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New York-based freelance photographer Stephanie Sinclair, B.S. Journalism 1998 and 2008 University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Hall of Fame, is the recipient of a social change grant from the Shuttleworth Foundation. The Shuttleworth Foundation is a small social investor that provides funding to dynamic leaders who are…

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Posted: May 22, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “Refusing to Wear a Mask at Work Could Get You Fired” published in Bloomberg Law on May 20. The article focuses on consequences workers may encounter…

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Posted: May 20, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project associate director and Telecommunication associate professor, was quoted in “Analytics Company Looking to Get People Paid for Their Streaming Data” published on TechRepublic.com on May 20. The article focuses on how streaming sites have…

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Posted: May 20, 2020

  The benefits of diversity in education, especially higher education, stretch far and wide — affecting students’ academic and social experiences, as well as having a direct impact on their future. The positive effects of diversity enable students to work with people from other races, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds and…

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Posted: May 20, 2020

Join us to learn more about the MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media. This two-year degree program provides students with a practical foundation in book publishing and digital/magazine media. Students may apply for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. Info Session followed by Q&A with UF Alums Rhina…

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Posted: May 20, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Fresh Take Florida student reporters were the big winners in the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) College Coronavirus Coverage (CCC) Awards. “One college media outlet dominated The CCC Awards. And four women – Dana Cassidy, Angela DiMichele, Karina Elwood, and Tobie Nell Perkins – dominated the…

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Posted: May 20, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “Powerful Cable-TV, Reporter Groups Side with Fox News in Lawsuit” published in the Times of San Diego on May 18. The article focuses on a lawsuit…

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Posted: May 19, 2020

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Bateman Competition team has placed second in the nation in the 2020 contest. The CJC team was comprised of Public Relations seniors Sawyer Carlton, Erin France, Palak Patel, Ruth Rodriguez and Carly Rogers. Doctoral…

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Posted: May 19, 2020

By Madison Hindo, B.S. Public Relations 2020 Battling a life-threatening illness is challenging in any circumstances, but the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated things further for patients. When Atlanta TV news station CBS46 reporter Melissa Stern, B.S. Telecommunication 2011, was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer, she turned to writing about…

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Posted: May 18, 2020

Carma Bylund, Public Relations associate professor at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) and associate professor in the Division of Hematology & Oncology at the UF College of Medicine, and Melissa Armstrong, UF College of Medicine associate professor of Neurology, have been awarded a $375,000 grant…

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Posted: May 18, 2020

Four University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students journalists and WUFT News staff were honored in the National 2019 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Awards competition. The awards recognize the best in student journalism during 2019. National SPJ Mark of Excellence winners and finalists include:…

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Posted: May 18, 2020

Carma Bylund, Public Relations associate professor at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) and associate professor in the Division of Hematology & Oncology at the UF College of Medicine, has been named associate editor for Patient Education & Counseling, an interdisciplinary, international journal for patient education…

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Posted: May 15, 2020