College News

Pat Ford, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations visiting professional-in-residence, is quoted in “One Step to a Successful Life: Keep Going” published in Thrive Global on June 12. The article features tips for graduates from 100 successful people. The top response themes that resonated for a…

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Posted: June 19, 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

Rob Hiaasen, B.S. Telecommunication 1981 and Hall of Fame 2018, was honored posthumously with the Richard M. Clurman Award at the annual Livingston Awards luncheon in New York for encouraging and nurturing young journalists. Hiaasen, the former assistant editor and columnist for the Capitol Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, was…

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Posted: June 19, 2019

Annie Neimand, Center for Public Interest Communications director, and Samantha Wright, Exposure Labs managing director of impact, are the co-authors of “How to Use Stories to Bring ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ Together” published in Stanford Social Innovation Review on June 17. In the article, Neimand and Wright suggest that social organizations…

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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

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Florida Universities Have Turned Athletics Departments into Quasi-Private Arms. What Does that Mean for Public Accountability?” published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on June 17. The article addresses Florida’s…

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Posted: June 18, 2019

Mike Weigold, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) associate dean for undergraduate affairs and enrollment management, will step down from his position during the fall semester, once a new associate dean is named. He will continue to oversee the CJC Online undergraduate program as well as assessment…

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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

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “Whistleblowers’ Rights Could Be at Risk Under Trump’s New Labor Board” published in CNN Business Perspective on cnn.com. LoMonte writes about the Trump administration’s appointment of new National Labor…

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Posted: June 14, 2019

Roxane Coche, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Sports Journalism and Communication associate director and Telecommunication assistant professor, was interviewed on Ghanaian television about the opening of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and why the tournament deserves bigger venues. Coche was interviewed by journalist Angela Asante for an…

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Posted: June 14, 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

Ron Rodgers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor and graduate coordinator, was a finalist for the Frank Luther Mott – Kappa Tau Alpha (KTA) Journalism & Mass Communication Research Award for his book The Struggle for the Soul of Journalism: The Pulpit versus the Press,…

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Posted: June 14, 2019