College News

Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) student journalists and a WUFT News special report were recognized in the 2018 Suncoast Student Production Awards competition sponsored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Suncoast Chapter. In addition, UFCJC students received six of the 27…

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Posted: May 14, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students were honored in the 2017 Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards (MOE) competition. Students were recognized for their work on radio, television, print and online by professional judges with at least three years of journalism experience. UF…

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Posted: May 14, 2018

Johnathan Newman, B.S. Telecommunication 2018, was selected as one of only four University of Florida students to receive a 2018 Spring Outstanding Student Leader Award from the UF Alumni Association (UFAA). Each semester, UFAA recognizes graduating Gators who exemplify leadership by inspiring peers and leaving a positive legacy while demonstrating…

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Posted: May 14, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, authored “College Campuses as First Amendment Combat Zones and Free-Speech Theatres of the Absurd: The High Price of Protecting Extremist Speakers for Shouting Matches and Insults,” published in the spring 2018 issue…

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Posted: May 8, 2018

Myiah Hutchens will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications as a Public Relations assistant professor this fall. Since 2014, Hutchens has been an assistant professor in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.  From 2012-2014, she was assistant professor in the University…

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Posted: May 8, 2018

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was the co-author of “Don’t Expect Professors to Get Fired When They Say Something You Don’t Like” published in The Conversation on May 7. In the article, LoMonte and co-author David Jadon, a…

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Posted: May 8, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Media Effects and Technology Lab (METL) has partnered with Covalent, a multidisciplinary consulting firm specializing in virtual reality, design and 3D printing, for their VR application VirtuePet. VirtuePet allows users to have a pet and care for it, providing a…

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Posted: May 8, 2018

Ann Christiano delivers commencement address to UF doctoral graduates, challenging them to become "virtuosos of curiosity". Read the full text of her address.

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Posted: May 5, 2018

Benjamin Johnson will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications this fall as an assistant professor in the Department of Advertising. Johnson comes to UF from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where he is assistant professor in communication science. Previously, he was a graduate associate at Ohio State and…

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Posted: May 4, 2018

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program in social media, was quoted in “How Brands Can Repair a Battered Online Reputation,” published on CMSWiRE on May 3. The article focuses on the need for companies to have a crisis plan in…

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Posted: May 4, 2018

This summer, CNBC is hosting three interactive workshops for aspiring and professional journalists at the 2018 NAHJ, NABJ and AAJA Conventions. The Business Reporting Workshop is designed for on-air reporters and multimedia journalists with 3-5 years of professional experience and will take place on July 20 at the NAHJ 2018…

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Posted: May 3, 2018