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Seven University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists were recognized in the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Competition. Four will now go on to compete in the National Championship in San Francisco from June 1-6. Telecommunication graduate Grace King, Telecommunication senior David Jones and Journalism graduate Meredith Sheldon…

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Posted: May 8, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students were recognized in the Florida Society of News Editors (FSNE) 2019 Journalism Contest Student Division. The annual competition honors the year’s best journalists. Winners include: Student Division Enterprise Writing: First Place, Alexa Lorenzo, Caitlin Ostroff, Ryan Serpico, Ethan Bauer, Gabrielle Calise…

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Posted: May 8, 2019

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students received top honors in the National 2018 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Awards competition. The awards recognize the best in student journalism. National SPJ Mark of Excellence winners include: Best Use of Multimedia: Mackenzie Behm, Journalism senior,…

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Posted: May 8, 2019

Huan Chen, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, is the co-author of “Americanized or Localized: A Qualitative Study on Chinese Advertising Practitioners’ Perceptions of Creativity and Strategy in the Digital Age” published in Global Media and China on May 6. Chen, along with CJC doctoral…

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Posted: May 8, 2019

By Denise Truck Krigbaum, M.A.M.C. 1997 Luck was with Mamta Chaudhry, M.A.J.C. 1979, the day she arrived at Gainesville airport to begin a master’s degree program. As she changed planes in New York, airline agents had misread her handwritten ticket issued in India and put her on a plane to…

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Posted: May 8, 2019

Michael Leslie, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication associate professor, was selected by the Advertising Education Foundation to participate in the 2019 Visiting Professor Immersion Program in New York City. Leslie, who also is an adviser to the College’s strategic communication agency, is one of only 34…

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Posted: May 6, 2019

Juliana Fernandes will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) as an assistant professor in Advertising this fall. She will teach core advertising courses, including Advertising Strategy, Digital Insights, and Advertising Campaigns. Fernandes is currently an assistant professor in the University of Miami School of Communication…

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Posted: May 6, 2019

Some of the most influential voices for preserving Florida’s natural wonders are alumni of the College of Journalism and Communications. We asked six to muse on their careers, the environment and their favorite spots in Florida. You can see our special feature on CJC Environmental Heroes here: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/alumni-and-friends/cjc-environment-voices/.  

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Posted: May 6, 2019

Frank Waddell, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, was quoted in “Killing Comments Won’t Cure Our Toxic Internet Culture” published on Engadget.com on May 3. The article focuses on the conundrum of whether online newspapers should remove their comments sections altogether. The comments sections are driven…

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Posted: May 3, 2019

Carma Bylund, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) associate professor of Public Relations and in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the UF College of Medicine , is the co-author of “Review of the Patient-Centered Communication Landscape in Multiple Myeloma and Other Hematologic Malignancies” published in…

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Posted: May 2, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism senior Meryl Kornfield is one of only five UF Honors Program students that will be inducted into the second annual Honors Hall of Fame class. The UF Honors Program is a community of scholars, bound together by a shared interest in…

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Posted: May 2, 2019

Jon Morris, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising professor is the author of “Appeal, Engagement, and Empowerment in Marketing Communications” published in the second edition of Advertising Theory. In the book, Morris contributes a chapter in the “Psychological Processes in Response to Advertisements” section focusing on emotions…

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Posted: May 2, 2019