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Weimer Hall

Weimer Hall is considered one of the finest educational journalism buildings in the nation. Named for Rae Weimer, the first dean of the College, the school moved into the $6.3 million building in 1980, and added the $3.1 million, Alvin G. Flanagan Telecommunication Wing in 1990. Additional media properties space was added in 2001 and the Innovation News Center was completed in 2012.

In addition to 20 classrooms and laboratories, Weimer Hall houses the Innovation News Center, four radio stations, two television stations, research facilities, a 250-seat auditorium and 11 satellite ground stations.

The College provides some 300-networked computers equipped with the latest computer hardware and software packages. Weimer’s well-equipped laboratories and classrooms also provide experience with professional-quality equipment, including television and radio production hardware, reporting and editing terminals, digital still cameras, and computerized graphics equipment.

Division of Media Properties 

Students Nickelle Smith and Stephanie Denardo in the radio booth.

The College’s Division of Media Properties, located in the Flanagan Wing of Weimer Hall, includes seven broadcast stations, allowing students from throughout the College to gain experience in a competitive broadcast marketplace.  More than 300 students work in news, sports, production, management positions, web design, promotions and advertising for the radio and television stations each semester.

The College’s TV properties include PBS-affiliate WUFT-TV/DT, and commercial television station WRUF-TV. Radio properties include NPR affiliate WUFT-FM, and commercial radio stations ESPN 850 AM/95.3 FM (WRUF-AM),  Country 103.7 the Gator provides residents across North Central Florida with the market’s only contemporary country radio station.

The College also houses GatorVision, the University Athletic Association’s broadcast operations, where students work behind-the-scenes on UF sports events.

For more information on the media properties, visit: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/home/main-immersion/mediaproperties/

Innovation News Center

The Innovation News Center is the home of the College’s news, weather and sports operations, providing multimedia content for the North Central Florida community.

The INC provides nearly 100 seats for reporters, producers and editors working together to report the news in both English and Spanish. The space also includes a news set where students broadcast news each weeknight,  studios for radio broadcasting and podcasts, and a control room where students work behind the scenes to produce live broadcasts.

For more on the INC, visit: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/home/immersion/inc.

The Agency

Led by professional and staffed by students, The Agency is a real-world strategic communication agency where students work alongside professionals to produce campaigns for local, regional and national clients. Students work on strategy, research, creative, content, social media and more clients including McDonald’s, Uber, P&G, Coca-Cola, T-Mobile and Alexa.

For more on The Agency, visit: http://theagency.jou.ufl.edu/

Professional Advising and Teaching Hub (PATH)

Located off the atrium on the ground floor, PATH is the place to go for academic advising, admissions, scholarship information, student inclusion and career preparation and placement help.

For more on PATH, visit https://www.jou.ufl.edu/path/.

Allen H. Neuharth Reading Room

The Allen H. Neuharth Reading Room is located on the 3rd floor of Library West and is a part of the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries system.

The primary mission is to serve the instructional and research needs of the students, faculty and staff in the College of Journalism and Communications. The library provides reference materials, a circulating collection of books, scholarly journals, newsletters, professional/trade journals, newspapers, and popular magazines. Computer workstations are available to access the extensive databases and other resources. Reference and research assistance is also available. Neuharth founded USA Today in 1982 and retired from Gannett in 1989.