Diane McFarlin

Diane McFarlin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Emeritus Dean and Scholar, has been named to the 2021 Florida Newspaper Hall of Fame, in recognition of her outstanding service in the field of newspaper journalism in Florida. McFarlin, B.S. Journalism 1976 and 1999 Hall of Fame inductee,…

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Posted: July 16, 2021

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Posted: March 30, 2021

Diane McFarlin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications dean, is featured in The Independent Florida Alligator podcast episode “News: What Could Be Better Than This” on Dec. 6. McFarlin, B.S. Journalism 1976, spoke with senior Journalism Major Thomas Holton, The Alligator Podcast host and producer, about her eight-year…

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Posted: December 7, 2020

Dear CJC Colleagues and Students: The killing of George Floyd is a tragedy of multiple dimensions. It is both despicable and intolerable that a Black man would be treated with such disdain by law enforcement that he would lose his life. This comes on the heels of the deaths of…

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Posted: June 2, 2020

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Posted: April 3, 2020

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) today announced that Diane McFarlin will be retiring from the role of Dean at the end of 2020. McFarlin will have served eight years as the College’s leader. “This decision has not been an easy one,” said McFarlin, a 1976…

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Posted: March 9, 2020

Diane McFarlin, dean of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was the keynote speaker at a celebration in Sarasota, Florida, on Nov. 6 honoring the 40th anniversary of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the 20th anniversary of Season of Sharing, a charitable fund she founded…

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Posted: November 7, 2019

Diane McFarlin, dean of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), and Frank LoMonte, UFCJC Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, are the co-authors of “We Must Save Student Newsrooms” published in Inside Higher Ed on Sept. 11. McFarlin and LoMonte report on the current state…

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Posted: September 11, 2019

Diane McFarlin, dean of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), has been named to the second annual Florida Trend Florida 500 list. Florida 500 is a Florida Trend special section that highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state. The list…

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Posted: September 9, 2019

Diane McFarlin, dean of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), is quoted in “With Layoffs and Fewer Readers, What’s the Future of Our Hometown Newspaper?” published in Sarasota (Fla.) Magazine on Aug. 5. McFarlin, former longtime publisher of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, comments on how the newspaper…

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Posted: August 8, 2019

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