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Robert Imfeld Pens New Children’s Book

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Posted: August 25, 2016

Robert Imfeld, B.S. Journalism 2011, has written his first children’s book entitled  A Guide to the Other Side. In his paranormal debut, Imfeld tells the story of a boy, Baylor Bosco, and his ghostly twin sister who work together to pass messages from the beyond. Since graduation, Imfeld worked with two of the highest paid authors in publishing, James Patterson and Jeff Kinney, before beginning his own journey as an author. Inspired by the Long Island Medium and the fact that Imfeld was actually supposed to be a twin, this funny, series opener is geared to children ages 10 to…

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Melissa Lyttle Selected as President of the National Press Photographers Association

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Posted: August 25, 2016

Melissa Lyttle, B.S. Journalism 1999, was selected as the new president of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). Lyttle, an independent visual journalist in St. Petersburg, Fla., was captivated by photography after taking a black and white darkroom photo class in her second year of college. Fascinated with nature, science and math, she was planning on transferring to Auburn to become a veterinarian, until something in that darkroom just “clicked.” Lyttle says the class “opened up another side of (her) brain”, and she decided instead to transfer to the University of Florida to study journalism. Lyttle says she has found…

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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

Mickey Nall

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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