Student News

“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

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