Student News

Spiro Kiousis, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications executive associate dean, is the co-author of the second edition of the textbook, “Political Public Relations: Concepts, Principles and Applications,” published by CRC Press on Aug. 16. Kiousis and Jesper Strömbäck, professor in the  Department of Journalism, Media and Communication…

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Posted: August 21, 2019

Five University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists are the recipients of National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) 2019 Salute to Excellence Awards. The annual awards honor college students, professionals and media organizations involved in print, broadcast and online journalism and marketing and communications. The digital and…

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Posted: August 13, 2019

Matthew Cretul, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student, has been selected for a fall 2019 UF Health Cancer Center cancer policy internship. Graduate student interns work with the team at the UF Federal Relations office in Washington, D.C., on legislative support related to cancer policy. They…

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Posted: August 12, 2019

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate…

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Posted: August 12, 2019

Austin Vining, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Graduate Research Fellow and doctoral student, received first place in the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy inaugural James R. Cleary Prize. The competition honors papers published in 2018 that most creatively…

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Posted: August 5, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) doctoral student Daniel Pimentel’s virtual reality climate science simulation was featured in “TESI Grant Recipient Brings Middle Schoolers to Antarctica Using Virtual Reality” published on the Florida Museum of Natural History website on July 9. The 10-minute interactive experience, “Virtual Climate…

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Posted: August 5, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists, alumni and staff from WUFT-TV/FM and Noticias WUFT were honored in the 25th annual Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Sunshine State Awards competition. A total of 18 awards were received in both professional and student divisions for work on radio,…

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Posted: July 22, 2019

Spiro Kiousis, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications executive associate dean, is the co-author of “Mediated Public Diplomacy in the Digital Age: Exploring the Saudi and the U.S. Governments’ Agenda-building During Trump’s Visit to the Middle East” published in Public Relations Review on June 29. Kiousis and CJC…

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Posted: July 5, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and graduate students presented their research at the UF Institute on Aging (IOA) Research Day on June 18. Public Relations Associate Professor Carma Bylund, Advertising Associate Professor Carla Fisher, and doctoral students Amanda Kastrinos, Michaela Devyn Mullis, Greenberr​y “Tripp” Taylor and…

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Posted: June 19, 2019

WUFT-FM is the recipient of a 2019 National Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) in the Small Market Radio Sports Reporting category for “Overcoming Adversity Through Archery.” The story, by Meredith Sheldon, B.S. Telecommunication 2019, features a veteran who took up archery after losing…

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Posted: June 18, 2019

WUFT-FM student journalists received first and second place awards at the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) 2019 Awards ceremony on June 15 in Washington, D.C. The public radio station, an affiliate of NPR, is located at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. The PRNDI awards are…

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Posted: June 17, 2019

Camille Respess, a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism junior, is the recipient of the 2019 Acel Moore Scholarship for Community Journalism from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The scholarship honors students who embrace a deep regard for “regular folk” and the courage to speak…

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Posted: June 14, 2019