Moni Basu

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, is the author of “The Stories I Will Live By” published in The Bitter Southerner on June 10. Basu writes about how the COVID-19 pandemic can provide stories that will offer guidance…

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Posted: June 16, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and staff were recently honored for their accomplishments during the 2019-2020 academic year. The annual awards recognize achievements and service in the College and the UF community. The honorees include: UF Undergraduate Teacher of the Year: Moni Basu, Michael and Linda…

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Posted: April 29, 2020

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, has been named the 2019-2020 University of Florida Teacher of the Year. The award encourages and rewards excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in undergraduate teaching. A testimonial from one of her students sums…

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Posted: April 17, 2020

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, is the author of “Racing Icon Hurley Haywood Gets Real About His Personal Life and Career” published in Flamingo magazine on Feb. 24. Basu chronicles the life of Hurley Haywood, one of…

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Posted: February 25, 2020

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, is the author of “Can Mexico Beach Be Mexico Beach Again” published on Bittersoutherner.com. Basu recounts her childhood memories of visiting Mexico Beach with her family. Last fall, the town took the…

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Posted: June 5, 2019

Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, is the recipient of one of 22 2019 Wilbur Awards from the Religion Communicators Council (RCC). Her entry, “A Gunman Killed His Brother. Now Farris Barkat is on an American Journey,” received…

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Posted: March 12, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) today announced the launch of Fresh Take Florida, an effort to provide coverage of Florida state government at a time when state capitals are increasingly under-covered. Six student journalists, all graduating seniors, will be covering executive-branch agency operations as well…

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Posted: January 29, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications announced today the addition of 15 new full-time faculty members, an expansion of faculty ranks that is believed to be unprecedented in the field. Included among the new positions is the Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer in Narrative Nonfiction. Both Connelly,…

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Posted: August 6, 2018

Veteran journalist Moni Basu will be joining the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) in the fall as the Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction. Both Mike and Linda Connelly are graduates of CJC and have been generous donors to UF. This gift, which helps to underwrite this and another…

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Posted: July 12, 2018