College’s faculty/staff featured in the Huffington Post

Published: April 23rd, 2014

The College of Journalism and Communications has been well-represented in the Huffington Post the past week. On April 18, Journalism Professor Clay Calvert and Director of Entrepreneurship and Partnerships Randy Bennett both had articles published, and Professor Calvert followed up on April 22 with a second article. Check out the work below!  Congratulations!

HuffPost Media on April 18, 2014 published “Larry Flynt’s Fights for Access Continue Today, More Than 30 Years After U.S. Invasion of Grenada,” a column by Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication Clay Calvert.

HuffPost Media on April 18, 2014 published “Why the Future of Media and Journalism Really Is Bright,” a column by Director of Entrepreneurship and Partnerships Randy Bennett.

HuffPost Media on April 22, 2014 published Free Speech Lessons from a Lifetime Movie, a column by Brechner Eminent Scholar Clay Calvert.


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BRIDES magazine hiring mid-level editor

Published: April 23rd, 2014

Brides_magazine_March_2009BRIDES magazine is looking for a mid-level editor/producer to join our growing brand in its Wedding Style department.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Working with vendors and designers to get the latest and greatest wedding elements into Brides’ Wedding Style pages (reception décor, table top, flowers, cakes, etc.).
  • Helping to produce photo shoots (sourcing, tracking, styling).
  • Generating and pitching fresh story ideas.
  • Writing and editing display copy to accompany the stories.
  • Attending industry events and networking with industry professionals to source new talent, trends, and ideas.
  • Contributing to, blogging, tweeting, and posting to Instagram as needed

Desired skills and qualifications

Our ideal candidate will be a talented, mid-level editor who is as passionate about words and beautiful images as he/she is about parties and entertaining. He/she will also have:

  • At least three years experience in the wedding industry or at lifestyle or interiors magazines.
  • A strong, widely-appealing aesthetic that reads preppy-classic with a twist (think Domino)
  • Knowledge of the wedding and/or event planning industries, and contacts therein

Click here to apply.

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The Villages Daily Sun hiring reporter

Published: April 23rd, 2014

576412_357676870935785_1045088662_nThe Villages Daily Sun is seeking a reporter to cover Home & Garden,Travel, Fashion, Food and The Arts for America’s fastest growing daily newspaper. This is an excellent opportunity for a beginning reporter or writer looking to grow beyond their first few years of experience.

The Villages Daily Sun (circulation nearly 60,000 and climbing) is defying national trends of declining circulation numbers and downsizing staff. The Daily Sun is part of a media group that also operates a TV station, radio station and monthly magazine, to which our reporters also contribute.

The Census Bureau just named The Villages as the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan area. Our 100,000-plus residents (most of whom are retirees) will tell you why: We’re a 90-mile drive to the beach, Orlando’s theme parks and the historic neighborhoods of Gainesville and St. Augustine. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and access to a highly regarded school system in one of the state¹s most idyllic settings.

Apply by sending your resume, references and your six strongest writing clips to Thomas Marcetti, Managing Editor for Innovation, at

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North Carolina newspaper hiring staff writer

Published: April 23rd, 2014

unnamedAre you passionate about journalism? Do you see a viable future for newspapers in today’s world? If so, the Hickory Daily Record wants to hear from you.
The HDR seeks a hard-charging, enterprising reporter to join its award-winning staff as a staff writer. The HDR, a 15,000-circulation daily (20K on Sundays), needs a reporter who can cover breaking news, while also digging deeper into enterprise and investigative stories that affect the community. We need a reporter who is comfortable churning out daily copy, as well as in-depth enterprise projects. We need somebody who wants to get the story first AND correct, and who is well-versed in social media and the new digital era of journalism. In short, we’re looking for a journalism rock star.
The ideal candidate will have experience at a daily newspaper, but candidates with extensive college experience (school newspaper/internships) or reporters looking to make the jump from a smaller community newspaper are encouraged to apply. Must be a self starter and have the ability to work independently.
Hickory, N.C., is a city of about 40,000 people, and the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton metro area has a population base of 365,000 people. The HDR is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Media, and the opportunity for advancement exists for a talented journalist. Our company owns daily newspapers in Greensboro, N.C.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Richmond, Va.; and Omaha, Neb. – among many others.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and 5-10 clips (we’re looking for enterprise, breaking news and well-crafted features) to Editor Scott J. Bryan, or snail mail to Hickory Daily Record, Attn: Editor, P.O. Box 968, Hickory, NC, 28603-0968. We’re moving quickly to fill this position, so apply now if you’re interested.

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WUFT FM&TV win seven regional Murrow Awards

Published: April 23rd, 2014

Congratulations to WUFT-FM & TV students and staff for winning seven 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. The Radio Television Digital News Association announced the awards yesterday.

It is with particular pleasure that we celebrate this year’s winners because they are mix of journalism and telecommunication students. This is an affirmation of the vision of the INC, and shows that we can successfully work across platforms and give our students in all areas of the College the greatest possible experience before they begin their professional careers.

The awards recognize work of the highest quality produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. The regional winners are automatically entered in the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, which will be judged during the summer. National awards will be presented at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City in October.

WUFT-FM & TV, competing in the small market categories against stations from Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, won the following:

Small Market Radio

Breaking News, “Banner Plane Crash,” Leanna Scachetti, 4TEL

Investigative Reporting, “Old Landfill,” Ellyn Ayres, 4JOU

Reporting: Hard News, “Small Town Liquor Laws,” Samantha Schuyler, 4JOU

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Small Market Television

News Documentary, “Contentious Cleanup,” Chris Peralta, MAMC 2014

Writing, Chris Kirschner, 4JOU


Small Online News Organization

Use of Video, “Return to Haiti,” Leah Harding, 4TEL


Jacksonville Jaguars hiring media communications specialist

Published: April 21st, 2014

url-1The Jacksonville Jaguars are seeking a Media Communications Specialist! The Media Communications Specialist designs, publishes, and promotes materials to be published in the Jaguars website and social media. The Media Communications Specialist should be ambitious, have creative new ideas, good communication skills, and excel in a fast-paced team environment. Click here for more information.

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California-based company looking for video editing interns

Published: April 21st, 2014

urlBiG MACHiNE Design is looking for fall and summer video editing interns.

The company is located in Burbank, CA. Email if interested in more information.

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Sports Media Society meeting Tuesday, April 22

Published: April 21st, 2014

Join UF’s Sports Media Society as we welcome guest Speaker Gina Giacusa, Esq. for the final meeting of the 2013-2014 year on Tuesday, April 22. We will begin the session in the Weimer atrium and move to Weimer G030 at 7:30.

At this meeting, we will also hold elections for our 2014-2015 executive board.

A UF alumna, Giacusa, is currently developing “Sports Media Law and Ethics,” a new online course that will be offered through the college in Fall of 2014. Join us to brainstorm ideas with her about the class. She’s eager to hear the voice of the J-school students.

Giacusa is an attorney at Lalchandani Simon PL, a boutique firm providing comprehensive legal services in intellectual property, technology, social media, and electronic information compliance and protection. As a new associate to the firm, Giacusa spearheaded the creation of the firm’s sports and entertainment law practice.

She graduated from the University of California-Berkeley School of Law, where she co-founded the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment Sports Law, Berkeley Law’s first journal to be solely based on an outline platform.

Free pizza and drinks will be provided, so you surely don’t want to miss out on the last meeting of the year. Be sure to RSVP via our Facebook event:

Any questions can be directed to Communications Director Kelly Price at Hope to see you there!

Safari Ltd® hiring paid social media intern

Published: April 21st, 2014

Safari Ltd®, an American, family-owned manufacturer and worldwide distributor of educational toys specializing in authentic, hand-painted figures, is looking for a Social Media Intern who is eager, loves to learn and wants exposure to the most competitive Social Media practices. The paid, semester-length internship opportunity is for current students interested in honing their Social Media skills. If you are passionate about the digital experience and online communities, detail-oriented, analytical, and can think strategically, then the Social Media Internship might be right for you. Well suited candidates should have advance knowledge of multiple Social Media platforms and be currently enrolled for academic credits.

Day-to-day responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Assist with the management of our social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, etc.
- Develop and implement social media campaigns to increase customer involvement, build followers and drive online sales
- Answer customer posts on social media channels
- Coordinate social giveaways and prize fulfillment
- Researching the latest social media sites and best practices
- Assemble monthly newsletters, press releases and blogs

Qualification/Requirements Education, Certifications, Experience and Other Requirements:
- Must be a student pursuing a degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or related field for academic credit
- Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint,) proficiency is required
- Must have excellent writing skills
- Strong communication and presentation skills are required
- Ability to gather, validate, and analyze information
- Must be self-directed and motivated and also have the ability to work well within a team environment
- Working knowledge of Photoshop is a plus
- Regular and predictable attendance is essential for this position

The above job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the company.

Please submit resumes on Gator CareerLink. The job posting number is 756894.

WFTX-TV News hiring video journalist

Published: April 18th, 2014

WFTX-TV 71uZnJolyYL._SL500_AA300_News in Fort Myers is hiring a video journalist with excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and delivery skills, strong news judgment,  and strong writing skills that includes copy for on-air and internet.

The ideal candidate would have a Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism or communications and a minimum of one year experience as a video journalist.

No calls, please.
Send material to:
Eric Maze, News Director
621 S.W. Pine Island Rd.
Cape Coral, FL 33991

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