John Freeman

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

Journalism Associate Professor John Freeman was in Washington, D.C, January 8, 2016 as one of nine professors selected nationwide to review and recommend proposals worthy of Fulbright Awards to be funded through the State Department. His committee reviewed and ranked 53 proposals involving international outreach plans and nine months of…

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Posted: January 13, 2016

Journalism Associate Professor John Freeman was one of nine speakers selected statewide to present a 75-minute session at the Florida Consortium for International Education’s annual conference Oct. 1-2, 2015, at the Paramount Plaza Hotel in Gainesville. Freeman’s talk, “Berlin Study Abroad — How an Immersion Experience Continues to Grow after…

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Posted: October 8, 2015

What is the American Dream? What does it look like? These questions posed by The Atlantic magazine inspired readers, including Journalism Professor John Freeman, to submit a photo of what a successful life looks like. The Atlantic, in conjunction with EchoSight (co-founded by Danny Ghitis, JOU 2006), culled through hundreds…

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Posted: September 8, 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

Photojournalism professors John Freeman and John Kaplan are quoted in the Dec. 4, 2012 Gawker story, “Would You Have Taken the Post Subway Photo?: Pulitzer-Winning Photographers Respond.”

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Posted: December 5, 2012

Growing up in Berlin during the Cold War, Professor John Freeman never thought the wall would fall nor did he think he would return once he moved back to the United States. Freeman now runs an annual study abroad trip back to the once divided city. For two weeks, Freeman…

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Posted: August 24, 2012

‘Berlin 2011’ book cover. Cover photo by Meredith Rutland. (Click photo to enlarge) “Berlin 2011,” a book produced with students’ photographs from this summer’s study abroad course, has been published and distributed to students in the course. Associate Professor John Freeman, who conducted the two-week course in Berlin for the…

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Posted: August 29, 2011

The Gainesville Sun on Nov. 8 published “When the wall came down,” a guest column by Photojournalism professor John Freeman, “The fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989, was emotional and personal for me. I had lived in the divided city at the height of the Cold War…

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Posted: November 10, 2009

Award-winning photojournalism alumni Tim Hussin is featured and Professor John Freeman is quoted in the July 2 story in the Independent Florida Alligator, “Hearst winner draws inspiration from music, friends”.

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Posted: July 2, 2009

Award-winning photos Click images to enlarge. Photojournalism professor John Freeman and student Chen Wang, a senior, have won international awards in the 2009 Photo Imaging Educations Association contest. There were 6,080 entries from 1,334 entrants, 114 schools and 10 countries. Freeman won third place faculty single in the educators division…

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Posted: February 10, 2009