College News

Stuart Newman, B.S. Journalism 1946 and 1994 Hall of Fame inductee, was featured in “Stuart Newman, 96-Year-Old World War II Veteran, Takes ‘Honor Flight” published in The Miami Herald on Oct. 27. Honor Flight of South Florida organized the free excursion from Fort Lauderdale to Washington, D.C. Newman joined other…

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Posted: November 5, 2018

A new class taught by Benny Torres, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising lecturer, was featured in “What Should I Take in the Spring? Upcoming New Courses” published in The Independent Florida Alligator on Oct. 28. In the article, six professors offer details on new classes available…

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Posted: October 31, 2018

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications and Center for Public Interest Communications director, was elected to the Playworks national board of directors. Playworks, based in Oakland, California, helps kids discover the joy of physical activity, build social and emotional…

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Posted: October 29, 2018

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and Bob Graham Center for Public Service Environmental Journalist-in-Residence is the author of “Florida: Candidates Shortsighted on Climate Change’s Long-Term Impacts” published in the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) States of the Union Coverage of the Midterms special report on Oct.…

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Posted: October 25, 2018

Myiah Hutchens, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations assistant professor, served as co-author of two articles published recently in two national communication journals. “Evaluating Summary Measures of Heterogeneous Political Discussion: The Critical Roles of Excluded Cases and Discussion with People Holding Extreme Views” was published in…

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Posted: October 24, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumni, faculty and students were recognized at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) conferences in Austin, Texas in October. Del Galloway, B.S. Journalism 1981, M.A.M.C 1983 and 2002 Hall of Fame inductee, received…

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Posted: October 24, 2018

Spiro Kiousis, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications executive associate dean, was quoted in “Brian Mast, Lauren Baer: National Groups Pumping More Money Into 18th District Congressional Race,” published on TCPalm.com on Oct. 19. The article focuses on a report about two major national fundraising committees that have…

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Posted: October 24, 2018

By Max Chesnes, Journalism senior Celeste Martinez was running a pizza restaurant in San Juan, Puerto Rico – serving artisanal pizzas, local ingredients and craft beer – when she realized her job skills needed a boost. In 2013, at the age of 40, Martinez and her partners closed the restaurant,…

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Posted: October 23, 2018

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,” was nominated for a National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Suncoast Chapter Regional Emmy Award in the Topical Documentary category.…

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Posted: October 19, 2018

Wayne Wanta, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism professor, is the recipient of a UF Foundation Preeminence Term Professorship. He was recognized for his research and outstanding record of accomplishment. Wanta is internationally known for his research in political communication and media effects, with 200 refereed publications…

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Posted: October 19, 2018

Dania Alexandrino, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovation News Center Spanish-language news manager, recently traveled to El Salvador to teach a two-day workshop for the Savadoran Radio Broadcasters Association in San Salvador. The workshop, for radio and television journalists, focused on maintaining relevance and producing valuable news…

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Posted: October 19, 2018

Wayne Wanta, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism professor, is an insulin-dependent diabetic who travels extensively to lecture and deliver research presentations. His efforts to successfully keep diabetes from interfering with his work were saluted by the UF International Center UF Global Oct. 15 newsletter during National…

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Posted: October 18, 2018