College News

CJC Alum Becomes Partner in Prestigious Law Firm

Charles D. Tobin

Posted: June 6, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumnus Charles D. Tobin, B.S. Journalism 1984, has become a partner in the Washington D.C. law firm Ballard Spahr. Tobin will be a part of the Media and Entertainment Law Group. Tobin comes to Ballard Spahr from Holland & Knight where he was a partner and chair of the National Media Practice Team for the past 15 years. He received his Juris Doctor degree from UF in 1989. Ballard Spahr is a national law firm with more than 500 lawyers across the county. The Media and Entertainment Law Group represents clients in…

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CJC Students Win Top Prizes at Hearst Journalism Awards National Competition

Posted: June 6, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) graduate Maggie Lorenz, B.S. Telecommunication 2017, won first place for TV reporting and Journalism senior Drea Cornejo won top honors for Best Story of the Year at the Hearst Journalism Awards National Championships on June 1.  Caitie Switalski, B.S. Journalism 2017, won third place in radio reporting.  Cornejo also placed fourth in Multimedia Reporting. Each student placed within the top five of the earlier Hearst Awards Intercollegiate Competition, which qualified them for the National Championships. The Hearst Journalism Awards are the most prestigious awards for undergraduate journalism offering up to $500,000…

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PACE Center for Girls, Alachua County Fall 2017 Internship

Posted: June 5, 2017

The PACE Center for Girls is offering an Internship Program and are accepting applications from now until July 14, 2017 for Summer and Fall positions. We accept students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program. We also accept recent graduates (maximum one year after graduation). PACE internships are unpaid and require a minimum of 10 hours/week.   Click here to view the application and available internship positions.

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CJC Alum Receives National Award for Investigative Report

Shelby Webb

Posted: June 5, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumna Shelby Webb, B.S. Journalism 2013, current education reporter for the Houston Chronicle and former Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune writer, has won the national investigative award for smaller news outlets from the Education Writers Association for her Herald-Tribune investigation on disciplinary policies, including expulsions, in Sarasota County and across the state. Webb’s “Expelled: No Second Chances,” focused on  a dichotomy in the Sarasota County school district – a place with high academic standards and community support, but also a high rate of expulsions from 2010 – 2015.

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CJC Alum Receives National Sports Broadcasting Award

Posted: June 2, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumni Ben Murphy, B.S. Telecommunication 2017, placed sixth overall in the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) All-America Program. The national competition recognizes the most outstanding collegiate radio and TV sports broadcasters. Judges included leading members of the sports broadcasting industry and former winners of the Jim Nantz Award, the organization’s highest award. Currently Murphy is a multimedia sports journalist at WCBD News 2 in Charleston, S.C.

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New Org Alert! Exsto Communications Organization

Posted: June 1, 2017

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CJC Newscast Receives National College Emmy Award

College Emmy Awards

Posted: May 31, 2017

A University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student news production received a College Emmy in the 38th Annual College Television Awards Competition Newscast category. The Sept. 2, 2016 edition of “WUFT News First at Five,” co-produced by 2017 Telecommunication graduates Ryan Roberts and Daniela Hurtado, chronicled the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine’s impact on North Central Florida. The College Television Awards, sponsored by the Television Academy Foundation, were presented in Los Angeles on May 24. The nationwide competition recognizes excellence in student work and spotlights an inclusive group of talented storytellers and content creators who aspire to careers in…

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Tom Kelleher and Richard Shumate Focus on Fake News in MediaShift Articles

Posted: May 30, 2017

Tom Kelleher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Department chair, and Richard Shumate, UFCJC doctoral student and former CNN news editor, have published articles in MediaShift focusing on fake news on May 30 and May 18, respectively. Kelleher is the author of the May 30 article “What Universities Can Do About Digital Literacy in the Age of Fake News.” Kelleher reports on a study of “real” news versus sponsored content. The experiment involved labeling sponsored content in various ways to see if this could help the reader identify what was real news and what was sponsored by…

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Clay Calvert Comments on the Effects of Trump’s Media Bashing

Posted: May 30, 2017

Clay Calvert, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project director, is quoted in “How Trump’s Attacks on the Media Turned Into Literal Attacks on the Media” published in The Wrap on May 26. Calvert comments on the effect President Trump’s bashing of the media has had on both politicians and journalists. “Trump’s anti-press rhetoric, coupled with his constant complaints about so-called fake news stories and entire news outlets, creates a toxic atmosphere that emboldens others to attack — even physically attack — journalists,” Calvert said in the article.

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CJC Alumna Selected for Florida Bar Fellowship

Tiffany Brown

Posted: May 30, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumna Tiffany J. Brown, B.S. Advertising 2003, was named a Florida Bar Association Business Law Section Fellow for the 2017-2019 term. The fellowship program provides a subsidy to six highly qualified applicants expressing an interest in becoming active in the work and leadership of the Business Law Section. During her fellowship, she will be assigned a social mentor and a substantive committee mentor to assist her involvement in the committee that most closely fits her area of law practice. Brown received her J.D. degree from UF in 2007 and now serves as legal counsel for…

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CJC Ties for Fourth Overall in the Hearst Intercollegiate Competition

Posted: May 25, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has tied for fourth overall in the 2017 Hearst Journalism Awards Intercollegiate Competition.  The high placement was a result of CJC student journalists receiving 15 individual awards. The Hearst program holds year-long competitions for journalism undergraduates in writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and multimedia. Journalism schools accumulating the most points earned by their students in each category are designated the winners of the Intercollegiate Competitions. CJC received fourth place in the Intercollegiate Multimedia category, fifth place in the Intercollegiate Broadcast Radio and Television category and sixth in Intercollegiate Photojournalism. Overall CJC received…

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Defining Moments: Angela Buonocore, B.S. Advertising 1978

Angela Buonocore

Posted: May 24, 2017

Angela Buonocore always loved writing but, like many freshly minted graduates, was not quite sure what she wanted to do with her life.  As it turns out, she quickly found her calling. Angela, who retired from corporate life in December 2014, is a former member of the Public Relations Advisory Council and is currently chairing the Dean’s Leadership Council, which is charged with philanthropic leadership and increasing recognition among key constituencies of the College’s leading-edge programs, outstanding faculty and top-ranked students. She is also turning more attention to additional philanthropic efforts, with a particular focus on social justice, literacy and…

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