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Florida Magazine Association Celebrates 50 Years and Honors Publishing Excellence with Annual Charlie Awards

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Posted: September 29, 2016

The Florida Magazine Association (FMA) is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The largest state magazine and media association in the nation is made up of more than 200 publishing professionals all based in the sunshine state. Since 1957, the FMA has recognized the achievements of Florida magazine publishers, writers, editors, artists, photographers, printers and marketers. In 1987, the annual awards competition became the Charlie Awards named after Charles G. “Charlie” Wellborn, Jr. Wellborn, MA 1958, was a UF College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations professor and created courses in editing, graphics and business/technical communications that were the core of the…

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George A. Levy, Retired Businessman and Philanthropist, Dead at 83

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Posted: September 29, 2016

George A. Levy, B.S. Advertising 1957, passed away on Sept. 27. Levy was the founder of George A. Levy Awards, Inc., one of the nation’s largest producers of trophies and awards. He was a philanthropist who played a major role in attracting sports teams to Tampa and in a number of civic causes. After graduation from UF, Levy served two years in the Army and then worked as a sportswriter covering Gator football. Levy was passionate about community, sports and politics. He served on the boards of dozens of non-profit organizations and was the former chairman of the Board of…

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STEM Translational Communication Center Goes International

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Posted: September 29, 2016

The STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) has formed an exciting new collaboration with a non-governmental organization from Dhaka, Bangladesh as part of the STCC’s commitment to serving diverse and global societies. The STCC now has a cooperative agreement with the Amader Gram Cancer Care and Research Center to promote translational communication research and dissemination in Bangladesh. As part of these efforts, STCC will help establish a STCC in Bangladesh based initially in Dhaka with a satellite site in the Rampal region. The STCC will also consult on the development of a national policy on cancer communication on Bangladesh, contribute to…

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Scholarships and Paid Internships for Women in Sports Media

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Posted: September 29, 2016

The Association for Women in Sports Media, a wonderful non-profit organization founded as a support network and advocacy group for women in sports journalism. They work to promote and increase diversity in sports media through their summer internship and scholarship program, which has placed more than 145 women in paid internships since 1990. They have eight internships to go along with eight scholarships available for summer 2017: three newspaper/magazine/digital, one broadcast, two broadcast production, and two public relations. Recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship plus complimentary registration and lodging at AWSM’s annual convention — next year is in Austin. There is no fee for AWSM…

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The Fred Young Hearst Television Producing Fellowship

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Posted: September 28, 2016

Mission: To recruit a strong upcoming Winter 2016 graduate interested in television news/digital news producing and to nurture that candidate during a 10-week paid fellowship program. Upon successful completion of the Fred Young Hearst Television Producing Fellowship, he/she will be presented with a job offer for a full-time newscast producing position with a Hearst Television station. Criteria for Selection: The candidate must have demonstrated an interest in and ability to produce news for television, radio or online. Excellent writing skills, a demonstrated ability to produce a newscast and a good base of editorial judgment are important. The candidate must be…

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Mother Jones Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program

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Posted: September 26, 2016

Mother Jones Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program Accepting applications for December 2016  Mother Jones is currently accepting applications for its prestigious Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program, with openings in San Francisco and New York City. This is a full- time opportunity, starting in December and lasting six months, with the possibility of an additional six-month extension. Investigating a private prison from the inside. Tailing candidates on the campaign trail. Sifting through public records and scrutinizing massive data sets. Tracking gun violence. Mother Jones is breaking news and creating first-rate investigative journalism for 9 million readers a month. Behind that award-winning reporting—and sometimes…

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Endowment Established Fund for Sports Media and Communications Internships

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Posted: September 22, 2016

The G. Paul Smeyak Sports Journalism and Communications Internship Endowment was recently established to help fund Sports Media and Communication internships for University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students. The $50,000 endowed gift, the first of its kind for the College’s sports journalism program, was donated by Smeyak family members, wife Corky and son Stephen. Dr. Smeyak served as chair of the CJC  Telecommunication Department for 18 years before completing his career as Director of the School of Journalism at Oklahoma State University. He devoted much of his time to helping UF scholar/athletes excel in their course work…

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The Intercept and the Orlando Sentinel Win 2016 ONA Investigative Data Journalism Awards

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Posted: September 19, 2016

Denver – Sept. 17, 2016: Two news organizations received the third annual University of Florida Award in Investigative Data Journalism at the Online News Association Online Journalism Awards on Sept. 18. One award recognized an investigation of secret documents detailing a covert U.S. military overseas assassination program and the second award honored a report on excessive police brutality. The two $7,500 awards honor high-impact data journalism that is exceptionally well presented. The awards are the largest individual prizes offered by ONA. In the Small/Medium category, The Intercept won for The Drone Papers. The series focused on a cache of secret…

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New Career Planning Hours for the Fall 2016 Semester

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Posted: September 19, 2016

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The National Association of Television Program Executives Seeks Conference Interns

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Posted: September 15, 2016

The National Association of Television Program Executives annual NATPE Market & Conference is the only American program market serving the worldwide television community. Companies and individuals involved in buying, selling, developing, financing, advertising, marketing or licensing content; implementing technology; exploiting rights; or leveraging media assets, attend the annual Market & Conference each January. Conference interns help with information distribution, registration, seminar seating, publications and other assignments that make the event go smoothly. The conference is not open to the public thus the student interns receive a unique, behind-the-scenes view of the television industry. Interns put in long hours, including walking…

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