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The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications honors its best and brightest students, faculty and alumni each year. The annual College Awards Banquet was held on April 20 at the UF Hilton and Conference Center in Gainesville. Telecommunication senior Andrew Briz received the Ruth and Rae O. Weimer…

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Posted: April 20, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists were recently recognized at the 2018 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Conference in Orlando. The annual Florida AP Broadcasters Competition is divided into professional and college categories. In the professional competition, students’ entries are judged alongside professional broadcasters. The 2018 professional…

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Posted: April 20, 2018

Washington Post Reporter John Woodrow Cox, B.S. Journalism 2008, M.S. Business Administration 2010, and CJC Outstanding Young Alumnus for 2017-18, was named a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing. According to the Pulitzer site, Cox was nominated for “a gripping portfolio of stories rendered with keen observation…

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Posted: April 20, 2018

Harrison Hove, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications multimedia news manager, was quoted in “Broadcast Giant, Sinclair, Sues Two Former WPEC-Channel 12 Reporters,” published in the Palm Beach Post on April 17 The article focuses on Sinclair Communications’ decision to sue two former employees for breach of contract…

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Posted: April 20, 2018

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program in social media, was quoted in  “Facebook Will be Regulated…But Likely Not by Congress,” published in Kiplinger on April 13 The article focuses on the lack of knowledge that members of Congress have about…

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Posted: April 20, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations senior Woody Joseph was one of six college student contributors to the AECOM National Millennial Community blog. Joseph’s comments were featured in “Speaking with Millennial Changemakers” posted on April 13. AECOM Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer…

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Posted: April 20, 2018

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, is the author of “The Law That Made Facebook What It Is Today,” published in The Conversation on April 11. In the article, LoMonte discusses the impact of the Communications Decency…

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Posted: April 20, 2018

Rhina Garcia, a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism senior, has received a 2018 UF Presidential Service Award from the David & Wanda Brown Center for Leadership & Service. The award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who dedicate themselves to promoting social justice, community awareness, and civic…

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Posted: April 10, 2018

Austin Vining, a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student, is the author of “Kids These Days: Are They Really Worse?” published in the Orlando Sentinel on April 4. In the commentary, Vining discusses whether today’s kids have worse behavior and morals than kids did decades ago.…

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Posted: April 10, 2018

By Alexa Asendorf, B.S. Public Relations, 2013 A perfect GPA and nationally ranked athlete. An academic unicorn? If so, we found one at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC). Twenty-two-year-old Mary Josephine “Josie” Kuhlman is a UFCJC public relations senior with a 4.0 and a national…

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Posted: April 6, 2018

By Tyler Francischine, B.S. Journalism 2011 Before Rico Pasqualini was the president of the world’s leading backpack maker, he was a public relations student at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. Much has changed in his life between then and now, but one aspect remains the same:…

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Posted: April 6, 2018

Each year, the Florida Outdoor Writers awards up to three scholarships of $1000 to college students as a way to encourage them to consider careers in writing, photography or video media related to the outdoors.  Florida Sea Grant is a corporate member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association. Preference is…

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Posted: April 6, 2018