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Edward Aschoff, B.S. Journalism 2008, will be honored by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) with a new award in his memory. The Edward Aschoff Rising Star Award will recognize one promising journalist no older than 34, who has not only the talent and work ethic to succeed in…

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Posted: February 12, 2020

Ah Ram Lee, Ph.D. 2019, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) alumna, is the lead author of “The Role of Psychological Proximity and Social Ties Influence in Promoting a Social Media Recycling Campaign” published in the Journal of Environmental Communication on Nov. 14. Lee and co-authors UFCJC…

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Posted: February 12, 2020

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, participated in a podcast for the NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Environmental Health Chat series on Dec. 23. “Harnessing Social Media to Share Science on Breast Cancer and the Environment” featured information on how health…

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Posted: February 12, 2020

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 “TikTok is Proof That People Can Make Any Social Media Network into a Dating App” published on mashable.com on Feb. 10. The article focuses on…

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Posted: February 12, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) students, faculty and alumni were honored in the 2020 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts Competition. “The Lead” won the Best of Festival Award in the Student Film & Video Competition Narrative category.  Award winners for the film, produced…

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Posted: February 11, 2020

The Foreign Press Foundation (FPF) and the Foreign Press Association of the United States (FPA-USA) is pleased to accept submissions for the 2020 Foreign Press Foundation Scholarship Awards. These cash awards are for international graduate students studying journalism in the United States. Founded in 1918 and originally known as the…

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Posted: February 11, 2020

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors and to college/university students who reside within the SUNCOAST REGION that includes the State of Florida, the State of Louisiana, the Mobile–Pensacola Market area and Puerto Rico. Click Here For More Details and…

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Posted: February 11, 2020

While media is often blamed for exacerbating the ideological and political gap between political parties, discussing politics among friends and family also has a significant impact on increasing polarization, particularly when individuals of opposing political affiliations are not participating in open dialogue. University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications…

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Posted: February 11, 2020
Posted: February 11, 2020

A study by Tom Kelleher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, UFCJC Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Men, and Patrick Thelen, Ph.D. 2019, was selected as one of the Institute of Public Relations (IPR) Top 14 PR Research Insights of…

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Posted: February 10, 2020

Mary Ann Ferguson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations professor, is mentioned in a UF Women at Work profile of UF Vice President of Human Resources Jodi Gentry, M.A.M.C Public Relations 1989. Ferguson served as the chair of Gentry’s graduate committee and left a lasting impression…

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Posted: February 10, 2020

People use cues every day, like social cues or nonverbal cues, to communicate. But how are these cues — relative to Siri, Alexa, social robots, or the myriad hybrid computer and artificial intelligence technologies — being developed? How would a self-driving car, for example, understand sarcasm and do they have…

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Posted: February 7, 2020