Student News

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists, alumni and staff from WUFT-TV/FM, Noticias WUFT and The Independent Florida Alligator were honored in the 24th annual Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Sunshine State Awards competition. A total of 22 awards were received in both professional and student divisions…

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Posted: August 10, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral students Rachel Damiani, Amanda Kastrinos and Summer Shelton and Dr. Debbie Treise, Division of Graduate Studies and Research senior associate dean, are the authors of “Practice Makes Empowered: Cultivating Elderly Patients’ Voices to Protect Their Health Through an Interactive Training” published…

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Posted: August 9, 2018

Graham Olney, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising senior, is the author of “When You Chase a Dream and Catch It… Now What?” published on Medium on July 27. Olney served as a summer 2017 corporate intern working with Publicis Health CEO Nick Colucci in New York.…

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Posted: August 2, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral students Aqsa Bashir and Patrick Thelen have received $1,000 travel grants to attend the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Conference in Washington, D.C. in August. The AEJMC Research Committee received 36 applications and only 16 students were…

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Posted: July 18, 2018

WUFT-FM, located in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovation News Center, received first place for Best Writing Division C in the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) 2017 awards competition ceremony on June 23. CJC student journalist and Telecommunication senior Luke Sullivan’s “When the Lights Go…

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Posted: July 18, 2018

Stand-up comedian and actor Jay Pharoah will perform on July 10 in the University Auditorium at an event hosted by ACCENT Speakers Bureau. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 8:00 p.m. On Friday July 6th and Monday July 9th between the hours of 10:00…

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Posted: July 5, 2018

As a superstar softball pitcher, Kelly Barnhill has become a household name, at least in Gator Nation households. And she continues the legacy of star UF athletes pursuing communication careers. Since her commitment to UF, the rising Public Relations senior has notched eye-popping numbers. She holds the UF record in…

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Posted: July 3, 2018

Danielle Ivanov, a participant in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ (UFCJC) Summer Media Institute , was just completing an assignment for the College’s workshop for high-school students.  That assignment ended up on the front page of The Gainesville Sun.  Ivanov recently graduated from Gainesville High School and…

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Posted: July 3, 2018

Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students have been selected to participate in the prestigious Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Internship Program. Telecommunication junior Calie Michael will be a talent agency intern at Allegory Creative Management, LLC in Sherman Oaks, California, and Telecommunication senior Tamara Dobry was selected…

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Posted: July 2, 2018

WUFT.org is the recipient of a 2018 RTDNA National Edward R. Murrow Award in the Best Small Market Radio Website category. The website is home to WUFT News, North Central Florida’s NPR and PBS affiliate, disseminating news and information on radio, television and digital from the University of Florida College…

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Posted: June 21, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) student journalists had a stellar 2017-18 news awards season receiving both regional and national recognition in multiple competitions. The following is a summary of the honors. Hearst National and Intercollegiate Awards:  A total of 13 Intercollegiate awards, including one first-place winner…

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Posted: June 21, 2018

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) student journalists were honored at the Hearst Journalism Awards National Championships ceremony on June 7. Alexa Lorenzo, B.S. Telecommunication 2018, received the top honor for TV reporting and a $10,000 scholarship. Drea Cornejo, B.S. Journalism 2018, received third place in…

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Posted: June 11, 2018