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University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising and Master’s students and staff are the recipients of 2020 Student and Professional American Advertising Federation (AAF) Gainesville ADDY Awards. The annual competition for creative work completed in 2019 is coordinated by AAF Gainesville, a member of the AAF Florida/Caribbean 4th…

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Posted: February 24, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication senior Sofia Mingote received third place in the 2020 Hearst Journalism Awards Radio and News Features Competition. Telecommunication junior Taylor Levesque placed 13th in the contest. As a top ten finalist, Mingote qualifies for the National Radio Championship in Houston, Texas…

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Posted: February 24, 2020

Benjamin Johnson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, was selected as one of four co-editors of Media Psychology, one of the leading journals in communication research. Johnson will edit the journal alongside Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, Marina Krcmar and Leonard Reinecke. They will begin accepting…

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Posted: February 21, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was interviewed for the Feb. 18 edition of “Capital Report” broadcast on public radio stations throughout Florida. LoMonte commented on a push by the Florida Legislature to make presidential searches at Florida’s…

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Posted: February 21, 2020

Debbie Treise, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Advertising professor and former senior associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research, is the recipient of the 2019-2020 UF Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award. The award is given each year to at least five faculty doctoral advisors selected on a…

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Posted: February 18, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “OU Professor’s Use of Racial Slur May Not Be Protected, First Amendment Expert Says” publishing in the Oklahoma University Daily on Feb. 14. Calvert comments on…

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Posted: February 18, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director is quoted in “Students Suspended for Racist Snapchat Messages Ask Court: Can School Police Off-Campus Speech?” published in The Washington Post on Feb. 12. The article focuses on a Snapchat discussion between…

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Posted: February 18, 2020

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today launched “We Are CJC,” a multicultural initiative created to highlight and support the College’s diverse faculty, staff, and student body. In celebration of Black History Month, “We Are CJC” will highlight five Black, female faculty, staff and students who are…

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Posted: February 14, 2020

Social media has become an increasingly relevant and cost-effective way for organizations to build their brand and their business. The demand for an organization to have an online presence is acute as both the general public and stakeholders become increasingly visible online, and expect the same from corporate leadership. University…

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Posted: February 13, 2020

Andrew Stanfill, B.S. Journalism 2009, was recently elected president of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) at the group’s annual board meeting. Stanfill is the deputy photo editor at the New York Times News Service in Gainesville. Stanfill previously served as the Regional Chairs Representative for NPPA, the leading voice…

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Posted: February 13, 2020

Sara Ganim, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Hearst Journalism fellow, discussed her new independent film, “No Defense: The U.S. Government’s War on Water” on “First Friday Focus on the Environment: New PFAS Film to Open in Ann Arbor” on WEMU 89.1…

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Posted: February 12, 2020

Andrew Briz, B.S. Telecommunication 2018, received the Award of Excellence for Product Design – Best Live Updates Experience from the 41st annual Society for News Design Best of Digital Competition. The award, for the POLITICO Annotation Tool, was the only one selected in the category. The Society for News Design…

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Posted: February 12, 2020