Student News

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) student journalists were honored at the Hearst Journalism Awards National Championships ceremony on June 7. Alexa Lorenzo, B.S. Telecommunication 2018, received the top honor for TV reporting and a $10,000 scholarship. Drea Cornejo, B.S. Journalism 2018, received third place in…

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Posted: June 11, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) student journalists placed third in the 2018 Hearst Journalism Awards multimedia team news/reporting category for “Cuba: Outside In.” The website chronicles the May 2017 Cuba study abroad trip by CJC student journalists and professionals to capture the essence of this Caribbean…

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Posted: May 18, 2018

Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) student journalists and a WUFT News special report were recognized in the 2018 Suncoast Student Production Awards competition sponsored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Suncoast Chapter. In addition, UFCJC students received six of the 27…

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Posted: May 14, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students were honored in the 2017 Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards (MOE) competition. Students were recognized for their work on radio, television, print and online by professional judges with at least three years of journalism experience. UF…

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Posted: May 14, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Master’s student Joshua Schery is the author of the opinion column, “The Reality of Living Without Net Neutrality,” published in The Gainesville Sun on May 1. Schery focuses on the official end of net neutrality that occurred on April 23. He quells…

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Posted: May 3, 2018

Abby Cronin, a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising senior, won first place in the 2018 Public Service Announcements for International Disasters PSAid Contest Infographic category for “Your Two Cents.” PSAid hosts a nationwide annual contest for students to create a public service announcement (PSA) for the…

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Posted: May 3, 2018

WUFT-FM and WUFT.org, operated by the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, were awarded five Region 13 RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards including best Web site and overall excellence. The 2018 competition recognized the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and digital news organizations around the world.…

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Posted: April 25, 2018

The American Association of Advertising Agencies announced that 19 University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications participants have been placed in positions at top agencies as part of their Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP). MAIP’s mission is to provide the highest quality, diverse talent and to provide the advertising…

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Posted: April 25, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Environmental Journalist in Residence Cynthia Barnett is the author of “How A Hurricane Whipped Up Student Energy/Poverty Project,” published in the Society of Environmental Journalists EJ Academy on April 18. The article focuses on “Energy Burden,” a five-day series investigating the intersection…

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Posted: April 25, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications honors its best and brightest students, faculty and alumni each year. The annual College Awards Banquet was held on April 20 at the UF Hilton and Conference Center in Gainesville. Telecommunication senior Andrew Briz received the Ruth and Rae O. Weimer…

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Posted: April 20, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations senior Woody Joseph was one of six college student contributors to the AECOM National Millennial Community blog. Joseph’s comments were featured in “Speaking with Millennial Changemakers” posted on April 13. AECOM Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer…

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Posted: April 20, 2018