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Iman Zawahry, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer, and her new film are featured in “UF Lecturer’s New American Muslim Rom-Com, ‘Americanish,’ to Premiere May 23” published in the The Gainesville Sun on May 13. “Americanish” is the first American Muslim romantic comedy made by American…

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Posted: May 13, 2021

Ellen O’Connor, B.S. Advertising 1987, was named one of Orlando Magazine’s “Women of the Year” for 2021. She was one of 23 individuals honored for their commitment to Orlando and for making a difference in the lives of people each day. O’Connor is the Executive Director of Dave’s House in…

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Posted: May 13, 2021

Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists have qualified for the 2021 Hearst Journalism Awards Program National Championships. Telecommunication senior Chris O’Brien and Journalism senior Victor Prieto will compete in the Television and Multimedia categories, respectively. The virtual National Championship will be held from June 5-14.…

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Posted: May 12, 2021

Benjamin Johnson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, CJC doctoral students Susanna Lee and Ben Vollmer and Cen April Yue, Ph.D. 2020, are the authors of “Impartial Endorsements: Influencer and Celebrity Declarations of Non-Sponsorship and Honesty” published in Computers in Human Behavior on May 6. The authors studied…

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Posted: May 12, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “Cameras Might Alter Courtroom Behavior: Maybe That’s the Point” published in the American Bar Association magazine Litigation on May 6. In the article, LoMonte traces the history of the…

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Posted: May 12, 2021

Note the deadline for this year’s competition is June 14, 2021 at 3pm EST. Applicants need to submit: an essay of between 500-750 words; a resume; and a letter of endorsement from a faculty adviser. Full details can be found at this link: https://www.flseagrant.org/students/scholarships/fowa/

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Posted: May 12, 2021

Kalisha Whitman, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovation News Center senior TV news manager, will be one of seven instructors for the virtual Dow Jones News Fund HBCU Digital Media Institute from May 26-28. The Institute consists of three days of training in digital media to increase…

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Posted: May 12, 2021

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has received top rankings for various residential and online degree programs from Business Degree Central. The 2021 rankings include: 1st in Most Popular Online Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region 1st in Most Popular Online Public…

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Posted: May 12, 2021

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Online Master’s Program (UF CJC Online) has earned certification from Quality Matters (QM) for five courses. The QM Certification Mark is the internationally recognized symbol of online and blended course design quality. The following UF courses are the first to be…

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Posted: May 10, 2021

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer and coordinator of the online master’s program with a specialization in social media, is quoted in “Trump Beats Facebook No Matter How Panel Rules, Experts Say” published on newsmax.com on May 5. The article features a decision by…

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Posted: May 10, 2021

Erica Loewe, B.S. Public Relations 2011, has joined President Biden’s all-female communications team as the new director of African American Media for the White House. Loewe previously served as Deputy Communications Director to House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn and House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters. During her time…

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Posted: May 7, 2021

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Fox News Says It Didn’t’ Know DeSantis Would Bar Other Press from Bill Signing” published in the Miami Herald…

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Posted: May 7, 2021