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WUFT-FM and WUFT-TV, operated by the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, are the winners of eight Region 13 RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. WUFT-FM received six and WUFT-TV received two regional awards and the winning entries will go on to the national competition. Radio awards include:…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

Art Levy, B.S. Journalism 1984, is the author of “Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators and Other Icons in the Sunshine State” published by University of Florida Press on April 23. The book is a compilation of 90 “Florida Icon” interviews Levy produced for Florida Trend magazine between 2007…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Advertising associate professor, is the co-author of “Exploring Patient Perspectives of Prediabetes and Diabetes Severity: A Qualitative Study” published in Psychology and Health on April 23. The article, by Fisher and co-authors Dean Seehusen and Military Primary Care Research…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was featured in “If Social Media Companies Don’t Regulate Themselves, There Will Be Government Overreach” broadcast on CNBC on April 22. Selepak joined CNBC’s “Power Lunch” team to…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

Carma Bylund, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations associate professor, and Carla Fisher, Advertising associate professor, have received a grant for $323,000 from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for “Improving Family and Healthcare Communication for Caregivers of Parents with Blood Cancer.” They will be conducting…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) today announced the creation of The Collier Prize for State Government Accountability, a prize that will be awarded annually at the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner starting in 2020. The $25,000 prize, one of the largest journalism prizes in…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

Mira Lowe, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Innovation News Center (INC) director, has been promoted to the new position of Assistant Dean for Student Experiences. She will continue in her role as INC Director. In her expanded role, Lowe will be a team leader and facilitator for all…

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Posted: April 24, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) today announced that Advertising Department Professor and Chair Tom Kelleher has been named Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research. He succeeds Advertising Professor Debbie Treise who will step down from the position this fall after 16 years. As associate dean, Kelleher…

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Posted: April 24, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism (UFCJC) announced today that Professor and alumna Sandra Chance will retire after 25 at the College. Chance has taught media law at the College since 1993 and, for 18 years, served as executive director of the Brechner Center for Freedom of…

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Posted: April 24, 2019

Roxane Coche, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Sports Media assistant professor, is the recipient of a University of Florida Office of Teaching Excellence Rising Star Award. The Rising Star Awards recognize faculty for their commitment to ongoing educational improvements and excellence. Rising Star faculty participate in professional…

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Posted: April 24, 2019

The Peabody Awards on April 18 announced that “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” directed by CJC alumnus Richard Preuss, B.S. Telecommunication 1996, will receive a 2019 Peabody Award in the Entertainment category.. According to a LinkedIn post by Preuss, an Emmy Award-winning live television director based in Los Angeles, “the…

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Posted: April 23, 2019

Jay Hmielowski will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UF CJC) this fall as assistant professor in the Public Relations Department. He will be teaching public relations research. Hmielowski is currently an associate professor in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University…

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Posted: April 23, 2019