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In partnership with the University of Florida, Walt Disney Company announced that they will pay full tuition for eligible employees who pursue an online master’s degree from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC). The UFCJC Online Master of Arts in Mass Communication program currently offers eight different specializations…

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Posted: May 23, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications placed first in the Intercollegiate Broadcast Radio and Television category, fifth in the Intercollegiate Multimedia category and fourth overall in the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Intercollegiate competition. The Intercollegiate ranking is determined by the number of points earned by individual students…

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Posted: May 22, 2019

Richard Shumate, Ph.D. 2018, has received the American Journalism Historians Association 2019 Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize. Shumate is currently an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University School of Journalism and Broadcasting. The Blanchard Prize is awarded to the best doctoral dissertation dealing with mass communication history. Shumate was recognized…

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Posted: May 22, 2019

Meteorologists Ray Hawthorne and Megan Borowski have joined the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Division of Media Properties weather team to provide on-air and online reports for WUFT and WRUF. They also will work with the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) and the South Carolina Emergency…

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Posted: May 21, 2019

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted in “’Game of Thrones’ Fans Are Angry About the Final Season – and the Franchise Could Suffer for It” featured on MSNBC on May 19. The…

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Posted: May 21, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “How to Deal with Obstructive Public Information Officers? Challenge Them” published in the Columbia Journalism Review on May 20. The article focuses on the illegality of blanket no-interview policies by…

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Posted: May 21, 2019

Two new posted positions: Academic Project Manager (Management Analyst) This is Bridget Grogan’s current position. HR/Payroll Manager This is Wantanisha Morant’s current position. Coming Soon Senior TV News Manager, Innovation News Center The description for a TEAMS job opening is being written, and we wanted you to know in case…

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Posted: May 21, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) announced today that Elizabeth “Lissy” Calienes will join the College this fall as a Lecturer in the Department of Advertising. Calienes, who is earning a Ph.D. in Design, Construction & Planning at UF, has a multidisciplinary background in advertising, graphic…

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Posted: May 20, 2019

Ted Spiker, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Department chair, is the recipient of a UF Term Professorship from the College. Term Professorships are awarded to tenured faculty members who have been at UF for at least five years and have had a distinguished career, placing them…

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Posted: May 17, 2019

Raegan Burden will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Department this fall as Lecturer of Cultural Engagement. In this new position, Burden will specialize in monitoring trends and opportunities for advertising’s role in shaping the cultural, social, political, and ethical trust between institutions and audiences.…

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Posted: May 15, 2019

Dan Windels will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) full time as an Advertising lecturer in fall 2019. For the past year, Windels has served as a CJC visiting instructor for the Advertising Department.   He also was the faculty advisor for the student-run Ad Society…

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Posted: May 14, 2019

John Freeman, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor, was one of 33 graduates of Berlin American High School invited by the city’s mayor to attend an exclusive ceremony recognizing the 70th anniversary of the end of the Berlin blockade on May 12. Freeman, coordinator of…

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Posted: May 13, 2019