College News

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online  Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted in “Twitter, Snapchat: Redesigns and Risks Go Hand in Hand” featured on CBS News MoneyWatch on Nov. 14. The report focuses on how Twitter and Snapchat…

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Posted: November 14, 2017

Perched in his Los Angeles kitchen is one of Rich Preuss’ most prized possessions, the 1995 Most Valuable Player Award, a recognition he received while working as a production student at WUFT-TV. Now he can add another prestigious award to his collection – a 2017 Primetime Emmy Award. Preuss served…

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Posted: November 14, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism senior Drea Cornejo was selected for the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Dave Martin Student Grant. The $1,000 grant, named after longtime Associated Press photographer David “Mullet” Martin, who passed away suddenly on Jan. 1, 2014 while on assignment in Atlanta, is awarded…

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Posted: November 14, 2017

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 “Civil Pro/Con Debate: Should White Supremacists Be Allowed to Speak and Hold Rallies on Public College Campuses?” published in the Huffington Post on Nov. 6.…

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Posted: November 13, 2017

Internship with the Alachua County Democratic Party Internship opportunity with the Alachua County Democratic Party to assist in developing marketing strategies to increase voter turnout, particularly in three low turnout precincts; preparing bi weekly mail chimp newsletter to over 4,800 subscribers; media alerts; event planning; recruiting and training precinct leaders;…

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Posted: November 13, 2017

Jim Harrison, creative director of The Agency in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, will join the core faculty of the College and add teaching to his responsibilities. Harrison will teach “Forward Thinking: Understanding and Applying Creative Strategies.” This course is structured to provide an in-depth understanding…

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Posted: November 7, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Assistant Professors Jordan Alpert and Huan Chen have received funding from the Dean’s Seed Money Initiative to investigate e-cigarette messaging on social media. Alpert and Chen will examine how e-cig brands use social media to market their products and entice young…

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Posted: November 7, 2017

Florida Alternative Breaks is a University of Florida program that sends out service-learning trips based on specific social issues during weekends and academic breaks. Florida Alternative Breaks’ vision is to develop a community of life-long active citizens who are committed to positive, sustainable change.  We currently have 6 different trip…

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Posted: November 6, 2017

Four University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising students were selected for the national American Advertising Federation (AAF) Most Promising Multicultural Students program. Seniors Lesly Ramirez, Edward Hiraldo, Amanda Churchill and Mayra Yaji will travel to New York City from Feb. 12 to 15 to participate in the…

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Posted: November 3, 2017

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted in “What the Tech? Avoiding Facebook Scams” broadcast on Chattanooga, Tenn. NBC affiliate WRCB-TV. The story focuses on Facebook users who participated in a post on…

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Posted: November 3, 2017

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is being honored by the College Media Association (CMA) with a new award in his name — the Frank LoMonte Ethics in Journalism Award. The Frank LoMonte Award will honor journalists, advisers or…

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Posted: November 1, 2017

Cuba: Outside In was a finalist in the 2017 EPPY Awards College/University Investigative or Documentary Feature category. The 22nd annual EPPY competition, sponsored by Editor & Publisher, honors the best international digital-media websites across 30 diverse categories. The website chronicled the May 2017 Cuba study abroad trip by University of…

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Posted: October 31, 2017