Student News

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism  senior Drea Cornejo received third-place in the 2017 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest. Her winning entry, “Waiting for Water in Cuba,” examines the water woes facing the 2.1 million residents of Havana, where some people lack running water and must rely…

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Posted: August 23, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications online bachelor’s degree in Public Relations has received the number one ranking by Best Degree Programs for 2017. The ranking process involved reviewing 79 accredited institutions listed in the National Center for Education Statistic (NCES College Navigator) that offered online bachelor’s…

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Posted: July 27, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student Paul Mena will join a panel of educators for a MediaShift Twitter conversation on June 28 at 1 p.m. The discussion will focus on what steps educators are taking now to inform, prepare and inspire the next generation of journalists…

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Posted: June 28, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists and news staff were honored in the 2016 Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) Awards Competition. Two second-place awards were received, one in the Division C Breaking News and one in the Multi-Media Presentation categories, respectively, for “16-Year-Old Robert Dentmond…

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Posted: June 27, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students traveled to Berlin, Germany in May for a two-week photojournalism study aboard program led by CJC Journalism Associate Professor John Freeman. Seventeen students created multimedia pieces ranging from a Syrian refugee to artists to musicians. An online gallery, produced on-site in…

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Posted: June 27, 2017

  University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication senior Ilario “Larry” Tornese is the first recipient of the G. Paul Smeyak Sports Journalism and Communications Internship Scholarship. Tornese recently served as a production operations intern at ESPN in Charlotte, North Carolina. “The internship was without a doubt one of…

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Posted: June 16, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student and professional journalists were honored in the 67th Annual Green Eyeshade Awards, hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).UFCJC adjunct lecturer and graduate student Michael Stone won first place in the Print Magazine and Magazine Feature Writing categories for “The…

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Posted: June 13, 2017

Andrew Briz, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication senior, in collaboration with Los Angeles Times reporter Ryan Menezes, created an interactive map featuring the results of a runoff election for an open California congressional seat.  Briz is a data journalism summer intern at the Los Angeles Times.…

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Posted: June 13, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) graduate Maggie Lorenz, B.S. Telecommunication 2017, won first place for TV reporting and Journalism senior Drea Cornejo won top honors for Best Story of the Year at the Hearst Journalism Awards National Championships on June 1.  Caitie Switalski, B.S. Journalism 2017,…

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Posted: June 6, 2017