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Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student productions were nominated for Emmy Awards in the 38th Annual College Television Awards Competition sponsored by the Television Academy Foundation. The Sept. 2, 2016 edition of “WUFT News First at Five” was honored in the Newscast category and the “2016…

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Posted: March 30, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism senior Drea Cornejo is the first place finalist in the Multimedia News category in the 2016 Hearst Journalism Awards. She will now advance to the national competition. Cornejo also placed sixth in the Picture Story category. Her Photo Story project, “From…

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Posted: March 30, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication students Ryan Nelson and Taylor Trache were runners-up in the Society of Professional Journalists student Mark of Excellence national competition. Nelson was honored in the “Radio In-Depth Reporting” category for a story on the demand for bear taxidermy following the Florida…

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Posted: May 12, 2016

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the winners of the 2016 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. WUFT-FM received top honors in three categories of the Region 13 Small Market Radio Competition. “Gainesville’s Homeless Problem” received Best Documentary, “Not Disabled – Differently Abled!” was awarded for Best Series…

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Posted: April 19, 2016

Ph.D. students Gillian Wheat and Nicki Karimipour have been awarded 2015/2016 Graduate Student Teaching Awards. Gillian, a graduate student in Telecommunication, teaches telecommunication programming. Nicki, a graduate student in Journalism, teaches multi-media writing. Each year, the UF Graduate School recognizes the best, brightest and most industrious of the University of…

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Posted: April 13, 2016

Four University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students have been accepted into the University Scholars Program for 2016-2017. The program introduces students to academic research by offering the opportunity to work one-on-one with UF faculty on selected research projects. Acceptance is very competitive and only 200 students from…

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Posted: April 8, 2016

Winners Ryan Nelson — Radio In-depth Reporting for Busy Taxidermists Taylor Trache — Radio Sports Reporting for Jockeys—misunderstood athletes Molly Robinson — Best All-Around Television Newscast for WUFT NEWS First at Five Paige Andringa — Television News and Feature Photography for Ziplining Finalists The Fine Print Magazine staff at the…

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Posted: March 31, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication News and  Production students won five grand prizes at the NBS Convention’s 53rd Annual Student Electronic Media Competition held March 16, 2016, in Burbank, California. Winners included: Video News Package:  Allison Valdez — “Humane Society” Live Newscast:  Jacob Schrull — WUFT News First at Five,…

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Posted: March 17, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students Kelbin Ramirez, B.S. Telecommunication 2015, and Tanai Milgram, B.S. Telecommunication 2015, have been nominated for a Television Academy Foundation student Emmy Award. “OutintheVille” was recognized in the 37th Annual College Television Awards “Series-Unscripted” category. “OutintheVille” features a student-run reality food series that provides…

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Posted: March 14, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Online Master’s student Danielle Riley was one of two grand-prize winners in the Institute for Public Relations’ (IPR) first global Infographic Design Competition for students. Riley, a student in the Web Design and Online Communication online master’s program, won for her “The…

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Posted: January 28, 2016

Thirteen University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students and one Journalism class instructor have received 2015 Anderson Scholars awards. The Anderson Scholars award was established by the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to recognize outstanding academic achievements by undergraduates in their first two years of enrollment.…

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Posted: January 11, 2016

The UF Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) received national recognition at the organization’s 2015 conference in Atlanta, including Star Chapter Recognition. The College’s Bateman Case Study Competition team received their second place prize at the conference as well. Individual honors were bestowed on UF Chapter…

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Posted: November 23, 2015