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To Greg Smith, whose
documentary, "A Bridge to
e il', Public
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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-
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
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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To John Kaplan and the team
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
www. internationaljournalism. com.
The edition contains full-length
articles, photo essays and interac-
tive audio about the Peruvian
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
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
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.
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
Debbie Booth (left), Wink Summers, Brenda Woods, and Harvey Ward
DECEMBER 18. 2002
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FOR THE RECORD
Congratulations to Mary Ann
her election to
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
Dodd has been
selected to be a
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
Tarsha Luke and Brent Solomon
Mandy Clodfelter Mitchell
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
Jan. 3: Spring 2003
Jan. 6: Spring 2003 Classess
Jan. 10: UF 150th
Convocation and Reception
March 10-14: Spring Break
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