Innovation News Center

David Barasoain will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Innovation News Center (INC) as an Associate In faculty member and news manager on May 1. Barasoain is an experienced broadcast journalist and educator and will be teaching undergraduate courses, managing students and student content creation…

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Posted: May 1, 2024

Report for America reporter Rose Schnabel will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Innovation News Center in July as part of the new Florida Environment & Ag Desk. She will cover the agriculture, water and climate change beat in North Central Florida for WUFT News.…

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Posted: April 24, 2024

Report for America (RFA) has named public media station WUFT, housed at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), as one of its 2024 newsroom partners. The RFA reporter will join WUFT in summer 2024 and help bolster the new Florida Environment & Ag Desk in the…

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Posted: December 7, 2023

Áine Pennello has joined the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Innovation News Center as a multimedia reporter and producer, and will assume the role of “Morning Edition” news anchor. She will also be a reporter for WUFT platforms. “Morning Edition” is broadcast Monday through Friday from…

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Posted: December 1, 2023

By Derrah Getter, Journalism senior Sleeping on the floor of a radio booth in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication’s Innovation News Center (INC) is something I never thought I’d be proud of, but after 36 hours, I was just as giddy as ever. During Hurricane Idalia,…

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Posted: September 18, 2023

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) has announced that five faculty have been promoted. Environmental Journalist in Residence Cynthia Barnett has been promoted to senior lecturer. Barnett has covered water and climate stories worldwide and she has led UFCJC student multimedia projects on current environmental concerns…

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Posted: August 17, 2023

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today announced that Andre Sanders has joined the College as a newscast director in the Innovation News Center (INC), its multimedia newsroom serving the North Central Florida community. Sanders’ primary task will be to introduce students to advanced newscast production technology…

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Posted: August 14, 2023

Alicia Coleman will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovation News Center as a news manager on Aug. 14. Coleman is an experienced broadcast journalist and educator with more than seven years of experience in TV newsrooms and six years educating aspiring journalists. Since 2017, Coleman…

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Posted: August 8, 2023

Kristin Moorehead, B.S. Telecommunication 2021, M.A.M.C. 2022, has joined the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Innovation News Center (INC) as multimedia content producer. Moorehead, a St. Petersburg, Florida, native, worked at WUFT-FM when she was a student. She served as a reporter, podcast producer and local…

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Posted: June 9, 2023

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today announced that Journalism Department Lecturer and Associate Chair Harrison Hove has been named interim director of the Innovation News Center (INC), the College’s state-of-the-art, multimedia newsroom. Hove replaces former Director Denise Vickers, who recently left the position. The award-winning INC…

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Posted: June 1, 2023

Mike Loizzo has joined the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Division of Media Properties as a multimedia content producer in the Innovation News Center. Loizzo will assume the role of “Morning Edition” news anchor joining local host Glenn Richards beginning Jan. 30. “Morning Edition” is broadcast…

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Posted: January 25, 2023

Katie Hyson, M.A.M.C. 2020, joined the College’s Innovation News Center in June 2021 as a Report for America journalist for WUFT. Report for America is a national, non-profit service program that places journalists into local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities. We interviewed Katie on Dec. 6, 2021…

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Posted: December 17, 2021