Ted Spiker

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

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

Time on April 30, 2015 published “15 Tips for High School Graduates” by Associate Professor and Interim Journalism Chair Ted Spiker.

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Posted: May 1, 2015

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has named Ted Spiker chair of the Department of Journalism, effective immediately, Dean Diane McFarlin announced Friday. He has been interim chair since last fall. Spiker brings both professional experience and academic discipline to this role. He joined the College’s faculty in 2001 after…

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Posted: March 9, 2015

Time on February 17, 2015 published “The Key to Making Your Kid a Star Athlete: Back Off,” an interview with bestselling-author David Epstein (The Sports Gene) by Associate Professor and Interim Journalism Chair Ted Spiker. Spiker interviewed Epstein during the latter’s January visit as UF Science Journalist in Residence.

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Posted: February 17, 2015

Journalism professor and interim chair Ted Spiker talks about his new book, Down Size: Twelve Truths for Turning Pants-Splitting Frustration into Pants-Fitting Success, at UF’s Smathers Library on Feb. 3, 2015 as part of the library’s Campus Conversations speaker series. In addition to heading the department’s magazine sequence and teaching…

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Posted: February 4, 2015

Time on December 29, 2014 published “17 Ways to Make a New Year’s Resolution You’ll Actually Keep” by Associate Professor and Interim Journalism Chair Ted Spiker.

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Posted: January 14, 2015

Time on October 14, 2014 published “3 Mindset Shifts That Help Weight Loss” a column by Associate Professor and Interim Journalism Chair Ted Spiker.

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Posted: October 14, 2014

PBS MediaShift on September 23, 2014 published “Mark Little: ‘This is the Golden Age of Storytelling’,” an article by Journalism Associate Professor and Interim Chair Ted Spiker about the recent Innovators Series visit to the college by Mark Little, CEO and founder of Storyful.

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Posted: September 23, 2014

Journalism Associate Professor and Interim Chair Ted Spiker is quoted in the Sept. 10, 2014 story on ABC News, “Ray Rice Could Return To the NFL After One Year, Expert Believes,” regarding the possibility of Ray Rice returning to play in the National Football League at some point in the…

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Posted: September 10, 2014

Journalism Associate Professor Ted Spiker has accepted the position of interim chair of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ Department of Journalism, Dean Diane McFarlin announced today. He replaces Wayne Wanta who has stepped down. Spiker joined the faculty in 2001 after working at several magazines, including…

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Posted: July 21, 2014