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University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and staff were recently honored for their accomplishments during the 2019-2020 academic year. The annual awards recognize achievements and service in the College and the UF community. The honorees include: UF Undergraduate Teacher of the Year: Moni Basu, Michael and Linda…

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Posted: April 29, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student films and news reports were nominated for recognition in the National Academy of Arts and Sciences (NATAS) 2020 Suncoast Chapter Student Production Awards competition. Two films from the CJC Narrative Collaborative Filmmaking course led by Telecommunication Lecturer Iman Zawahry received nominations.…

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Posted: April 29, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, will be one of three presenters during a Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) webinar, “Censorship: Getting Past Reporting Roadblocks in the Time of COVID-19.” Access will be available via Zoom on May 5…

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Posted: April 28, 2020

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Bateman Competition team has been named one of the top three finalists in the 2020 contest. The CJC team, led by doctoral student Pamala Proverbs, was comprised of Public Relations seniors Sawyer Carlton, Erin…

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Posted: April 28, 2020

By Madison Hindo, Public Relations 2020 In a time of social distancing, the UF College of Journalism and Communications Advisory Councils have stepped up to bring students together and navigate this difficult period of time with the #AllKindsofWeather series of Zoom meetings. The series was created and organized by Advertising…

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Posted: April 28, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Authoritarian Governments Crack Down on Press Freedoms Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Report” featured on ABC News on April 28. The story focuses on how the coronavirus is compounding existing threats to…

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Posted: April 28, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was one of four of the nation’s leading Constitutional Law and First Amendment scholars and professors to file a friend-of-the-court brief with the New York-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the…

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Posted: April 28, 2020

Michael Weigold, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Advertising professor and Online Undergraduate program director, is the author of “Succeeding in Online Advertising Education” published in the Journal of Advertising Education on April 22. Weigold reflects on the benefits of online education and UFs recent shift to…

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Posted: April 28, 2020

Juliana Fernandes, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, will serve as one of two guest editors for Journal of Advertising Education (JAE) Special Issue: Cases in International and Multicultural Advertising, Volume 24, Issue 1, 2020. Fernandes and Ohio University Associate Professor Craig Davis will review…

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Posted: April 28, 2020

Isabella C. Guardia, B.S. Advertising 2018, has received second place in the 2020 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Young Lions Print Competition. Guardia, a junior art director at Leo Burnett in Chicago, shares the award with Mariana Guarín Barkach, a copywriter at the same agency. The client for the…

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Posted: April 27, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Assistant Professors Jay Hmielowski and Myiah Hutchens are the co-authors of “Talking Politics: The Relationship Between Supportive and Opposing Discussion with Partisan Media and Credibility Use” published in Communication Research on April 21. Hmielowski and Hutchens, along with Sarah Staggs…

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Posted: April 27, 2020

Cynthia Morton Padovano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor was recently honored by the American Academy of Advertising’s Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising (JCIRA) as the 2020 Journal Reviewer of the Year. Morton Padovano has worked in the field of advertising as…

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Posted: April 27, 2020