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Cynthia Barnett Featured in Groundwater Decline Report

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Posted: August 24, 2016

Cynthia Barnett, UF College of Journalism and Communications visiting lecturer in environmental journalism, was featured in the article Groundwater Declines Seen, Even in Wet Climates: Studies published in the online edition of Bloomberg BNA on Aug. 23. The article,  which compares the arid west in Nevada and the wet east in Florida,  references a recent Ichetucknee River canoeing trip  by Barnett and journalists as part of a McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute held at the College. The workshop was designed to educate environmental reporters about U.S. water issues.

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Alpha PRoductions Account Executives & Associates Positions Available!

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Posted: August 24, 2016

Alpha PRoductions  is looking for top-notch account executives and account associates to join our Alpha family for the 2016-2017 year. Over the past two years, we’ve worked hard to grow our client base by 50 percent, our membership by 175 percent and our social media following by over 40 percent on both Twitter and Facebook. Will you help us continue to grow? The position descriptions are listed below.  For more details and the application, please visit — https://ufalphaproductions.com/join-alpha/ Account Executive: Head a team of 4 to 5 associates, working for a real, paying client Implement strategies and tactics to meet strategic communication…

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CJC Student Involvement Day!

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Posted: August 24, 2016

Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 7th at 11 a.m. for CJC Student Involvement day, where you can explore a variety of opportunities and organizations that will help you meet fellow students with similar interests. Like the Knight Division Facebook Page to stay informed of new opportunities and events.

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Mickey Nall Joins Public Relations Department as Visiting Lecturer

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Posted: August 12, 2016

Mickey G. Nall, APR, PRSA Fellow will be a visiting lecturer in the UF College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Department for the upcoming school year. For more than 25 years, Nall has been a PR Agency professional working on a variety of brands and clients, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Darden Specialty Restaurant Group, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), American Automobile Association (AAA), United Way of America, and The Coca-Cola Company and UPS. Nall served as…

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Krieger and Strekalova Collaborate On Nursing Student Empathy Training Study

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Posted: August 12, 2016

Janice Krieger, UF College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center Director, and Yulia Strekalova, UF CJC Director of Grants Development, collaborated with two ShadowHealth researchers to publish an online article in Wolters Kluwer Health Nurse Educator. The Aug. 3 article, “Empathic Communication in Virtual Education for Nursing Students: I’m Sorry to Hear That,” examined communication strategies used by undergraduate nursing students to express empathy during simulated health history interviews.

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Clay Calvert Comments on Lawyer Advertising Best Practices

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Posted: August 5, 2016

University of Florida Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert was featured in the article, “Panel Issues Guidance on Best Lawyer Advertising”  in the print and online editions of the August 2016 issue of ABA Journal. Calvert commented on how the content of ads for lawyers can help prospective clients make more informed choices.

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UF CJC Student Aaron Albright Selected for Prestigious ONA16 Student Newsroom

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Posted: August 5, 2016

UF College of Journalism and Communications student Aaron Albright is among the 20 talented digital journalists who have been selected for the Online News Association’s 2016 Student Newsroom. Under the guidance of carefully curated mentors, these students will provide intensive website coverage of the ONA’s Conference and Awards in Denver, Colo. from Sept. 15-17. The Student Newsroom immerses undergraduate and graduate college students in a digital media environment by providing hands-on experience during the three-day ONA event. Google provides financial sponsorship for the program.  

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Defining Moments: Scott Tatter, B.S. Telecommunication 1984

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Posted: August 2, 2016

Scott Tatter, B.S. Telecommunication 1984, had his defining moment one night at a music nightclub. Tatter graduated from the CJC with a degree in hand and had no clue what his future held. He was supposed to be a football phenomenon, but that never happened after he blew out his knee. He found himself in Mill Valley, Calif., working at a music nightclub. The club had music seven nights a week and one night the sound engineer didn’t show up for his gig. Tatter had helped him plug a few cords in and knew the basics of the job. After…

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Eunice Kim Receives International Research Grant

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Posted: August 1, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Assistant Professor Eunice Kim received The Differences’ Research Grant in recognition of the top research paper, “Consumer Socialization Through Social Media: Antecedents of Consumer Acceptance of Native Advertising on Social Networking Sites,” presented at the Global Colloquium organized by the Korean Advertising Society. The paper was co-authored with advertising master’s degree student Yoo Jin Chung. The research grant is sponsored by Korean Advertising Society and HS Ad, one of the leading advertising agencies in South Korea.  The paper will also be presented at the August AEJMC Conference in Minneapolis in the…

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Andrew Selepak Comments on the Use of Social Media During the Recent Coup Attempt Against Turkish President Erdogan

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Posted: July 18, 2016

Dr. Andrew Selepak, UF College of Journalism and Communications Social Media Master’s Program Director, was quoted in the article “For Someone Who Doesn’t Like Social Media, Erdogan Used it Effectively to Put Down Coup.” The article, published on cnbc.com on July 18, 2016, focused on the fight for control of both traditional and social media during the recent coup attempt against Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

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