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David Barasoain will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Innovation News Center (INC) as an Associate In faculty member and news manager on May 1. Barasoain is an experienced broadcast journalist and educator and will be teaching undergraduate courses, managing students and student content creation…

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Posted: May 1, 2024

Report for America reporter Rose Schnabel will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Innovation News Center in July as part of the new Florida Environment & Ag Desk. She will cover the agriculture, water and climate change beat in North Central Florida for WUFT News.…

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Posted: April 24, 2024

Herbert Lowe, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Journalism senior lecturer, is the author of “Four Girls, 60 Years, 11 Students, 2,800 Miles and a New Awareness of History” published on neimanstoryboard.org on Sept. 15. During Spring Break 2023, Lowe and three other faculty advisers led a…

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Posted: September 22, 2023

Norm Lewis, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor, was quoted in “Students, Experts Question Wall Street Journal’s UF Ranking” posted on wuft.org on Sept. 7. The story focuses on a news report from The Wall Street Journal which ranked UF as the top public university…

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Posted: September 21, 2023

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Environmental journalist-in-residence and senior lecturer, is the co-author of “Missouri, Florida Journalism Professors Join Classes on Multistate Fertilizer Investigation” published on sej.org on Sept. 6. Barnett and Missouri School of Journalism Associate Professor Sara Shipley Hiles collaborated to build a…

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Posted: September 7, 2023

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) students, staff and alumni from WUFT News, Fresh Take Florida and The Independent Florida Alligator were honored in the 2023 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Florida Pro Chapter Sunshine State Awards Competition. The awards recognize outstanding journalism produced in 2022. UFCJC…

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Posted: August 28, 2023

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today announced that Andre Sanders has joined the College as a newscast director in the Innovation News Center (INC), its multimedia newsroom serving the North Central Florida community. Sanders’ primary task will be to introduce students to advanced newscast production technology…

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Posted: August 14, 2023

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) student journalists, WUFT News staff, The Independent Alligator staff and editorial board, and floridagators.com interns were honored in the Region 3 2022 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence (MOE) Awards competition. The awards recognize the best collegiate journalism in…

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Posted: April 11, 2023

WUFT News, a leading news organization in Gainesville, Florida, is the recipient of a Report for America (RFA) reporter position to cover racial inequity in East Gainesville. WUFT News is located in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ Innovation News Center and provides news to several broadcast…

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Posted: December 8, 2020

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

In August, a team of 11 multimedia journalists from Noticias WUFT and WUFT News spent a week in Puerto Rico nearly a year after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island. What they saw and heard will be presented in a special 30-minute report to air on WUFT-TV on Sept. 20 at…

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Posted: September 18, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists investigated compliance with the state public record law in all 20 Florida district state attorney’s offices and found that the state lacks a uniform system to enforce the law. The resulting WUFT News report, Sunshine Lost: Florida’s Public Records Act…

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Posted: April 27, 2017