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John Kaplan, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism professor, is the first non-Nobel Prize winner to join the distinguished Nobel Laureates Forum Lectureship series held in China’s Sichuan and Shaanxi provinces. During the series, Kaplan conducted three sole-lectureship presentations entitled “The Power of the Lens.” University presidents…

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Posted: April 29, 2019

Yulia Strekalova, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications research assistant professor and director of Grants Development, has received a 2019-2020 UF Creative Campus Catalyst Grant. For the Creative Campus project, “Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Online Education and Reflection on Sensitive Topics,” Strekalova will collaborate with the…

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Posted: April 29, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists were honored in the 2019 Suncoast Student Production Awards competition sponsored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Suncoast Chapter. In the College Newscast category, Sofia Millar, Dolores Hinckley, Laurel Biddy, Alexis Howard, Claudia Perez-Brito, Gisselle Garcia,…

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Posted: April 29, 2019

Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the Center for Public Interest Communications, won this year’s Faculty Entrepreneurship Award from the UF Warrington College of Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (EIC). The Entrepreneurship Award is given annually to…

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Posted: April 28, 2019

Five University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumni are part of the South Florida Sun Sentinel team whose series of stories and editorials on the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings in Parkland, Florida, won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Brittany Wallman, B.S.…

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Posted: April 26, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Associate Professor Tim Sorel’s film, “My Kid is Not Crazy: A Search for Hope in the Face of Misdiagnosis,” is now available on Amazon Prime Video. Prime is the exclusive Over-the-Top (OTT) distributor for the film through 2020. In addition, New York…

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Posted: April 26, 2019

WUFT-FM and WUFT-TV, operated by the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, are the winners of eight Region 13 RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. WUFT-FM received six and WUFT-TV received two regional awards and the winning entries will go on to the national competition. Radio awards include:…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

Art Levy, B.S. Journalism 1984, is the author of “Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators and Other Icons in the Sunshine State” published by University of Florida Press on April 23. The book is a compilation of 90 “Florida Icon” interviews Levy produced for Florida Trend magazine between 2007…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Advertising associate professor, is the co-author of “Exploring Patient Perspectives of Prediabetes and Diabetes Severity: A Qualitative Study” published in Psychology and Health on April 23. The article, by Fisher and co-authors Dean Seehusen and Military Primary Care Research…

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Posted: April 25, 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 featured in “If Social Media Companies Don’t Regulate Themselves, There Will Be Government Overreach” broadcast on CNBC on April 22. Selepak joined CNBC’s “Power Lunch” team to…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

Carma Bylund, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations associate professor, and Carla Fisher, Advertising associate professor, have received a grant for $323,000 from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for “Improving Family and Healthcare Communication for Caregivers of Parents with Blood Cancer.” They will be conducting…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) today announced the creation of The Collier Prize for State Government Accountability, a prize that will be awarded annually at the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner starting in 2020. The $25,000 prize, one of the largest journalism prizes in…

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Posted: April 25, 2019