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Sinclair Broadcast Diversity Scholarship

Posted: March 22, 2017

College students who are interested in broadcasting, journalism, and marketing, have an opportunity to receive “The Sinclair Broadcast Diversity Scholarship Fund” that is sponsored by Sinclair Broadcast Group. The scholarship is open to those students who are attending an accredited four-year undergraduate college or university, carrying a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA (or its equivalent) at the time of application. The scholarship designed to provide financial support to college students interested in broadcasting, journalism, and marketing. Award up to 10 scholarships of up to $5,000 each will be given to the winning candidates. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the…

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Free Media Fellowship Opportunity for Upcoming Graduates

Posted: March 20, 2017

We are delighted to invite recent or soon-to-be graduates to apply for a special summer program that will give an intensive, weeklong “boot camp” experience in media sales. In partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation, the Cronkite School is hosting the NABEF Media Sales Institute June 6-13, 2017.  As a participant in the Media Sales Institute, your graduates will be immersed in learning electronic media advertising sales techniques. The curriculum is designed to provide an entrée into media sales for talented students of diverse backgrounds. MSI trains the candidates in radio, television, cable, print, digital and Internet…

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Forrest Smith Receives Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Legacy Award

Forrest Smith

Posted: March 20, 2017

Forrest Smith, B.S Broadcasting 1981, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications deputy morning news director of the Innovation News Center, will receive the inaugural Legacy Award chosen by the board of the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters (FAPB). Three news professionals were selected for the inaugural honor out of dozens of nominations. To be considered individuals must have contributed at least 25 years of service to broadcast journalism and possess a commitment to excellence, character, and leadership. Smith’s news and teaching career spans more than 35 years at both WRUF and WUFT. In addition to Smith, Peter King, CBS…

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CJC Students Honored as Finalists in the 2016 FAPB College and Professional Awards Competition

Posted: March 20, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students are among the finalists in the 2016 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters (FAPB) Awards Competition. In the College competition, Florida college and university students entered a record 55 news, weather and sports television and radio stories. In the College Television competition, WUFT-TV students placed in 12 of 19 categories. The finalists are: Feature Cultural/Historical: Ryan Roberts, “The First Cedar Key” General Assignment: Maggie Lorenz, “3 Days After Matthew” General Assignment Long Format: Marie Edinger, “Backyard Beekeepers” Station Breaking News: WUFT-TV, “Hurricane Matthew Special Report” Individual Breaking News: Nestor Montoya, “Pulse” Continuing Coverage:…

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Cox Media Advertising Sales Intern Lunch-n-Learn in Weimer!

Posted: March 17, 2017

Please RSVP to Terrance.Lockett@cox.com

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Join the The David & Wanda Brown Center for Leadership & Service Ambassadors

Posted: March 17, 2017

Apply by April 7 to Join the The David & Wanda Brown Center for Leadership & Service Ambassadors The David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service is looking for outgoing, motivated and personable students to serve as ambassadors for the 2017-2018 academic year. Ambassadors work to connect with students, partner with student organizations and plan effective marketing of leadership and service programs for the center. Candidates who enjoy public speaking, have excellent interpersonal communication skills and a desire to learn about leadership, personal values, service, reflection and social change are encouraged to apply! Applications close April 7. For…

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The Foreign Press Association 2017 Scholarships Are Open

Posted: March 17, 2017

The FPASF is now accepting applications for the 2017 Scholarship Awards from foreign students currently enrolled in a graduate journalism program in the United States of America. Scholarship awards will be presented in two categories: print and multi-media. Applications will be adjudicated on the response to an Op-Ed question. A minimum of three cash scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 (USD) will be awarded. A judging panel will select the winning awards.  Scholarship winners will be expected to attend the FPA Scholarship Awards on Friday, 19th May 2017 in New York City. In 2017, the FPASF will work with a number of entities to provide further professional opportunities. These opportunities will include internships in the media industry. If…

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Recent Grad Spotlight: Meteorology with Peta Sheerwood

Posted: March 16, 2017

Peta Sheerwood is devoted to keeping people informed and safe. As an undergraduate student at the University of Florida, Peta was determined to find her niche and she did so in meteorology. Growing up in Miami, Peta was no stranger to severe weather. She always had an interest in hurricanes and once she began at the University of Florida, she took advantage of her mentors to help her decide on the best career path.  Joining the National Association for Black Journalists when she first arrived on campus allowed Peta to find her family away from home. When the vice-president at…

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Call for Volunteer Videographers!

Posted: March 16, 2017

engAGE, a UF student organization dedicated to the advocacy and education of ageism and aging, is volunteering with the Senior Recreation Center and the Community Coalition for Older Adults (CCOA). The Senior Center is holding Civics classes (please see attached flyer) and they would like to video record these educational sessions to be posted online. The classes are held on Tuesdays – March 21st to May 9th 1:30-3:30pm. If you are interested in recording the live sessions, please reach out to CCOA leader Shirley Bloodworth at sgblood@bellsouth.net for more information. Please see the flier below for event details-    

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Dean McFarlin Pens MediaShift Opinion Piece on Journalism in a Chaotic World

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Posted: March 15, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Dean Diane McFarlin’s opinion piece “Take ‘Journalism’ Out of Our School’s Name? No. Double Down on Journalism in a Chaotic World” was published in MediaShift on March 15. In the piece McFarlin writes “as if the economic challenges of the last decade weren’t enough, focuses on the profession of journalism and how it is being buffeted by a storm of distrust and discredit. Some would argue that the demonization of media is a cynical tool of manipulation. Others would say it’s high time that the press is held accountable for years of…

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Two CJC Students Place in Hearst Multimedia News Competition

Posted: March 15, 2017

Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students were recognized in the 2016 Hearst Journalism Awards Competition Multimedia News category. Journalism senior Drea Cornejo received 13th place for “Lightnin’ Salvage Lives On” chronicling a fire in a business behind a popular Gainesville pizza place. Telecommunication freshman Grace King received 14th place for “On the Trail” featuring coverage of the 2016 election. CJC is now seventh overall in the Multimedia News competition. Cornejo and King collaborated with WUFT News Manager Gary Green and Journalism Associate Professor John Freeman on the winning entries. The College previously placed two students in the…

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CJC Librarian April Hines Co-Authors Book on Successful Collaboration

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Posted: March 14, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Librarian April Hines is co-author of a recently published book, Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating Workshops in Libraries, Classes, and Nonprofits. The resource leads readers through a unique framework that breaks down barriers to collaboration while also kindling long-lasting enthusiasm and inspiring organizations to extend that connection to include the talents and assets of community members. In the book, Hines, UF Library Grants Manager Bess G. de Farber and UF Library Communications Director Barbara Hood share their CoLAB collaboration workshop experiences. Developed and presented by Bess G. de Farber at workshops across the country,…

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