Awards

Forrest Smith, B.S Broadcasting 1981, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications deputy morning news director of the Innovation News Center, will receive the inaugural Legacy Award chosen by the board of the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters (FAPB). Three news professionals were selected for the inaugural honor out of…

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Posted: March 20, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students are among the finalists in the 2016 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters (FAPB) Awards Competition. In the College competition, Florida college and university students entered a record 55 news, weather and sports television and radio stories. In the College Television competition, WUFT-TV…

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Posted: March 20, 2017

Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students were recognized in the 2016 Hearst Journalism Awards Competition Multimedia News category. Journalism senior Drea Cornejo received 13th place for “Lightnin’ Salvage Lives On” chronicling a fire in a business behind a popular Gainesville pizza place. Telecommunication freshman Grace King received…

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Posted: March 15, 2017

ALFRED J. SEAMAN AWARD FOR BEST UNDERGRADUATE PAPER ON ADVERTISING AND SOCIETY The winner of the competition is selected by a panel of AEF board members, consisting of professors and advertising professionals. The 2017 award will be presented at the AEF annual Honors Night Dinner on Monday, June 12, 2017.…

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Posted: January 18, 2017

Congratulations to UFCJC photojournalism alumni and Gainesville Sun staff photographers Erica Brough (BSJ 2005) and Doug Finger (BSJ 2002), who received first place honors in the photo division of the 2015 Florida Society of News Editors Contest. Brough won first place for Spot News Photography, and Finger took top honors…

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Posted: July 23, 2015

Minnesota Public Radio’s coverage of the cover-up of sexual abuse by the clergy in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s reporting on delays in hospital screening of newborns won the inaugural “University of Florida Award for Investigative Data Journalism” at the Online News Association’s…

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Posted: September 27, 2014

Bernell Tripp, an Associate Professor of Journalism in the UF College of Journalism and Communications, has been selected to receive the 2014 American Journalism Historians Association National Award for Excellence in Teaching. The annual award honors a college or university teacher who excels at teaching in the areas of journalism…

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Posted: September 9, 2014

A team of University of Florida public relations students took first prize in the Public Relations Student Society of America’s 2014 Bateman Case Study Competition. Conducted annually, the Bateman competition judges teams of college students on their ability to develop and present a comprehensive public relations campaign. Recent public relations…

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Posted: May 9, 2014

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Associate Professor Amy Jo Coffey is the recipient of the University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship award for 2014-16. Coffey received her doctorate from the University of Georgia, where she focused on media management, economics, and audience issues. Her research interests…

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Posted: April 24, 2014

Congratulations to the WUFT-FM &TV staff and students for winning seven 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. The Radio Television Digital News Association announced the awards Tuesday. The awards recognize work of the highest quality produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.  The regional winners are…

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Posted: April 23, 2014

During its annual awards banquet held March 31, 2014 at the UF Hilton, the College announced the following award winners: Faculty Awards Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Award Cory Armstrong Teacher of the Year Award Troy Elias Faculty Research Award Amy Jo Coffey Faculty Service Award Amy Jo Coffey College-Wide Student Awards…

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Posted: April 1, 2014