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Kim Walsh-Childers Authors a Book on Mass Media and Health

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Posted: December 8, 2016

University of Florida Journalism Professor Kim Walsh-Childers has penned a new book Mass Media and Health: Examining Media Impact on Individuals and the Health Environment. The book covers media health influences from a variety of angles, including the impact on individual and public health, the intentionality of these effects, and the nature of the outcomes. Walsh-Childers helps readers understand the influence that mass media has on an individual’s health beliefs and, in turn, their behaviors. She explains how public health policy can be affected, altering the environment in which a community’s members make choices, and discusses the unintentional health effects…

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Telecommunication Senior Jessica Small Receives UF High Honors Medallion

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Posted: December 6, 2016

Jessica Small, a senior University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication student, has earned the UF High Honors Medallion. The honor is bestowed upon students who will graduate with honors in their major as well as earn eight academic and six enrichment points. Small is one of only 14 students who are receiving honor. Academic points are earned for taking challenging courses, obtaining greater depth in a chosen field, and earning academic recognition. Options include honors courses, graduate courses (taken as an undergraduate), a double major/dual degree, minor/certificate programs, undergraduate research, publication in a refereed journal, presenting at…

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Clay Calvert Comments on Blurring Faces in Alt-Right Conference Video

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Posted: December 5, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert was quoted in Why Did the Atlantic Blur the Faces of Attendees at the Alt-Right Conference? published in Erik Wemple’s Washington Post blog on Nov. 22. According to Calvert, the video constitutes editorial content — not commercial speech or some advertisement for a product — about a truly newsworthy issue. The fleeting and incidental use of other’s images would be protected against possible liability for a claim based on appropriation because the video is newsworthy. He claims that newsworthiness is a clear protection…

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Frank Waddell Featured in Roundtable Discussion on the Future of Journalism After Trump’s Election

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Posted: December 5, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Assistant Professor Frank Waddell participated in Experts Roundtable: The Future of Journalism in Trump’s America published in The Conversation on Nov. 29. Waddell focused on navigating the fake news landscape. He suggested that news outlets can educate the public in media literacy, debunking viral fake news along the way. Social media sites must also do their part, not just by banning the most popular fake news sources, but also through offering their users easy-to-process cues to indicate when news has been posted by a reliable and established source.

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Juan-Carlos Molleda Granted Professor Emeritus Status

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Posted: December 5, 2016

Juan-Carlos Molleda, former University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Department Chair, has been granted Emeritus status by UF Provost Joseph Glover. During his 16-year tenure, Molleda launched both an online undergraduate program and two online master’s programs in public relations and communication management (including UF’s first online master’s in both English and Spanish). He led the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) certification process, raised the stature of the department’s Advisory Council, and introduced new classes into the curriculum. The UFCJC Public Relations program is now regarded as one of the best in the nation. Molleda left UF…

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Europe Through Photography: Photo Contest

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Posted: December 5, 2016

FRACTURE PRESENTS  Europe Through Photography: A Gala Event & Fundraiser for Alachua County Public School Arts  UF & Santa Fe undergraduate and graduate students, submit your photos taken abroad in Europe during your college years to win a cash prize and see your work displayed at the Hippodrome Theatre. Upload photos to ces.ufl.edu/submit by January 16th, 2017 . See website for rules and information regarding submission.   First, second and third place winners will receive $200, $100 and $50 cash prizes. The top 20 photos chosen by our panel of qualified judges will be printed on glass by local Gainesville company…

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The College Television Awards is Accepting Entries!

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Posted: December 5, 2016

The College Television Awards, formerly known as the Student Television Awards, was started in 1978 by a partnership between Foundation Board members Lynne Gross and Frank O’Connor, and oil man Herbert Schmertz, to recognize excellence in student work. The first Mobil-sponsored Awards ceremony was held at the Directors Guild on October 25, 1979, where six awards were handed out in two categories — the Eric Sevareid Information Program and Rod Serling Entertainment Program. Since then, the ceremony has grown to a nationwide competition that awards over 65 trophies in multiple categories. Categories Include: Animation Children’s Program Comedy Directing for Comedy-…

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Frank Conference Ambassadors Info Session

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Posted: December 5, 2016

Hello future franksters!   We look forward to seeing you at our third and last frank ambassador info session on Tuesday, December 6th at 6 p.m. in Weimer 3032! Click here to RSVP. As a frank ambassador, you will have an experience like no other. You will have the opportunity to network with professionals, immerse yourself in the field of public interest communications and ignite social change. Click here to find out more about what position you can fulfill as a frank ambassador. Frank ambassadors are responsible for running frank from February 28 to March 3, 2017. Frank is an…

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Travel Journalism & Photography Internship Seminars in Cuba

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January 2, 2017 - January 16, 2017
An educational travel program to Cuba, in a historic moment, unprecedented and unrepeatable. Journalism immersion in the local Cuban lifestyle, residing in two of its most emblematic cities, both of them declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Havana and colonial Trinidad.

Posted: November 22, 2016

Click here to download the brochure  cuba_travel_journalism_photography_internship_seminar_brochure_2017 Training with Experts and Mentors, acquiring the latest Travel Journalism skills through Editorial Meetings, Journalism Workshops, Photography Workshops, Mentoring and Feedback Sessions. Students produce their own travel guide to Cuba, which will be published in the news agency. Upon completion of the Seminar, graduate with a Portfolio of Publications, a Travel Journalism and Photography Internship Certification, a Certification of Academic Credit and a Letter of Recommendation of Merit, if applicable. CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW !

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Advertising Assistant Professor Carla Fisher

Carla Fisher

Posted: November 18, 2016

Dr. Carla Fisher joined the CJC faculty this fall as an assistant professor in the Advertising Department. She is also an affiliate member of the UF Health Cancer Center and the STEM Translational Communication Center. Fisher conducts research on the centrality of family communication across the life span. Her focus includes stress and coping behavior, strategic health promotion and risk communication. “I strive to produce knowledge that can be used to enhance providers’ care and families’ behavior in learning how to adjust to disease and engage in prevention behavior,” Fisher said. “Much of my work has focused on mother-daughter communication…

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