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Mickey Nall Joins Public Relations Department as Visiting Lecturer

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Posted: August 12, 2016

Mickey G. Nall, APR, PRSA Fellow will be a visiting lecturer in the UF College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Department for the upcoming school year. For more than 25 years, Nall has been a PR Agency professional working on a variety of brands and clients, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Darden Specialty Restaurant Group, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), American Automobile Association (AAA), United Way of America, and The Coca-Cola Company and UPS. Nall served as…

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Krieger and Strekalova Collaborate On Nursing Student Empathy Training Study

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Posted: August 12, 2016

Janice Krieger, UF College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center Director, and Yulia Strekalova, UF CJC Director of Grants Development, collaborated with two ShadowHealth researchers to publish an online article in Wolters Kluwer Health Nurse Educator. The Aug. 3 article, “Empathic Communication in Virtual Education for Nursing Students: I’m Sorry to Hear That,” examined communication strategies used by undergraduate nursing students to express empathy during simulated health history interviews.

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Clay Calvert Comments on Lawyer Advertising Best Practices

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Posted: August 5, 2016

University of Florida Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert was featured in the article, “Panel Issues Guidance on Best Lawyer Advertising”  in the print and online editions of the August 2016 issue of ABA Journal. Calvert commented on how the content of ads for lawyers can help prospective clients make more informed choices.

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UF CJC Student Aaron Albright Selected for Prestigious ONA16 Student Newsroom

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Posted: August 5, 2016

UF College of Journalism and Communications student Aaron Albright is among the 20 talented digital journalists who have been selected for the Online News Association’s 2016 Student Newsroom. Under the guidance of carefully curated mentors, these students will provide intensive website coverage of the ONA’s Conference and Awards in Denver, Colo. from Sept. 15-17. The Student Newsroom immerses undergraduate and graduate college students in a digital media environment by providing hands-on experience during the three-day ONA event. Google provides financial sponsorship for the program.  

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Defining Moments: Scott Tatter, B.S. Telecommunication 1984

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Posted: August 2, 2016

Scott Tatter, B.S. Telecommunication 1984, had his defining moment one night at a music nightclub. Tatter graduated from the CJC with a degree in hand and had no clue what his future held. He was supposed to be a football phenomenon, but that never happened after he blew out his knee. He found himself in Mill Valley, Calif., working at a music nightclub. The club had music seven nights a week and one night the sound engineer didn’t show up for his gig. Tatter had helped him plug a few cords in and knew the basics of the job. After…

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Eunice Kim Receives International Research Grant

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Posted: August 1, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Assistant Professor Eunice Kim received The Differences’ Research Grant in recognition of the top research paper, “Consumer Socialization Through Social Media: Antecedents of Consumer Acceptance of Native Advertising on Social Networking Sites,” presented at the Global Colloquium organized by the Korean Advertising Society. The paper was co-authored with advertising master’s degree student Yoo Jin Chung. The research grant is sponsored by Korean Advertising Society and HS Ad, one of the leading advertising agencies in South Korea.  The paper will also be presented at the August AEJMC Conference in Minneapolis in the…

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Andrew Selepak Comments on the Use of Social Media During the Recent Coup Attempt Against Turkish President Erdogan

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Posted: July 18, 2016

Dr. Andrew Selepak, UF College of Journalism and Communications Social Media Master’s Program Director, was quoted in the article “For Someone Who Doesn’t Like Social Media, Erdogan Used it Effectively to Put Down Coup.” The article, published on cnbc.com on July 18, 2016, focused on the fight for control of both traditional and social media during the recent coup attempt against Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

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Michael Weigold Comments on Choices Available to Boost Social Media Skills

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Posted: July 14, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Enrollment Management Michael Weigold was quoted in the article “Boost Social Media Skills with Online Courses” in the usnews.com July 14, 2016 edition. Weigold comments the value of online courses to learn or boost social media skills.

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CJC Student News Reporters Honored at SPJ Sunshine State Awards Competition

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Posted: July 13, 2016

Student reporters from WUFT-TV/FM, Noticias WUFT and The Independent Florida Alligator were honored at the 22nd annual Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Sunshine State Awards presentation in Miami. Students were recognized in both professional and student divisions for their work on radio, television, print and online. In the professional division, the Noticias WUFT News Team placed first in the Spanish Language category for the “Noticias WUFT” Oct. 17, 2015 newscast. Clara Garcia and Nicole Segini placed third in the Radio Public Affairs category. The student division was divided into sub-categories based on the frequency of a school’s flagship publication. High…

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Clay Calvert Comments on First Amendment Right to Film Police in Action

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Posted: July 8, 2016

University of Florida Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert was quoted in the article, “Is videotaping police against the law in Florida? Experts say no, but it’s still a risk,” in the Tampa Bay Times July 8, 2016 edition. Calvert commented on the First Amendment right to film police doing their jobs in public places.

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