Student News

Paul Mena, a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student, is the author of “Principles and Boundaries of Fact-Checking: Journalists’ Perceptions” published in Journalism Practice on Nov. 16. Mena reports on the outcome of his study featuring a survey examining journalists’ perceptions of fact-checking. The results showed…

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Posted: November 26, 2018

Ashleigh Kathryn, a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Professional Master’s student, is one of two finalists for the national PRNews PR Student of the Year Award. PRNews will announce the winner and highlight the achievements of the 2018 PR People finalists and Rising PR Stars 30 &…

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Posted: November 6, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumni, faculty and students were recognized at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) conferences in Austin, Texas in October. Del Galloway, B.S. Journalism 1981, M.A.M.C 1983 and 2002 Hall of Fame inductee, received…

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Posted: October 24, 2018

“Saving Student Newsrooms,” a resolution for support proposed by Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was approved at the annual Excellence in Journalism 2018 conference from Sept. 27-29 in Baltimore. Excellence in Journalism, a joint effort between the Society…

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Posted: October 12, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications graduate student Amanda Sams Bradshaw was the team leader for “It Takes a Village,” one of six finalist presentations at the Misinformation Solutions Forum sponsored by the Rita Allen Foundation at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 4. Bradshaw was…

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Posted: October 12, 2018

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists were selected to participate in a collaborative midterm elections video project hosted by The Washington Post and Instagram. Journalism senior Bailey LeFever, Journalism junior Mackenzie Behm and Telecommunication senior Veronika Vernachio worked with Washington Post editors to produce an…

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Posted: October 5, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) has teamed with sports marketing pioneer Dr. Marc Williams and Collegiate Starleague (CSL), the world’s first and largest collegiate esports organization, to develop a pipeline for students interested in the business side of esports. Williams, CEO and founder of Williams…

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Posted: October 1, 2018

Austin Vining, a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student, is the author of “I’m Not Throwing Away My Shot (At Protecting Anonymous Speech)” published in the Orlando Sentinel on Aug. 27. In the commentary, Vining discusses First Amendment protection for anonymous speech. He cites challenges to…

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Posted: August 30, 2018

Alyssa Bethencourt, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication senior, has been selected for the Fox News Campus Ambassador Program at Fox News Channel. Bethencourt is one of 18 college students from across the county to be chosen to represent the Fox News brand on their respective campus…

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Posted: August 30, 2018

Amanda Sams Bradshaw, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising doctoral student and health communications researcher, is the author of “Overcoming Vaccination Myths: Could Addressing the Facts During Prenatal Visits Help?” published in The Conversation on Aug. 15. In the article, Bradshaw reports on studies, including her own,…

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Posted: August 16, 2018

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