Journalism

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) today announced the creation of The Collier Prize for State Government Accountability, a prize that will be awarded annually at the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner starting in 2020. The $25,000 prize, one of the largest journalism prizes in…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications announced today that Joanna Hernandez will be joining the College in July as Director of Inclusion and Diversity and a lecturer in the Journalism Department. As Director of Inclusion and Diversity, a new position at the College, she will be responsible…

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Posted: May 15, 2018

Ron Rodgers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor, is the author of The Struggle for the Soul of Journalism: The Pulpit versus the Press, 1833-1923, published by the University of Missouri Press on April 30. The book examines several narratives involving religion’s historical influence on…

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Posted: May 3, 2018

Darlena Cunha, an adjunct Journalism lecturer in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is the author of “I Have the Scary Cancer Mutation. When Should I Have My Breasts Removed?,” published in The Washington Post on March 18.

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Posted: March 27, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students traveled to Berlin, Germany in May for a two-week photojournalism study aboard program led by CJC Journalism Associate Professor John Freeman. Seventeen students created multimedia pieces ranging from a Syrian refugee to artists to musicians. An online gallery, produced on-site in…

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Posted: June 27, 2017

The University of Florida has named Ted Spiker, UF College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Department chair and professor, the 2016-17 University of Florida Teacher of the Year. The award was presented on at UF’s annual Faculty Awards reception, hosted by UF President Kent Fuchs, on April 6, 2017.  The…

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Posted: April 7, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications on March 31, 2017 honored outstanding alumni, faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students during its annual awards banquet. The award winners include: 2017 Alumni of Distinction: Sandor Bondorowsky, B.S. Telecommunication 1992 Amy Burnett Gravina. B.S. Public Relations 1976, MAMC 1978…

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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

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 Journalism Professor and Chair Ted Spiker served as a contributing writer for the new book Age Proof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip written by Jean Chatzky and Michael Roizen, MD. The book, published on Feb. 28,…

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Posted: March 14, 2017

Ashley Lombardo, B.S. Journalism 2016, recently received eleventh place in the Feature Writing Category in the 57th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program. Lombardo wrote a powerful story about sex trafficking in Gainesville for Journalism Professor and Department Chair Ted Spiker’s Advanced Magazine Writing class last spring. The…

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Posted: January 6, 2017

University of Florida Journalism Professor Kim Walsh-Childers has penned a new book Mass Media and Health: Examining Media Impact on Individuals and the Health Environment. The book covers media health influences from a variety of angles, including the impact on individual and public health, the intentionality of these effects, and…

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Posted: December 8, 2016