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Actuality Media leads global experiential education programs for people who want to tell stories that matter. Our students travel around the world to learn and practice the art of nonfiction storytelling. On each trip, students produce documentaries that feature the work of international changemakers during a month-long outreach. In 2019,…

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Posted: February 14, 2019

Update (Feb. 13, 2019) — Katherine Campione was interviewed about this story on the Feb. 12, 2019 broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered.” University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Journalism seniors Katherine Campione and Christina Morales and CJC alumnus, Vincent McDonald, B.S. Journalism 2018, are the authors…

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Posted: February 13, 2019

The Fine Print is having its spring general body meeting in Anderson Hall Room 34, February 19th, at 7:30pm, to discuss pitches for our upcoming issue and assign stories. If you’re interested in writing for us, this is your last chance to work on an issue before the end of…

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Posted: February 12, 2019

The Agency at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), UFCJC Ad Society and the UF chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of American (UF PRSSA), partnered to create the first-ever Brand Bowl during the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. The Brand Bowl was designed to…

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Posted: February 6, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Journalism Department Chair Ted Spiker and doctoral student Rachel Damiani are the co-authors of “Everywhere in Your Body is Tissue Called Fascia. Scientists are Unlocking Its Secrets,” published in The Washington Post on Jan. 26. Damiani and Spiker’s article looked at…

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Posted: January 30, 2019

Every year, the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) awards three $1,200 scholarship to students studying political science, business administration, public administration or journalism/mass communications. Eligible students must have finished two years of junior college or undergraduate work (enough credits for enrollment as a junior). Applicants must be…

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Posted: January 23, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication senior Grace King won first place in the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Television Features Competition. Journalism senior Meredith Sheldon placed fourth in the contest. King’s entry featured a compilation of stories she produced for the WUFT-TV “Life After Maria” news special…

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Posted: January 14, 2019

Summer Shelton, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student, will receive a $2,000 award from the American Academy of Advertising’s Dissertation Award Competition. Shelton’s dissertation, “Improving Representations of Disabilities in Advertising: Recommendations for Change,” focuses on how people with disabilities are represented in advertising. She explores the issue…

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Posted: January 10, 2019

This is a chance to acknowledge students who made outstanding efforts in these areas and too often go unrecognized and unrewarded. Students who apply and are selected recipients will have the opportunity to attend a banquet with President Fuchs as well as receive a medallion they can wear for graduation.…

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Posted: January 3, 2019

“Peak Florida,” created by students in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications fall 2018 Environmental Journalism course, focuses on how Florida’s population growth, weakened development regulations, and accelerated climate change is affecting the Sunshine State. “Peak Florida” tells the story in five parts: Florida’s Growth, The Fate…

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Posted: December 21, 2018

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