College News

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program in social media, was quoted in “Asian Games 2018: League of Legends Dominates Esports Schedule, As Survey Shows Most Prefer Video Games to Real Football” published in the South China Morning Post on Aug.…

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Posted: August 15, 2018

Pro Master’s students Tori Rubloff, Alejandro Lopez and Lindsey Lutz investigate the changing religious landscape in the U.S. by looking at what faith means to the millennial generation. Within their findings, they noticed that millennials have adopted what appears to be a much more casual approach to religion than their…

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Posted: August 14, 2018

Pro Master’s students Evyn Moon, Micayla Delesparra, Samantha Score and Chelsea Nesbeth created “Check Your Sources” with the goal to combat the issue of fake news in our society. The purpose of their website is to teach the younger generation, along with uprising voters, how to recognize potentially fake or misleading organizations.…

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Posted: August 14, 2018

Solomon is the former sports editor of The Washington Post and the first ombudsman for ESPN. He currently serves as director of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland and continues to write a weekly Sunday column for the Post. Solomon has received many honors…

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Posted: August 13, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and graduate students were honored at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference in Washington, D.C. Award winners include: -CJC Journalism Professor and Chair Ted Spiker named Educator of the Year in the Magazine Division. –Sylvia…

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Posted: August 10, 2018

Elizabeth Flood-Grady, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center Postdoctoral Research Associate, conducted a webinar on best practices in using social media to recruit participants for clinical research studies. The webinar included three parts: engaging key university stakeholders to develop institutional guidelines for teams interested…

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Posted: August 10, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists, alumni and staff from WUFT-TV/FM, Noticias WUFT and The Independent Florida Alligator were honored in the 24th annual Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Sunshine State Awards competition. A total of 22 awards were received in both professional and student divisions…

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Posted: August 10, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications online Master’s Degree in Mass Communications has received the number one ranking by TheBestSchools.org for 2018. The top online degree ranking was based on the quality of the program and range of courses provided, as well as school awards, rankings and…

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Posted: August 10, 2018

Simone Boyce, B.S. Telecommunication 2010, is a reporter and host for a new streaming network at NBC News and MSNBC. She will host “Space is Awesome,” a special report focusing on space history and popular culture. The special is part of NBC News Digital’s experimentation with programming for a video…

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Posted: August 9, 2018

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “#317 – Making Access to Public Records a Public Priority” published on itsalljournalism.com on Aug. 2. The article focuses on how to get the average person to care about open…

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Posted: August 9, 2018

Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication professor, was one of the recipients of the Best Paper Award in the Marketing Research Track at the American Marketing Association annual conference. The paper, “Next Level Media Engagement: Measuring Cross-Platform Video Consumption Processes with Wearable Sensor Data” is…

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Posted: August 9, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral students Rachel Damiani, Amanda Kastrinos and Summer Shelton and Dr. Debbie Treise, Division of Graduate Studies and Research senior associate dean, are the authors of “Practice Makes Empowered: Cultivating Elderly Patients’ Voices to Protect Their Health Through an Interactive Training” published…

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Posted: August 9, 2018