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By Emma Behrmann, B.S. Journalism 2024 In a Zoom room filled with CEOs of non-governmental organizations, activists and lobbyists, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel called out Jacob Sedesse. He recognized him as a member of the Snapchat generation, and as a 20-year-old University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC)…

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Posted: November 28, 2022

By Serra Sowers, Journalism and Sustainability Studies 2024 I have never been more grateful for functioning stoplights and clean, running water. Three days after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida on Sept. 28, 2022, I headed down to southwest Florida with a team of fellow WUFT News reporters to cover…

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Posted: October 31, 2022

WUFT-TV and WUFT.org, operated from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, are the winners of a 2021 National Edward R. Murrow Award in the Small Market Radio Digital category and a first-ever National Student Murrow Award for Excellence in Video Reporting. “At the Finish Line” by Tobie…

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Posted: August 18, 2021

Report for America (RFA) today announced that CJC alumna Katie Hyson will join public media news organization WUFT in Gainesville, Florida, as a 2021-22 Report for America journalist. Hyson will join WUFT starting June 1. RFA, a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues…

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Posted: April 27, 2021

WUFT-TV/FM and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) today were honored with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Community Lifeline Award for providing extensive coverage and non-stop emergency information during Hurricanes Michael, Irma and Matthew. The Community Lifeline Award recognizes public media stations that provide outstanding service to their…

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Posted: March 19, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ WUFT-FM -and South Carolina ETV (SCETV)/South Carolina Public Radio have formed a partnership to provide heightened hurricane, tropical storm and other weather emergency content to South Carolina residents and visitors across the state. Available immediately, listeners to South Carolina Public Radio…

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Posted: September 10, 2018

Randy Wright, executive director of the Division of Media Properties at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, on July 28 was part of a panel in Washington, D.C. that discussed public broadcasting’s public safety mission. The event, organized by America’s Public Television Stations, NPR and PBS in…

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Posted: July 31, 2017

This story was edited from a press release by the University Station Alliance. The University Station Alliance presented its 2015 USA Madison Hodges Innovator Award for Public Media Advancement to Randy Wright, executive director of CJC’s Division of Media Properties, at its Super Regional Meeting in San Antonio, Texas on…

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Posted: November 20, 2015

WUFT Classic debuted Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. on 102.7 FM, 89.1-2 HD2, online at wuft.org and via a new WUFT Classic App. Beethoven, Mozart, Miles Davis and other classical and jazz icons return to the FM airwaves in Gainesville and Alachua county as the UF College of Journalism and…

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Posted: November 10, 2015

Florida residents and visitors have a new resource to help them prepare for destructive storms and other emergencies. The Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) today launched Florida Storms, a free, mobile weather application that offers a simple way to stay informed of potential weather and other hazards, backed by…

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Posted: August 28, 2015

Impressive fundraising performance distinguishes the Florida station WUFT – Gainesville, Florida was awarded the 2015 Greater Public Benchmarks Award for excellence in fundraising performance. The award was announced at this year’s Public Media Development and Marketing Conference (PMDMC) in Washington, DC. WUFT’s fundraising gains from 2010-2014 have been truly impressive.…

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Posted: July 20, 2015