Awards

Tim Sorel, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication associate professor, received the top prize in the BEA Best of Festival Awards for his documentary, “My Kid Is Not Crazy.” Of the 1,450 entries from 175 colleges and universities, 17 were chosen as Best of Festival winners which…

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Posted: April 27, 2017

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, received a UF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors. The award provides $5,000 in support of research. Fisher was one of the 10 assistant professors, from a pool of 20 across campus, who received the award this year.…

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Posted: April 27, 2017

Frank Waddell, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, was one of two recipients of UF’s Outstanding Service by a Faculty Member on behalf of Graduate Students Award from the Graduate Student Council (GSC). This testimonial from Waddell’s research assistant, who graduated with an M.A. in…

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Posted: April 27, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student Mila Khalitova has been awarded the Grunig PRIME Research Fellowship from the Institute for Public Relations (IPR).  The PRIME Fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards for public relations doctoral students. The Fellowship, which is awarded annually, is named…

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Posted: April 14, 2017

Clay Calvert, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication and director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, was named a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor for 2017-2020. UFRF Professors are faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and…

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Posted: April 13, 2017

The University of Florida has named Ted Spiker, UF College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Department chair and professor, the 2016-17 University of Florida Teacher of the Year. The award was presented on at UF’s annual Faculty Awards reception, hosted by UF President Kent Fuchs, on April 6, 2017.  The…

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Posted: April 7, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students received six grand prize awards in the annual National Broadcasting Society-Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS-AERho) Awards competition. CJC had the second most winners of any participating University. Honorees include: Alexa Lorenzo, Audio News Package, “Superintendent Controversy” (Tie for first place) Caitie Switalski…

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Posted: April 7, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and graduate students presented papers and received awards at the 48th annual AEJMC Southeast Colloquium at the Texas Christian University Bob Schieffer College of Communication. The Colloquium is the oldest and most successful regional journalism and mass communication meeting. Clay Calvert,…

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Posted: April 6, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications on March 31, 2017 honored outstanding alumni, faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students during its annual awards banquet. The award winners include: 2017 Alumni of Distinction: Sandor Bondorowsky, B.S. Telecommunication 1992 Amy Burnett Gravina. B.S. Public Relations 1976, MAMC 1978…

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Posted: April 4, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and  Communications retired Journalism Professor Julie Dodd has received an Online Education Excellence Award for her Multimedia Writing (JOU3109) in the Instructional Strategy category from the UF Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence. Dodd credits a team of colleagues and collaborators for the…

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Posted: April 4, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism senior Drea Cornejo is the first place finalist in the Multimedia News category in the 2016 Hearst Journalism Awards. She will now advance to the national competition. Cornejo also placed sixth in the Picture Story category. Her Photo Story project, “From…

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Posted: March 30, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Assistant Professor Eunice Kim received the Mary Alice Shaver Promising Professor Award from the American Academy of Advertising at the annual AAA conference in Boston. The award honors a junior faculty member who has demonstrated excellence and innovation in advertising teaching…

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Posted: March 28, 2017