Student News

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and media technology innovator Futuri Media have partnered on an unprecedented research and development lab – GHQ – Futuri’s first engagement with a higher-education institution. The announcement was made during a presentation titled “Millennials, Gen Z’ers, and the Future of Media”…

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Posted: April 27, 2017

“That’s a Rap,” a podcast developed by University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students, aims to bridge the disconnect between college students and modern news media through music. Inspired by the success and virality of the musical “Hamilton,” a team of students from the CJC’s Hatch content and…

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Posted: April 27, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists investigated compliance with the state public record law in all 20 Florida district state attorney’s offices and found that the state lacks a uniform system to enforce the law. The resulting WUFT News report, Sunshine Lost: Florida’s Public Records Act…

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Posted: April 27, 2017

This week, J. Walter Thompson Company kicked off the New Year by opening applications for its third annual Helen Lansdowne Resor (HLR) Scholarship. The Scholarship is an international opportunity that addresses the lack of female creative leadership in the ad industry by empowering female college students with the support they…

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Posted: April 26, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students were honored in the 2017 Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards competition. Students were recognized for their work on radio, television, print and online. Region 3 is comprised of Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. First place…

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Posted: April 25, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student Mila Khalitova has been awarded the Grunig PRIME Research Fellowship from the Institute for Public Relations (IPR).  The PRIME Fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards for public relations doctoral students. The Fellowship, which is awarded annually, is named…

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Posted: April 14, 2017

The Florida Magazine Association honors the life and career of Doug Damerst by awarding a $1000 cash prize to an exceptional student majoring in the field of the journalism/communications. During his 10 years as editor-in-chief, Doug Damerst set an award-winning standard for the Orlando-based publication of the Florida Association of…

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Posted: April 13, 2017

The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarships for collegiate sports journalists. APSE, a national organization of sports editors, is awarding four scholarships to help motivate talented students to pursue a career in sports journalism. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore, junior or senior years in 2017 are…

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Posted: April 10, 2017

A statewide investigation of compliance with Chapter 119 of the Florida Public Records Act by WUFT News in Gainesville, Fla., has found that the state lacks a uniform system to enforce the public records law. WUFT investigated compliance with the state public records law in all 20 Florida district state…

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Posted: April 7, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has earned six top 10 finishes and two first place finishes in the prestigious 2016 Hearst Journalism Awards, the best performance in the competition in many years. Winners include: Caitie Switalski: first place in Radio Reporting Drea Cornejo: first place in…

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Posted: April 7, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students received six grand prize awards in the annual National Broadcasting Society-Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS-AERho) Awards competition. CJC had the second most winners of any participating University. Honorees include: Alexa Lorenzo, Audio News Package, “Superintendent Controversy” (Tie for first place) Caitie Switalski…

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Posted: April 7, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and graduate students presented papers and received awards at the 48th annual AEJMC Southeast Colloquium at the Texas Christian University Bob Schieffer College of Communication. The Colloquium is the oldest and most successful regional journalism and mass communication meeting. Clay Calvert,…

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Posted: April 6, 2017