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UF’s Spring 2017 Career Showcase: January 24 & 25

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Posted: January 12, 2017

UF’s Spring 2017 Career Showcase January 24 & 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center Career Showcase is going back to the newly renovated O’Connell Center on  Gale Lemerand Drive! Wherever your interests lie, there’s a variety of employers from diverse industries who have come to the University of Florida to network with students just like you. Day 1 will host non-technical employers, and Day 2 will host technical employers. Below is a list of companies attending Career Showcase, that are looking for Journalism and Communications majors like you! Click here to find out…

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National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) 1st Spring Meeting

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Posted: January 12, 2017

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Defining Moments: Yvette Miley, B.S. Broadcasting 1985, SVP, MSNBC and NBC News

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Posted: January 10, 2017

In 1985, Yvette Miley came to CJC to get her hands dirty. She had one goal: become immersed in broadcasting. On her third day on campus, she volunteered for WRUF-AM. There, Miley found her passion. So much so that she soon quit going to class, lost her scholarship and almost became homeless. Thanks to the wise words of Dean Emeritus Ralph Lowenstein, she got the wake-up call she needed to change her focus and make the most of her college experience. From then on, she worked tirelessly, developed a rich understanding of storytelling and built relationships that led her to…

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Diversity Meet Up: Pre-Showcase Connections

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Posted: January 10, 2017

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$5000 Grants for Greek American Communications Majors

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Posted: January 9, 2017

$5,000 GRANTS FOR GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATIONS MAJORS OF GREEK AMERICAN HERITAGE      Journalism and communications majors at the graduate and undergraduate level who are of Greek American heritage may apply for annual scholarships given in the amount of $5,000 in memory of Peter Agris, the late founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle. The non-renewable grants have been offered by the Alpha Omega Council of New England and the Agris family since 1993. Criteria for candidates includes: Greek American heritage; U.S. citizenship; current full-time enrollment as a journalism or related communications major at the graduate or undergraduate level in an accredited…

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The Management Leadership for Tomorrow Program Info Sessions

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Posted: January 9, 2017

The Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) program will be hosting an information session at the University of Florida on January 26 at 6 p.m. to inform students on how to be a part of this once in a lifetime opportunity. There will be free food at the event! The Career Prep program accepts African-American, Hispanic & Native American sophomores and helps prepare them for a diverse range of careers across a wide-range of industries. The meeting will be hosted by fellow UF classmates who are currently part of the MLT Career Prep program. MLT Career prep coach Rishal Stanciel will also be…

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UFCJC Student Wins Scholarship from Association for Women in Sports Media

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Posted: January 6, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication senior Kaitlin Alexander has been awarded the Founders Scholarship and an internship with CNN/Bleacher Report from the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM). She was one of eight students nationwide selected for a scholarship and internship. Alexander is the first student from the AWSM UF chapter to receive a scholarship from this organization. AWSM is a support network and advocacy group for women who work in sports writing, editing, broadcast and production, and public and media relations. CJC was awarded a chapter from the national organization in 2016 and now…

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Jasmine McNealy Published in Technology and Intellectual Property Journal

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Posted: January 6, 2017

An article by University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Assistant Professor Jasmine McNealy was recently published in the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. The article, entitled “Reconsidering Privacy-Promising Technologies,” was co-authored with University of Oregon Assistant Professor Heather Shoenberger. The article examines the idea of the “reasonable person” in the digital age based on the Federal Trade Commission’s settlement with Snapchat.  One of the criteria used by the FTC in evaluating deceptive practices is whether the deception was misleading “from the perspective of a consumer acting reasonably in the circumstance.”  In addition to defining privacy-promising…

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Yu-Hao Lee Received 2017 Emerging Scholars Research Grant

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Posted: January 6, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Assistant Professor Yu-Hao Lee has been awarded one of only four grants from the 2017 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Emerging Scholars Program. Lee’s proposal, ““Feeling Right about the News: A Motivated Information Processing Examination of the Effects of News Headline Framing on Selective Exposure and Elaboration,” was selected from a pool of 70 submissions. He received a $3,450 grant to complete the project by Feb. 2018. Selection criteria included an innovative approach and importance for the topic to the discipline; the quality of background research and methodology…

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CJC Alum Honored in Annual Hearst Journalism Awards Competition

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Posted: January 6, 2017

Ashley Lombardo, B.S. Journalism 2016, recently received eleventh place in the Feature Writing Category in the 57th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program. Lombardo wrote a powerful story about sex trafficking in Gainesville for Journalism Professor and Department Chair Ted Spiker’s Advanced Magazine Writing class last spring. The three-part series: “Hidden in Plain Sight,” “A Divorce from the Streets,” and “Break the Silence” was published online in The Fine Print. She spent uncountable hours reporting and developing this difficult project. Samantha Schuyler, B.S. Journalism 2016, assisted with editing and Journalism Associate Professor Norm Lewis offered vital mentoring on…

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