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and Communications

Intra-College Newsletter

Vor- -3- OCrORFR 7. 2002 No. 4


The Society of Professional
named the
University of
Florida chap-
ter its most
chapter for
2001 at its
national convention in Ft. Worth,
Texas. SPJ President Al Cross
said the UF chapter was the best
among more than 120 campus
chapters chartered to colleges and
universities around the nation.
The chapter was cited especially
for organizing programs bringing
the public and journalists together
to discuss issues and for its
advocacy for freedom of informa-
tion. Chapter presidents during
the term for which the award was
given were Julie Lyons and Kate
Palmer. David Carlson is the
SPJ faculty adviser.

Congratuations to John
Kaplan, whose project, "Surviv-
ing Torture," was shown at the
Visa Pour L'image international
photojournalism festival in
Perpignan, France on September
7. The festival has been de-
scribed by American Photo
magazine as the most important

gathering of its kind in the world,
attracting leading photographers
and editors. Kaplan's work was
shown to an
outdoor amphi-
theater audience
of 3,000 who
saw the multi-
media presenta-
tion of pictures,
sound and
narration projected on an 85 foot
wide screen. John also addressed
the audience in an interview
session with the festival's direc-
tor, Jean Frangois Leroy.

To Elaine Wagner and Linda
Correll, who designed and wrote
the poster, postcard and program
for "The Triumph of the Spirit," a
memorial concert in Seekonk,
MA for of victims of the Septem-
ber 11 attacks. Two musical
pieces composed by Linda,
"Triumph of the Spirit," and
"September Eleventh: in Resigna-
tion and Remembrance," were
featured at the concert. The latter
piece was also performed at
Dartmouth College and during a
church ceremony in Austin,

The college welcomes Larry Woods, Fall Semester 2002
Freedom Forum Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Depart-
ment of Telecommunication. Larry, who earned his B.A. in
Journalism at UF in 1963, has won
numerous awards during his distin-
guished career in electronic and print
journalism. From 1982-2000, Larry
worked as a national correspondent for
CNN. Prior to joining CNN, he was
editor of Atlanta Magazine, a correspon-
dent for Time Magazine, and a reporter
for the Atlanta Journal, the Today
Newspaper in Cocoa and The Sun-
Sentinel in Ft, Lauderdale and a sports
reporter for the Gainesville Sun. Larry's awards include two
Sigma Delta Chi awards for journalism and investigative report-
ing, an Edward R. Murrow National Television Award and Docu-
mentary Emmy Awards for CNN' Coverage of the Oklahoma
City Bombing. Larry is teaching news producing and a special
section of advanced script writing.

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To Justin Brown, co-author of
the article,
Effects in Politi-
cal Campaign
Sites," which has been accepted
for publication in the forthcoming
issue of Communication Re-
search. Justin's co-authors are S.
Shyam Sundar and Sriram
To Spiro
Kiousis, whose
"Interactivity: A
Concept Expli-
cation," was
published in the
September 2002
edition of New Media & Society.
To Michael Leslie, who is co-
editor of the book, "Media and
Democracy in Africa," recently
published by Transaction Publish-
ers at Rutgers University. The
book provides the first compre-
hensive and up-

ment of the role
of the media in
political change
in sub-Saharan
Michael's co-
editors are Goran Hyden (UF
Political Science Department) and
Folu Ogundimu (Michigan State
To Amanda Reid (Ph.D.-J.D.
student) whose paper,
"Operationalizing the Law of
Jurisdiction: Where in the World
Can I Be Sued for Operating a

The College of Journalism and Communications was well-repre-
sented at the American Journalism Historians Association national
convention, Oct. 2-5, in Nashville. Bernell Tripp, current president
of AJHA gave the welcome and president's address.
The following papers were presented:
Bernell Tripp, "'Give us Free': The Dual Role of
the Amistad Mutiny in the Antislavery Cause."
David W. Bulla (Ph.D. student), "Suppression
and Intimidation of Democratic Newspapers in
Indiana During the Civil War."
Naeemah Clark (Ph.D. 2002), "Dear, Kent State:
Letters to the Editor from May 1970," and "Expanding Efforts: The
Evolution of Action for Children's Television, 1974-1979."
Laura Deen Johnson (Ph.D. student) and Tim Ziaukas (Univer-
sity of Pittsburgh at Bradford), "E. H. Heinrichs, History's Forgotten
Practitioner: The Battle, the Baron, and the Birth of Corporate Public
Aleen Ratzlaff (Ph.D. 2001), "'Who Knows': ADissonant Call to
Respectability by the Black Press, 1880-1915."
Aleen Ratzlaff, Bernell Tripp and Julian Williams also partici-
pated in a panel discussion titled, "Celebrating 175 Years of Advo-

World Wide WebPage? has been
accepted for publication in Com-
munication Law & Policy.
To Marilyn Roberts, Wayne
Wanta and Tzong-Horng
(Dustin) Dzwo (Ph.D. 1998),
whose article "Agenda Setting
and Issue Salience Online," has
been published in the August
2002 edition of Communication
To Marilyn Roberts and Gary
Mattingly (Ph.D. student), whose
paper, "African American Voices
and Black Media Perspectives on
Reaching Out: The 2000 Republi-
can National Convention," was
presented at the 98th American
Political Science Association
convention held in Boston Au-
gust 26 September 1.

Linda Childers Hon wrote:
"Thank you to all of the members
of the College family who came
together to honor my stepfather,
Professor Emeritus Charlie Well-
born, with such a lovely memorial
service. The wonderful memories
that people shared about Charlie
were deeply comforting. A special
thanks goes to Dean Emeritus
Ralph Lowenstein and Professor
Emeritus Buddy Davis for suggest-
ing the appropriateness of the
occasion and for their help with
planning. I am also grateful to
Dean Terry Hynes for her support.
And, I especially want to thank
Executive Associate Dean John
Wright and Executive Secretary
Olivia Jeffries for making all of
the arrangements."

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Public Relations Students and Faculty
Attend Public Relations Congress in Cuba

Twenty students and three faculty members of the Department of Public Relations visited Cuba
September 23 28. They attended the 24t Con-
gress of the Inter-American Confederation of
Public Relations (CONFIARP). This was the first
time a U.S. delegation of that size attended this
congress. Juan-Carlos Molleda led the group and
was one of the keynote speakers. Peg Hall partici-
pated on a panel on corporate social responsibility.. 0
Jim Terhune assisted with the logistics of this 1i
international field trip. The largest tourist con-
glomerate CIMEX offered a presentation about
their communication strategies during a welcom- -d
ing reception in Havana. The delegation visited
UF students and faculty at the University of Havana
o. the mixed-capital (Italian-Cuban) telephone
company ETECSA, met with public relations
students and faculty at the University of Havana
and visited a school for disabled children in
About 400 delegates from 14 Latin American
countries and Spain attended the Congress in
Varadero. Juan-Carlos plans to take an UF
delegation to future CONFIARP meetings in
Puerto Rico in 2003 and Brazil in 2004.
Group visits the National Telephone Company ETECSA

October 9-11: Telecommuni-
cation Advisory Council
October 21-22: Knight Division
College-wide Job and
Internship Fair

open line is usually published on
the Monday following a payday,
except during the summer and
holiday periods. Deadline for
submitting news (to the Dean's
Office) is the Thursday before the
Monday of publication. John
Wright serves as editor, and Olivia
Jeffries coordinates production.
Please send all news items to John
Wright at jwright@jou.ufl.edu.

Lynda Kaid announces establishment of the Research Resources
Laboratory in Weimer 2020. Lynda has acquired audio/video and
computer equipment
as well as print
Clay T resources for re-
search projects for
the lab. In addition,
the laboratory will
provide a database
of foundations that
provide external
funding for research
Doctoral student Daniela Dimitrova and Lynda encourages
Clay Tucker in Research Resources Lab faculty members to
take advantage of the software and other facilities in the laboratory.