Diane McFarlin

Diane McFarlin, dean of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), is the recipient of the 2018 Scripps Howard Administrator of the Year Award. The national award showcases excellence in the administration of a journalism and communication program. McFarlin, B.S. Journalism 1976 and 1999 Hall of Fame…

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Posted: March 5, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Dean Diane McFarlin was quoted today in a New York Times‘ opinion blog post “Celebrating Local Journalism“. The blog post, written by New York Times columnist David Leonhardt, discusses the value of local journalism and shares a list of great local stories submitted by…

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Posted: November 21, 2018

Diane McFarlin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications dean, is featured in “UF Dean Offers Insight into Leadership and Serving as a Role Model” published in the Business Report of North Central Florida on July 16. The article features her career since graduating from UF in 1976, including…

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Posted: July 19, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Dean Diane McFarlin was featured in “Ringling Was Not the Last Great Sarasotan” published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on June 24. The article by Harold Bubil, former real estate editor of the Herald-Tribune, focuses on his recent Facebook query requesting the names…

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Posted: July 5, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Dean Diane McFarlin’s opinion piece “Take ‘Journalism’ Out of Our School’s Name? No. Double Down on Journalism in a Chaotic World” was published in MediaShift on March 15. In the piece McFarlin writes “as if the economic challenges of the last decade…

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Posted: March 15, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Dean Diane McFarlin was quoted in the article College Students Protest Donald Trump’s Deportation Plans published in the Gainesville Sun on Nov. 16. The article focused on recent demonstrations at UF and at college campuses around the country since the presidential election…

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Posted: November 17, 2016

  The Gainesville Sun featured UF College of Journalism and Communications Dean Diane McFarlin in a May 23, 2016 profile. In “A Story to Tell,” McFarlin focuses on the evolution of journalism and her quest to ensure students have a career path following graduation.

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Posted: May 23, 2016

Dean Diane McFarlin is quoted in this October 18, 2015 op-ed column in the Ocala Star-Banner, “Tom O’Hara: The civic cost of Florida’s shrinking news staffs,” regarding newsroom staffing at Florida’s daily newspapers.

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Posted: October 19, 2015

Citing the necessity of a free press to report on international injustices and terrorist activities, faculty members of the University of Florida Department of Journalism praised the valor of two recently slain American journalists while condemning their beheadings by terrorists. Terry Anderson, adjunct faculty member and a former Associated Press…

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Posted: September 3, 2014

Are Girls Still in the Balcony? Dean Diane McFarlin offers her thoughts on the Jill Abramson/NYT affair in the op-ed piece, “Are Girls Still in the Balcony?,” published May 22, 2014 on Medium.

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Posted: May 23, 2014

The College of Journalism and Communications commissioned the Innovation News Center on the evening of Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. The state-of-the-art facility  houses the College’s sports, weather and news operations. Alumni, students, faculty, staff and donors came to Weimer Hall to enjoy tours of the center, a reception and a…

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Posted: September 20, 2013

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Dean Diane H. McFarlin has been selected as one of 17 participants in the sixth Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy, sponsored by the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University and the Scripps Howard Foundation. The 2013 Academy will be…

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Posted: May 28, 2013