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College of Journalism and Communications Intra-College Newsletter
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CONGRATULATIONS

To Greg Smith, whose
documentary, "A Bridge to
Cuba,"
has been
accepted
for
national
distribu-
tion by
C American
e il', Public
Televi-
Smith sion.
Greg also has the cover article
for the December 2002 edition
of the RTNDA Communicator.
The article is titled, "THINK
AHEAD: Ten Steps to Better
Enterprise Reporting."
To Spiro Kiousis, whose
article, "Killing the Messenger:
An Exploration of Presidential
Newspaper Coverage and
Public Confidence in the
Press," has been published in
the most recent edition of
Journalism Studies.
To Maggie Labre (Ph.D.
student) and Cheryl Law
(M.A.M.C. 1998), whose article
titled, "Cultural Standards of
Attractiveness: A Thirty-Year
Look at Changes in Male
Images in Magazines," was
published in the Autumn 2002
issue of Journalism and Mass
Communication Quarterly.
To Greg Borchard (Ph.D.
student) whose manuscript,
"The New York Tribune at
Harper's Ferry: Horace Greeley


on Trial," will be published in the
Winter 2003 issue of American
Journalism.
To Kathleen Sohar, who is first
author of the paper,
"RadioSource.NET: Case Study of a
Collaborative Land-Grant Internet
Audio Project, "which has been
accepted for publication in the Jour-
nal ofApplied Communications.
Kathleen collaborated with Ashley


Wood, director of IFAS Commu-
nication Services, and Roberto
Ramirez. The paper is based on
results from a grant received from
USDA/ADEC.
To William McKeen, whose
interview with Hunter Thompson
appears in Thompson's new book,
Kingdom ofFear, to be published
in January by Simon and Schuster.


NATIONAL RECOGNITION


Special congratulations to Lynda Kaid, who received an extraordinary
honor at the recent National Communication Association national confer-
ence in New Orleans. NCA sponsored a
special Spotlight Panel on Kaid's research,
scholarship, and professional activities,
honoring her contributions to political com-
munication over the past twenty-five years.
She was heralded for her vision as a pioneer
in the study of political communication,
including her work as the founding and long-
time editor of Political Communication
Review, the forerunner to the discipline's
namesake journal, Political Communication.
She also created the Political Communica-
Kaid
tion Center at Oklahoma University. Professor
Mitchell McKinney of the University of Missouri called Kaid "a truly
amazing scholar," citing her 18 books and 125 referred articles and book
chapters as well as her leadership in ICA, NCA and the American Political
Science Association.
Kaid also presented two papers at the conference: "Comparing the
Effects of Exposure to Political Ads, Debates, and News: Television
versus Internet," and "Fighting for Florida: Bush Again!" The latter paper
was coauthored with Kaye Trammell and Andrew Williams (Ph.D.
Students) and Kristen Landreville, an undergraduate student double
majoring in Journalism and Political Science.






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SPECIAL KUDOS

To John Kaplan and the team
of 13
gradu-
ate and
under-
gradu-
ate
stu-
dents
whose
exhibit,
"Peru
in Kaplan
Words and Pictures," opened
Dec. 10 in the Reitz Union. The
students visited and worked in
the provincial capital of
Ayacucho in the Andean high-
lands as part of Kaplan's Florida
FlyIns course. The exhibition
features photography and writing


designed to capture the spirit of
the Peruvian people. The stu-
dents' work also is included in
the third edition of the online
magazine,
www. internationaljournalism. com.
The edition contains full-length
articles, photo essays and interac-
tive audio about the Peruvian
project.

BEST WISHES

To Guy Golan (Ph.D. stu-
dent), who has accepted a tenure
track position as an assistant
professor at the LSU Manship
School of Mass Communication,
beginning fall 2003.
To Jen Sens (M.A. student),
who was awarded honorable
mention in the student portfolio


SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS

To all who worked to make the recent campaign for Friends of
Classic 89 and Nature Coast 90 the most successful public radio mem-
bership drive in the stations' history. The official total for the fall 2002
campaign was $134,808 in pledges. This was 19 percent higher than
the pledge total last fall and 5 percent higher than the fall 1997 record.
The anniversary poster, featuring the artwork of Robert Butler, received
582 pledges. Special kudos to WUFT Development Coordinator
Harvey Ward and staff members Debbie Booth, Brenda Woods and
Wink Summers.


division of the Atlanta Photojournal-
ism Seminar contest. Two recent
graduates placed in the professional
division: Melissa Lyttle of the
Sn ,,ih Florida Sun-Sentinel won
first place in the new war anniver-
sary category. Matt May of the St.
Augustine Record won honorable
mention in the spot news category.
More than 300 photographers
nationwide entered more than 9,000
photographs in the contest.
To Heather Sorentrue (TEL),
who was accepted to the 13t Annual
Reporters Workshop sponsored by
the Florida Bar Association. The
workshop was held Dec. 5-6 in St.
Petersburg.

UPCOMING EVENT
Deborah Potter, executive
director of NewsLab, will visit the
College to participate in the second
annual Symposium on Converged
Journalism, Feb. 7, 2003. NewsLab
is a non-profit resource for televi-
sion newsrooms focusing on re-
search and training. Before heading
up NewsLab, Potter spent 16 years
as a journalist at CBS and CNN.
The all-day symposium is free and
open to everyone.

WELCOME To THE COLLEGE

The College welcomes Nancy
Hernandez, who began work Dec.
6 as the secretary for the Depart-
ment of Telecommunication.
Hernandez had been working for
the past five years at the UF General
Counsel's office and previously
worked at the UF Health Sciences
Center. She is the sister of Iris
Campbell, her predecessor as
department secretary.


Debbie Booth (left), Wink Summers, Brenda Woods, and Harvey Ward


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FOR THE RECORD

Congratulations to Mary Ann
Ferguson on
her election to
the Faculty
Academic
Advisory
Committee.
The committee
advises the
Ferguson President,
reviews and responds to plans,
proposals and policies of the
University administration, and
provides a mechanism for timely
faculty input into deliberations.
The committee also selects
recipients of the UF Teacher-
Scholar and Teacher/Adviser of
the Year
Awards.
Julie E.
Dodd has been
selected to be a
participant in
the Poynter
Convergence
for Educators Dodd
seminar, Feb. 2-7.


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NEW WUFT-TV NEWS PERSONNEL

NEW WUFT-TV NEWS PERSONNEL

WUFT-TV has announced the news teams for spring semester 2003.


News Five at 5:30
News anchors:
Sports anchor:
Weather:

Cox News
News anchor:

First Edition
News anchors:

Sports anchor-producers:

Weather anchor-producers:


Tarsha Luke and Brent Solomon
Mandy Clodfelter Mitchell
Erin Gell


Heather Sorentrue


Kristen Berset, Tiffany Griffith, Jennifer
lurcovich, Julie Leventhal, and Rob Tyler
Nona Collins, Jordan Hess, Bryan Kelly,
Scott Lea and Bart O'Connell
Kelly Bartel, Casey Dauer, Karen Fisher,
Matt Mauro and Staley Prom


ON THE CALENDAR

Dec 21: Graduation
Reception
Jan. 3: Spring 2003
Registration
Jan. 6: Spring 2003 Classess
Begin
Jan. 10: UF 150th
Anniversary
Convocation and Reception
March 10-14: Spring Break





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