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CJC Ties for Fourth Overall in the Hearst Intercollegiate Competition

Posted: May 25, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has tied for fourth overall in the 2017 Hearst Journalism Awards Intercollegiate Competition.  The high placement was a result of CJC student journalists receiving 15 individual awards. The Hearst program holds year-long competitions for journalism undergraduates in writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and multimedia. Journalism schools accumulating the most points earned by their students in each category are designated the winners of the Intercollegiate Competitions. CJC received fourth place in the Intercollegiate Multimedia category, fifth place in the Intercollegiate Broadcast Radio and Television category and sixth in Intercollegiate Photojournalism. Overall CJC received…

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Defining Moments: Angela Buonocore, B.S. Advertising 1978

Angela Buonocore

Posted: May 24, 2017

Angela Buonocore always loved writing but, like many freshly minted graduates, was not quite sure what she wanted to do with her life.  As it turns out, she quickly found her calling. Angela, who retired from corporate life in December 2014, is a former member of the Public Relations Advisory Council and is currently chairing the Dean’s Leadership Council, which is charged with philanthropic leadership and increasing recognition among key constituencies of the College’s leading-edge programs, outstanding faculty and top-ranked students. She is also turning more attention to additional philanthropic efforts, with a particular focus on social justice, literacy and…

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CJC Student Wins Prestigious NCAA Award

Posted: May 22, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Junior Josie Kuhlman received the prestigious 2017 NCAA Elite 90 Award Winner for women’s tennis on the eve of the NCAA Championships “Round of 16.” This honor goes to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site of each of the NCAA’s 90 championships. Kuhlman is only the second UF student-athlete in any sport to claim the honor since its inception in 2010. Kuhlman carries a 4.0 grade-point average while competing on the nation’s top-ranked tennis team. She plays the No. 2 singles position in…

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Colleen McEdwards, Online Master’s Program Instructor

Posted: May 22, 2017

Colleen McEdwards, Ph.D., teaches Visual Storytelling (MMC6396) for CJC’s online master’s programs. The course challenges students to examine the intersection of video and the science of storytelling for social impact. McEdwards considers herself a recovering international journalist with more than 30 years of experience. While at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and then as a correspondent on CNN International based in Atlanta, she covered many of the major stories of the past 20 years including Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami in Thailand, the Gulf oil spill and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Through her work she found that the audience can…

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Austin Vining Comments on Ways to Combat Fake News

Austin Vining

Posted: May 19, 2017

“Austin Vining: Ministry of Truth a Looming Danger” was published in The Gainesville Sun on April 27. Vining, a graduate research fellow with the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is a former reporter for The Vicksburg Post. Vining comments on fake news and suggests three ways to combat this phenomenon including counter-speech, education and self-regulation. Vining argues that “before the government gets in the business of regulating truth, let’s consider the real facts — not those spoon-fed by those in office.”

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CJC Alum Selected for 2017 Pickering Fellowship

Posted: May 19, 2017

Dominick Tao, B.S. Journalism 2008, was selected as a 2017 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellow. The competitive fellowship, presented by the Washington Center for Internship and Academic Seminars, provides two years of financial support, a domestic internship at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. and an overseas internship at a U.S. embassy. Tao plans to attend the graduate program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs to prepare for a career in foreign service. In 2017, only 20 Graduate Fellows were selected from hundreds of applicants from over 270 colleges and universities. Since his…

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CJC Alum Matt Sauer Becomes Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune Executive Editor

Matt Sauer

Posted: May 18, 2017

Matt Sauer, B.S. Journalism 1989, MAMC 1992, is the new executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Sauer joined the newspaper in 1993 as a county government and politics reporter in Charlotte County before covering business in Manatee County. In 2014, he became deputy managing editor for enterprise and business and has served as interim executive editor since October. In a May 17 article in the Herald-Tribune article Sauer said that editing his hometown paper is a dream come true. He plans to continue the commitment to community coverage which he claims is the “lifeblood of the Herald-Tribune.” “Newspapers are fighting…

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Semi-Annual Pumphrey Law Scholarship

Posted: May 17, 2017

Pumphrey Law Firm awards scholarships to college-bound seniors and freshman college students based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and an expressed interested in legal issues and legal studies. Eligibility In order to be eligible for the Semi-Annual Pumphrey Law Scholarship, applicants must: Be a Florida resident Accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the U.S. Demonstrated good character and academic achievement Key Dates The application and supporting material must be received by August 1, 2017 The scholarship winner will be selected and notified on August 7, 2017 Award(s) Three winners will be chosen for a $500…

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CJC Alum Yvette Miley Receives NABJ Lifetime Achievement Award

Yvette Miley

Posted: May 15, 2017

(UFCJC) alumna Yvette Miley, B.S. Broadcasting 1985 and Alumni of Distinction 2000, is the recipient of the 2017 Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon a journalist with at least 15 years of experience in the journalism industry with a track record of making extraordinary contributions to the enrichment, understanding and advancement of black life and culture. Miley told the NABJ, “it is an incredible honor to have my work recognized. Although I didn’t have the privilege of personally knowing Chuck Stone, I owe my…

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CJC Students Receive Spring 2017 Outstanding Leader Awards

Posted: May 15, 2017

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications seniors were recognized by the UF Alumni Association (UFAA) for Spring 2017 Outstanding Leader Awards. Each semester, UFAA recognizes graduating Gators who exemplify leadership by inspiring peers and leaving a positive legacy  while demonstrating respect, integrity and excellence. Journalism student Jenny Clements received first place honors and honorable mentions were awarded to Media and Society students Ronald Socash and Aubree Munro. Award recipients were featured in the commencement program and graduation ceremony processional. They were introduced and recognized by the UFAA president and were invited to sit on the platform as…

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NLGJA Student Journalism Scholarships & Conference

Posted: May 15, 2017

Founded in 1990, NLGJA (National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association) is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. NLGJA opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development to its members. Below is a list of opportunities for students interested in NLGJA issues. CONNECT: Student Journalism Projects NLGJA’s CONNECT: Student Journalism Project provides real-world experience and professional connections at NLGJA’s National Convention for 12 students across the country who are considering a career in journalism. This year’s National Convention is at the Loews Philadelphia…

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Carma Bylund Joins CJC STEM Translation Communication Center Team

Posted: May 12, 2017

Dr. Carma Bylund, a distinguished cancer communication scholar,  will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) in August. She will be the latest preeminence faculty member to join the College. Bylund is currently associate director, Medical Education at the Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar and associate professor at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar. Hamad Medical Corporation is the premier not-for-profit healthcare provider for Qatar and widely regarded for its clinical care, medical education and research. She will be spearheading STCC efforts on provider-patient communication and cancer communication training and will be engaged actively…

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