Cornell University provost Kent Fuchs is named UF’s next president

Published: October 15th, 2014

Dr. Kent Fuchs

Dr. Kent Fuchs

Dr. Kent Fuchs (pronounced “fox”), provost of Cornell University, was named the 12th president of the University of Florida today by the UF Board of Trustees.

The appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2015. Fuchs’ appointment requires ratification by the Florida Board of Governors, which is scheduled to meet on Nov. 5 and 6.

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Category: General news

Student assistant needed in UF’s Lastinger Center

Published: October 22nd, 2014

university-of-florida-lastinger-center-for-learningUF’s Lastinger Center in Norman Hall needs a student assistant to do digital production work. This position is for 20 hours per week, and it is paid.

Requirements: Someone with good written and spoken communication skills, a production knowledge of current versions of Adobe design applications (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) and proficient in organization of digital media.

To apply: contact Randell Duggins at

Category: Internships

Information session for the Washington Media Institute

Published: October 22nd, 2014


Category: General news

Science journalist Jennie Erin Smith will speak Nov. 5

Published: October 22nd, 2014

jennieauthorphotoThis fall, the College is launching the Science Journalist in Residence program to bring some of the nation’s most accomplished science writers to UF.

On Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. in Pugh Hall, the Bob Graham Center will co-sponsor the first lecture by Jennie Erin Smith titled “Reptiles, Smugglers and Skullduggery: Environmental Reporting in the Underworld.” Smith is a reporter, writer and reviewer specializing in science and natural history, with a longtime interest in zoos, museums, animals and conservation.

For several years Smith worked as an environmental reporter in Florida, where she developed many of the contacts needed to write the critically acclaimed 2012 book Stolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers and Skullduggery; currently she writes for the Wall Street Journal, the Times Literary Supplement, McSweeney’s, and various other publications.

Category: General news

The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar announces a $1,000 grant

Published: October 22nd, 2014

atlpj_logo_circle_text-dc279d57The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar is happy to announce a $1,000 grant to be named after longtime Associated Press photographer David “Mullet” Martin, who passed away suddenly on Jan. 1, 2014 while on assignment in Atlanta. The grant will be awarded to a college student who wishes to pursue or continue a personal photojournalism project.

The student must be currently enrolled in college. A detailed description of the project, including how the money will be spent, is required (below). Applicants should include a link to their portfolio, as well as to any work already begun on the project (if the project has not been started, only a portfolio of work is required). The project can be shot in stills, video, or a combination.

Half of the grant will be awarded up front and half will be awarded when the project is submitted. The project will need to be submitted by Sept. 1, 2015. It will be showcased during the 2015 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar and displayed on our website, Seminar faculty and staff will determine the winner.

The deadline for entry is Nov. 1, 2014.

Martin was a larger-than-life photographer, who was as much teacher as photographer. He covered assignments with a tenacity that inspired and continues to inspire many in the photojournalism field. His work ethic was matched only by his desire to help others, teach, and share what he had to offer, even to his competitors. It is in this spirit that the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar created this grant.

To apply visit:

Category: Scholarships

Tagged as: is looking for a junior article writer

Published: October 22nd, 2014 is hiring a junior article writer. In this position you would write blog articles for a consumer watchdog website.

Students can earn $250/week, as they are paid up to $0.10/word, which is higher than the industry standard.

No experience is required

The employment duration is up to the student and dependent on the quality of their work. The position could be for one article or employment could last past graduation

To apply: students should visit this link

Tampa Bay Newspapers is seeking a reporter/editor

Published: October 20th, 2014

Unknown-4Tampa Bay Newspapers is seeking a reporter/editor for its five weekly and four monthly publications.
The ideal candidate will have several years of experience covering local government and community events and must be willing to live in Pinellas County.
Responsibilities include reporting, editing and design work. Benefits include vacation, insurance and sick leave.
The position will become open in early December. Send resumes and cover letters to No phone calls, please.

Category: Jobs

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NBCUniversal is hiring an Associate Photo Editor

Published: October 20th, 2014


NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

The company is hiring an Associate Photo Editor.

The ideal candidate will be well versed in photojournalism, reportage and editorial photography and poses a keen sense of and interest in documentary storytelling.
You will have extensive experience researching photography from both domestic and international photo agencies as well as wires services and will have a strong understanding of current events and the news.
You will be responsible for researching and editing photography for articles, features and photo essays, under the guidance of the Director of Photography.
Must have strong understanding of photo copyright and negotiating rights usage and clearance.
Must be able to work well under tight deadlines and breaking news.

This position will be on a Thursday-Monday schedule.

A BA degree, particularly in Photojournalism/Documentary Photography, Journalism, History, Humanities, Political Science or other discipline emphasizing photographic storytelling and multimedia creation, is required.
Strong candidates with equivalent experience and education may be considered.
Minimum 1 years experience as a picture researcher or associate level photo editor at leading publication(s).
Deadline research, editing, picture editing from wires, archives, deep understanding of photo copyright and negotiation for rights and clearances.
Quick technology learner with demonstrated proficiency in photo editing software, digital asset management systems for online photos and content management systems for publishing multimedia content.

Eligibility Requirements:
Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered.
Must be willing to work in NYC.
Must be willing to take drug test and submit to a background investigation.
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
Must be 18 years or older.

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Elite Daily and the College are working together

Published: October 20th, 2014


The College of Journalism and Communications is working with EliteDaily, a popular online publication targeted at Millennials, on a broad survey of Millennials. We would love to have you participate. The survey will take just a couple of minutes to complete and is available here: Thanks for your help!

Elite Daily is also looking for contributors. This is a great opportunity to build your portfolio and create a connection with a rapidly growing digital publisher. If you are interested in applying to be a contributor, contact Serge Efap at

Launchpad 2014 – A big hackathon in Gainesville’s O’Connell Center on November 8-9

Published: October 20th, 2014

On November 8th, College Launchpad and the UF Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation will transform the iconic O’Dome into a programmer’s playground. Launchpad 2014 is a 24-hour hackathon for students inspired and empowered by technology. The event will start the morning of the 8th November and will run until the afternoon of the 9th, when prizes are announced and awarded. Launchpad welcomes participants from all areas of study if a student is open to a weekend of developing web, mobile, hardware, and software projects. Participants will be working in teams of up to 4, and will not only get the chance to compete for cash prizes, but will also have the opportunity to closely interact with renowned companies searching for talent. Coding won’t be the only way to join in on the festivities; Launchpad 2014 will also feature a variety of talks, workshops, and games for attendees to enjoy.

The Southeastern tech community is poised to take-off, and Launchpad is the hackathon making it happen.

Register today at Deadline: 11:59pm 11/02/2014

Category: General news

Photojournalism alumna Caitlin Healy is raising money for Photographers Without Borders

Published: October 20th, 2014

CaitlinSince 2013, photojournalism alumna Caitlin Healy has been the Multimedia and Communications Coordinator for Peace Corps Senegal, the largest Peace Corps program in Africa. She’s currently fundraising for a new project in eastern Uganda for Photographers Without Borders. Please consider donating if you can. For more project information click: here.

Visit her personal website at:


Category: Alumni Spotlight