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Ron Rodgers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor and Journalism Department graduate coordinator, was featured in “The Unknown Stories of Titanic” an episode of the Journalism History Podcast. The episode features Rodgers discussing his research “The Titanic, the Times, Checkbook Journalism, and the Inquiry into the Public’s…

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Posted: April 20, 2021

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “Orlando Social Media Stars: Florida Sheriffs Find Viral Fame, But Methods Not Without Critics” published in the Orlando Sentinel on April 19. The article focuses on…

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Posted: April 20, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Want Public Records? ‘So Sue Me’ Seems to Be State’s Attitude, First Amendment Experts Say” published in the Tallahassee Democrat on April 16. The article focuses on the delays encountered…

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Posted: April 20, 2021

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists were honored in the Florida Society of News Editors 2021 Journalism Contest Student Division. Journalism senior Karina Elwood received first place in Enterprise Writing for “Standing on Dignity: In Ocala, Strict Policing Pushes Homeless Population Out of Sight.”  Journalism…

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Posted: April 20, 2021

Amy Jo Coffey, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication associate professor, was quoted in “How Three Latina Women Let Go from 9News are Helping Change the Journalism Industry” published in the Denver Post on April 19. The article features the story of three Latina reporters who were…

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Posted: April 19, 2021

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications director, and Jack Barry, a post-doctoral research associate for the Center, were quoted in “How to Talk to Employees About Vaccines” published on the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) website on April 13. Christiano and…

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Posted: April 19, 2021

Victor Prieto, a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism senior, received second place in the 2021 Hearst Journalism Awards Multimedia III: Digital News/Enterprise Story individual competition and qualified to participate in the National Hearst Multimedia Championship in June. Prieto will also receive a $2,000 cash prize. The…

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Posted: April 19, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists, alumni and WUFT News staff were honored in the Region 3 2021 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence (MOE) Awards competition. The awards recognize the best collegiate journalism in Region 3 which comprises Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina,…

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Posted: April 19, 2021

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications honored outstanding alumni, faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students during the annual awards ceremony that was presented virtually on April 16. The College honored five alumni who were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020: Edward Aschoff, S. Journalism…

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Posted: April 16, 2021

Spiro Kiousis, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Interim Dean, is the recipient of Florida Public Relations (FPRA) Gainesville Chapter John S. Detweiler, Ed.D., APR, CPRC, Professional of the Year. The award is given to an individual who demonstrates the highest standards of ethics, performance and service to…

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Posted: April 15, 2021

Angela Bradbery, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications, is the author of “Infrastructure? Or Jobs? Controversy Over Name of Biden Proposal Highlights Long Tradition in Politics” published in The Conversation on April 15. Bradbery writes about President Biden’s infrastructure plan and…

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Posted: April 15, 2021

Jim Ross, an adjunct instructor at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and managing editor of the Ocala Star Banner, was a guest on the Florida Spectacular podcast to discuss In Season: Stories of Discovery, Loss, Home, and the Places in Between, the Florida-themed essay collection he…

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Posted: April 15, 2021