Student News

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

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has tied for fourth overall in the 2017 Hearst Journalism Awards Intercollegiate Competition.  The high placement was a result of CJC student journalists receiving 15 individual awards. The Hearst program holds year-long competitions for journalism undergraduates in writing, photojournalism, broadcast news…

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Posted: May 25, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Junior Josie Kuhlman received the prestigious 2017 NCAA Elite 90 Award Winner for women’s tennis on the eve of the NCAA Championships “Round of 16.” This honor goes to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the…

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Posted: May 22, 2017

“Austin Vining: Ministry of Truth a Looming Danger” was published in The Gainesville Sun on April 27. Vining, a graduate research fellow with the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is a former reporter for The Vicksburg Post. Vining comments…

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Posted: May 19, 2017

Pumphrey Law Firm awards scholarships to college-bound seniors and freshman college students based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and an expressed interested in legal issues and legal studies. Eligibility In order to be eligible for the Semi-Annual Pumphrey Law Scholarship, applicants must: Be a Florida resident Accepted or currently…

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Posted: May 17, 2017

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications seniors were recognized by the UF Alumni Association (UFAA) for Spring 2017 Outstanding Leader Awards. Each semester, UFAA recognizes graduating Gators who exemplify leadership by inspiring peers and leaving a positive legacy  while demonstrating respect, integrity and excellence. Journalism student Jenny…

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Posted: May 15, 2017