Moni Basu

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, and Natalia Galicza, B.S. Journalism 2022, are the co-authors of “Rising From the Rubble: Three Miamians On Healing and Hope One Year After the Surfside Condo Collapse” published in Flamingo magazine…

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Posted: June 22, 2022

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, is the author of “Ashley Jones! Now” published in The Bitter Southerner on May 31. Basu focuses on Alabama’s first Black poet laureate and the youngest in the 91 years since the…

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Posted: June 6, 2022

By Lenore Devore, B.S. Journalism 1984 Samantha Chery, B.S. Journalism 2022, is proof that hard work and involvement, the ability to overcome burnout, and brushing off microaggressions pays off.  The journalism senior received four awards at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ spring 2022 Awards Banquet:  the…

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Posted: May 4, 2022

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, is quoted in “War Correspondents Discuss Dangers Journalists Face in Ukraine” posted on wptv.com, the West Palm Beach, Florida NBC affiliate on March 14. The story features interviews with two war correspondents:…

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Posted: March 16, 2022

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, is featured in “Reporting Trauma: Moni Basu on Following an Earthquake Survivor” published on NiemanStoryboard on Feb. 10. Basu, a former CNN reporter, traveled to Haiti to report on the devastation from…

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Posted: February 23, 2022

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, David Finkel, B.S. Telecommunication 1977 and Hall of Fame 2007, and John Woodrow Cox, B.S. Journalism 2008, are featured in Writers on Writing: Inside the Lives of 55 Distinguished Writers and Editors…

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Posted: January 11, 2022

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, is the author of “Drivin’ the Dixie Highway: How Florida’s Dream Road Turned to Dust” published in Flamingo magazine on Nov. 1. Basu traveled the Dixie Highway, one of the oldest roads…

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Posted: November 9, 2021

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, is featured in “Nut Grafs: Triptich II – Pointed Questions, Including WHOGAS?” published on Neimand Storyboard on Oct. 28. Basu describes how she teaches her students to write nut graphs, paragraphs that…

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Posted: October 28, 2021

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, has received a 2021 Charlie Award from the Florida Magazine Association  for “In Search of Spirits in Cassadaga: A Writer Unlocks the Truths of this Mystical Community, Its Energy Healers and…

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Posted: July 19, 2021

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, and a team of UFCJC students on May 3 launched Atrium, the first narrative nonfiction magazine published by UF students. The goal of the magazine is to tell true stories that…

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Posted: May 5, 2021

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, will receive a 2021 UFCJC College Faculty Professional Summer Award.  The award includes a $7,000 stipend and offers the opportunity for professional renewal and a chance to re-connect with standards of…

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Posted: April 28, 2021

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, will receive a 2021 Wilbur Award from the Religious Communicators Council (RCC) for “In Search of Spirits in Cassadaga” published in Flamingo magazine on Oct. 18, 2020. Basu’s story is about a…

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Posted: March 18, 2021