctor: Majority of Hepatitis A-Infected Restaurant Workers Kept Secret from Public” featured on WFTS, the ABC-television affiliate in Tampa, Florida on Feb. 24. The story focuses on…

Read more
Posted: February 25, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising and Master’s students and staff are the recipients of 2020 Student and Professional American Advertising Federation (AAF) Gainesville ADDY Awards. The annual competition for creative work completed in 2019 is coordinated by AAF Gainesville, a member of the AAF Florida/Caribbean 4th…

Read more
Posted: February 24, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication senior Sofia Mingote received third place in the 2020 Hearst Journalism Awards Radio and News Features Competition. Telecommunication junior Taylor Levesque placed 13th in the contest. As a top ten finalist, Mingote qualifies for the National Radio Championship in Houston, Texas…

Read more
Posted: February 24, 2020

Benjamin Johnson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, was selected as one of four co-editors of Media Psychology, one of the leading journals in communication research. Johnson will edit the journal alongside Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, Marina Krcmar and Leonard Reinecke. They will begin accepting…

Read more
Posted: February 21, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was interviewed for the Feb. 18 edition of “Capital Report” broadcast on public radio stations throughout Florida. LoMonte commented on a push by the Florida Legislature to make presidential searches at Florida’s…

Read more
Posted: February 21, 2020