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Raegan Burden will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Department this fall as Lecturer of Cultural Engagement. In this new position, Burden will specialize in monitoring trends and opportunities for advertising’s role in shaping the cultural, social, political, and ethical trust between institutions and audiences.…

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Posted: May 15, 2019

Dan Windels will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) full time as an Advertising lecturer in fall 2019. For the past year, Windels has served as a CJC visiting instructor for the Advertising Department.   He also was the faculty advisor for the student-run Ad Society…

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Posted: May 14, 2019

John Freeman, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor, was one of 33 graduates of Berlin American High School invited by the city’s mayor to attend an exclusive ceremony recognizing the 70th anniversary of the end of the Berlin blockade on May 12. Freeman, coordinator of…

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Posted: May 13, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Window-Sticker Arrest: Is it Offensive Sure, But Obscene? Maybe Not” published in The Gainesville Sun on May 8. The article features the story of a Lake…

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Posted: May 13, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) today announced that Dr. Evan Kropp will join the College as their new Director of Distance Education overseeing all online master’s and certificate programs. Kropp currently is an Associate Dean of Communication at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), which has…

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Posted: May 9, 2019

Pat Ford, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations visiting  professional-in-residence, is the author of “Lessons from Leaders: More Progress, Fewer Platitudes” published in PRWeek on May 6. Ford reflects on his time and commitment to advocating for more diversity, inclusion and equity in the PR profession.…

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Posted: May 9, 2019

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