Juan-Carlos Molleda speaks at international conference in Mexico

Published: December 8th, 2014

Juan Carlos in MexicoJuan-Carlos Molleda completed his fall tour of countries around the globe with a speech last week in Guadalajara, Mexico. He spoke at the X International Summit of Journalists, one of the events of the International Book Fair. The fair is the largest in Latin America. His topic was “How to communicate in times of crisis.” The audience was journalists, communicators, and students (about 250 participants).

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Nicki Karimipour publishes an article on body image in Ms. Magazine

Published: December 1st, 2014


Nicki Karimipour

Nicki Karimipour, a doctoral student in Health Communication, has been contacted by Ms. Magazine to request publishing her paper about social media and thigh gap. Nicki’s research has implications for advertising, health organizations, and editorial coverage.

The article has been recently featured on the Ms. Magazine’s blog and can be viewed here.

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Norm Lewis quoted in two articles on plagiarism

Published: November 19th, 2014

Norm Lewis

Norm Lewis

Plagiarism appears to be the topic of the week. Norm Lewis was quoted in two columns – both published yesterday.

In the first, Columbia Journalism Review Delacorte Fellow David Uberti wrote a column titled “Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not what you think” for CJR’s “Behind the News” blog. Norm was quoted towards the end of the column about his studies on the subject. You can find the article here: Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not what you think.

Poynter’s Benjamin Mullin also quotes Norm in his MediaWire column: “Should student newspapers name fabulists and plagiarists?” 

Congratulations, Norm!

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Distance Day is Tuesday, Nov. 18

Published: November 17th, 2014

How do you advise students around the globe?  What does a grad director of a distance program do?  What happens when a faculty member and course designer from CITT work on a new course?  What is best practice in online education?  What should you know if you want to develop a new course or put an existing course online?  How do we evaluate “excellence” in online as compared to F2F teaching? And where are we today, beginning our fourth year of online education in the college?Distance Day

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist: Lucy Morgan to speak this Thursday

Published: November 17th, 2014

Lucy Morgan

Lucy Morgan will speak at the Bob Graham Center in Pugh Hall on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. Morgan has been a reporter at the Tampa Bay Times since 1968, where she served as Capital Bureau chief in Tallahassee and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1985 for investigative reporting. Mike Foley, master lecturer, College of Journalism and Communications, will conduct a one-on-one interview with Ms. Morgan and then open the program up to questions from the audience. The event and parking are free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by the College of Journalism and Communications and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service

Note: Faculty and students also are welcome in Professor Mike Foley’s reporting classes with Ms. Morgan on Thursday.

Reporting 11:45 a.m.—Gannett Auditorium

Advanced Reporting 3 p.m.—Williams 202

The Innovators Series conversation with Melissa Bell

Published: November 14th, 2014

Melissa Bell, Executive Editor, Senior Product Manager, and co-founder of Vox.com, visited the college on November 12, 2014. Bell spent a whirlwind day in our classes, with our faculty and students, and was interviewed on camera by our Matt Sheehan in front of a live audience in Gannett Auditorium. The video was produced by Tim Sorel.

For more details of her visit, see www.jou.ufl.edu/innovators/melissa-bell →

College alumna’s documentary film screening this Monday at 6 p.m.

Published: November 13th, 2014

You Belong to MeIn 1952 in Live Oak, Fla., Ruby McCollum, age 42, shot State Senator-elect, Dr. Clifford LeRoy Adams, firing her .32-caliber revolver four times into his body, before going home and warming a bottle of milk for her baby daughter. What began as a bizarre murder case quickly turned into a bright light on the rotting underbelly of the Old South.

Now, a new documentary film has been made focusing on the McCollum case and the larger impacts on the community of Live Oak and the South in general, titled “You Belong to Me.”  A screening of the film will be shown on Monday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at Pugh Hall followed by a panel discussion moderated by Churchill Roberts.  The producer/director of the film is college graduate Jude Hagin, JOU 1988.

With unprecedented cooperation from the McCollum and Adams families, some speaking on the record for the first time, along with several of Florida and Live Oak’s civic leaders, historians and academics, “You Belong To Me” explores and rips the veil off hidden practices. The film exposes the truth of what it meant to be an African American in the Jim Crow South and the long road to healing.

The event and parking are free and open to the public. The panel discussion will feature Hilary Saltzman, Producer, Ken Nunn, Levin College of Law and Paul Ortiz, Director, Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. The event is sponsored by the College of Journalism and Communications, the Bob Graham Center, the Center for the Study of Race Relations, and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.

College announces funding for new media technologies laboratory

Published: November 12th, 2014

The College has received preeminence funds from the University’s Office of Research to build a lab focused on examining responses to new and immersive media technologies, Dean Diane McFarlin announced today.

The lab, yet to be formally named, will be housed in the 21st Century News Lab space and will be open to faculty and students pursuing experimental research.

“The lab’s chief goal is to examine the many ways in which users engage with information from myriad platforms and devices that would ultimately lead to an enhanced consumer experience,” said McFarlin “This focus on engagement and overall consumer experience has substantial importance for industry and society.”

Read more in College News →

Melissa Bell next featured speaker in The Innovators Series

Published: November 4th, 2014

Mellisa Bell

Mellisa Bell

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium for our next Innovators Series’ conversation with Melissa Bell, co-founder of Vox Media. She’ll discuss how Vox is leading a new wave of high-value digital journalism, the science of how we consume the news, and her perspective on the challenges and opportunities of creating a startup news space.

Bell is the co-founder of Vox.com and executive editor and senior product manager of Vox Media, one of the fastest-growing online publishers in the world. Vox focuses on developing high-value digital journalism, storytelling and brand advertising at scale. It includes the sports blog network SB Nation, tech site The Verge, food blog Eater and explanatory journalism site Vox.

Bell’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is the second in a series of speakers brought to UF through The Innovators Series, a project that will bring six leaders in the information industries whose inventive outlooks have propelled them to the leading edge of data, mobile and community engagement. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is supporting the speaker series.

Sandra Chance speaks on “Governing the Governors” at national FOI conference

Published: November 3rd, 2014

Sandi ChanceA the recent National Freedom of Information Coalition’s national conference at the Poynter Institute, Sandra Chance moderated a panel titled: “Governing the Governors:  Access to the Public Records of State Governors,” with Rosalind Helderman, national political reporter, WashtingtonPost, Mary Ellen Klas, capital bureau chief, The Miami Hearld, and Susan Boe, executive director, New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.


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