Drea Cornejo

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism  senior Drea Cornejo received third-place in the 2017 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest. Her winning entry, “Waiting for Water in Cuba,” examines the water woes facing the 2.1 million residents of Havana, where some people lack running water and must rely…

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Posted: August 23, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) graduate Maggie Lorenz, B.S. Telecommunication 2017, won first place for TV reporting and Journalism senior Drea Cornejo won top honors for Best Story of the Year at the Hearst Journalism Awards National Championships on June 1.  Caitie Switalski, B.S. Journalism 2017,…

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Posted: June 6, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications senior Drea Cornejo was awarded the 2017 Jimi Lott Scholarship from the National Press Photographers Foundation (NAPF). Cornejo, one of only eight student honorees, will receive a $2,000 award. Jimi Lott was a Seattle Times staff photographer for more than 20 years.…

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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

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