Wayne Wanta

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Professor Wayne Wanta was featured in “What’s making President Obama’s approval ratings go up?” in the Oct. 6 online edition of the Christian Science Monitor. Wanta offered insight into why President Obama is popular across the nation. He claims that typically…

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Posted: October 13, 2016

Journalism professor Wayne Wanta has been selected as the Media and Communication Visiting Fellow at the University of Canterbury. He will spend five weeks at the university located in Christchurch, New Zealand, beginning May 2. In his notification letter to Dr. Wanta, Dr. Babak Bahador, the chair of the review…

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Posted: April 25, 2016

Journalism professor Wayne Wanta is presented with a plaque commemorating his Anniversary Lecture at Dhaka University in Bangladesh. The Anniversary Lecture highlighted activities celebrating 50-plus years of instruction in the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism. Pictured with Wanta, from left: Mofizur Rhaman, chair of the Department of Mass Communication…

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Posted: August 27, 2015

Professor of Journalism Wayne Wanta recently received the title of honorary professor from the School of Journalism and Media Communication at Shaanxi Normal University in China. Dr. Wanta was recognized for his exemplary scholarship, engaged teaching and friendship to the Shaanxi Normal University community. Wanta has traveled to 47 countries…

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Posted: August 10, 2015

Below is a list of conference papers by University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and students that were accepted and will be presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) Conference May 21-25 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Other conference roles are also noted.) ICA is a leading…

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Posted: May 18, 2015

A new book co-authored by University of Florida Journalism Professor and Chair Wayne Wanta that details the study of visuals employed in mass communication has been published by Palgrave Macmillian, a division of St. Martin’s Press. “Visual Communication Theory and Research: A Mass Communication Perspective” studies the use of visuals…

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Posted: April 29, 2014