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No. 11


CONGRATULATIONS

To Cynthia Morton, whose manu-
script titled, "A Theoretical Explora-
tion of Company-Issue Alliances and
Corporate Social Advertising Effects,"
has been accepted for publication in
the Journal ofPromotion Manage-
ment.
To Spiro Kiousis, whose article,
"Consecuencias Cognoscitivas,
Actitudinales y Conductuales del
Agenda-setting (The Cognitive, Attitu-
dinal, and Behavioral Consequences of
Agenda-Setting)," has been accepted
for publication in the book Agenda-
Setting de Las Medios de
Communicacion (Agenda Setting from
the Media of Communication), edited
by M. McCombs and I. Luna. Kiousis
also is coauthor of an article accepted
for presentation at the annual Ameri-
can Association for Public Opinion
Research conference in Nashville, May
15-18. The article, titled, "Assessment
of High-School Civics Curricula in
Three Locations: A Description of a
Multi-Mode Survey of Students and
Parents Using Incentives," was coau-
thored with Mary Losch, Gene Lutz,
and Mike McDevitt.
To John Freeman, whose presenta-
tion titled, "From Ivory Tower to the
Newsroom: Summers of Renewal,"
has been accepted for the annual
Visual Communication Conference, to
be held in Sandpoint, Idaho, June 18-
22. John also wrote a feature article in
the April issue of NPPA's News Pho-
tographer As recipient of an Institute
for Excellence Fellowship from the
American Society of Newspaper
Editors, the article describes his work


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UF RESEARCH FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP
Special congratulations to Sandra Dickson, who has been selected to
receive a prestigious University of Florida Research Foundation Profes-
sorship award. The three-year professorship recognizes faculty who
have established a distinguished record of research and scholarship.
Recipients are awarded a $5,000 salary supplement in each of the three
years plus a one-time $3,000 allocation to support scholarly activities.
Dickson's scholarly record is exceptional. Among other creative accom-
plishments, she wrote, co-directed and co-produced Freedom Never Dies
and five other television documentaries. Four of the six documentaries
have aired on PBS. Freedom Never Dies received the Erik Barnouw
Award for Outstanding Historical Documentary from the Organization
of American Historians in 2001. Dickson won the Don Seigel Montage
Award for Outstanding Film Direction by a Female in 2000, also for
Freedom Never Dies. She is the College's fifth faculty member to
receive this honor. Previous recipients are Debbie Treise, Linda Hon,
James Babanikos, and Sylvia Chan-Olmsted.


NEW PROMOTIONS
Congratulations to Laurence Alexander, Sandra Dickson, and
Kim Walsh-Childers who have been promoted to the rank of profes-
sor, effective August.


last summer with The Record, a daily
newspaper in Hackensack, N.J.
To Laurence B. Alexander and co-
author Anthony L. Fargo (Ph.D. 2000),
whose paper, "In the Public Interest: How
the First Amendment Could Protect the


Press from Newsgathering Torts,
" has been accepted for presenta-
tion at the International Commu-
nication Association meeting to
be held May 23-27 in San Diego.


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Laurence Alexander


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NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Congratulations to John Kaplan,
who has been named a finalist for the
prestigious Harry Chapin Media
Awards. The three photojournalism
finalists are The New York Daily News
for a project on New York's homeless,
The Christian Science Monitor for a
project on poverty in South Africa,
and Kaplan for his project on torture
victims in West Africa published in
the St. Petersburg Times. The first
place winner will be chosen on May
9th. Kaplan's torture project has been
recognized by the National Headliner
Awards, Pictures of the Year Interna-
tional and the Society of News De-
sign.
Congratulations also to senior
photojournalism student Rob Witzel,
who was named
Southern Short Course
Student Photographer
S of the Year for his
portfolio judged this
weekend in Greens-
Rob Witzel boro, N.C. He also
had an image place second in the
Sports Action professional category.
Witzel previously won the 2002
Hearst Photojournalism shoot-out in
San Francisco.
Bill Chamberlin appeared on
National Public Radio's "Morning
Edition" on March 28. He explained
the Marion Brechner Citizen Access
Project state-by-state findings in a
segment about state laws closing off
records related to security assess-
ments, building safety procedures,
security-related investigations and
other issues pertinent to preparing for,
or responding to, terrorism and public
security.

FOR THE RECORD

Sandra Chance moderated a panel
on "Selective Censorship" at the UF's
Levin College of Law's Center for the


Study of Race and Race Relations
Conference, "Rhyme, Rhetoric and
Race." The keynote speaker for the
conference was Lani Guinier, who was
nominated by President Bill Clinton in
1993 to head the Civil Rights Division
of the Department of Justice.
Linda Hon was the featured guest
for University of Alabama's "Experts
in PR" series March 17 and 18. Her
presentation, "Measuring Relation-
ships in Public Relations," summa-
rized practitioners' and scholars'
efforts to measure the effectiveness of
public relations. She also spoke to a
graduate course of advertising and
public relations students about gender
issues affecting those fields.
Sue Wagner is the new 2003


Chairperson for the Alachua County
Crime Stoppers (formerly known as
Crime Trac of Alachua County). Crime
Stoppers rewards anonymous callers
for tips to help solve crimes in Alachua
County.
Mike Weimar (JOU 2001) of the
Gainesville Sun will leave soon to
cover the war in Iraq for the NY Times
Regional Newspaper Group. Already
covering the war abroad are UF grads
Stephanie Sinclair (1998) in Kuwait
for The Chicago Tribune and Essdras
Suarez (1993), in Turkey for The
Boston Globe. Rich Glickstein is
currently supplying photos of the
wounded being brought into Ramstein
AFB in Germany for Knight-Ridder
Newspapers.


CONGRATULATIONS AWARD WINNERS

WUFT and WRUF each captured honors in the Radio and Television
News Directors Association regional awards. Classic 89 won in the Best
Sports and Best Documentary categories while WRUF won Best Series and
Best Use of Sound. The College stations dominated the awards in the Radio
Small Market category. The winners go on to compete in the national
competition later this year.
The stations also fared well in the recent Society of Professional Journal-
ists competition. The two stories that won RTNDA awards for Classic 89
also won the same categories in the Green Eyeshade awards run by the
Atlanta SPJ chapter. In the SPJ Mark of Excellence (college) contest,
students from the college stations swept the radio categories in the regional
competition. Every finalist is a UF student. In TV, UF News 5 personnel
are finalists in the Spot News, General News, Feature, Sports, News Pho-
tography, and Daily Newscast categories. Individual winners include Lisa
Whitlow, Beau Zimmer, Tiffany Griffith, Mandy Clodfelter Mitchell
and Erich Spivey. As with RTNDA, the winners go on to compete nation-
ally. Finally, in the Florida AP Broadcasters student competition, UF Radio
students won 10 of 10 radio awards, while TV students are finalists in every
category but two. WRUF's "Front Page on the Air" was named best radio
newscast over five minutes in the state.
Congratulations also to Ted Spiker and several former Orange & Blue
students who were named regional finalists in the SPJ Mark of Excellence
competition. First-place regional winners will be entered as finalists in the
national competition. Individual winners include David Schipper, Jason
Backlund and Jon Warech, editors, and Stephanie Shapiro, Jessica
Parker, Cortney Blits and Jamie Welter, art directors. Rachel Goldberg
won in the Non Fiction Article category for, "See, I Told You We Never
Should Have Let Him Pledge." Jason Backlund won in the same category
for "Caged Animal."


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BEST WISHES

To Greg Borchard (Ph.D. student),
who has accepted an assistant profes-
sor position at University of Nevada,
Las Vegas beginning August, 2003.
To Daniela Dimitrova (Ph.D.
student), who has successfully de-
fended her dissertation and has
accepted an assistant professor posi-
tion at Iowa State University.

DEEPEST SYMPATHY

The College extends deepest
sympathy to Harry Guscott, whose
mother passed away March 27 after a
long illness.

ON THE CALENDAR


April 10: College Awards
Banquet: Reception 6 p.m.
April 25: College Retirement
Celebration 4-7 p.m.
May 3: Spring Graduation,
9 a.m.
May 3: Graduation Reception in
Atrium, 11 a.m.






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