College of Journalism and Communications
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BITING THE APPLE
Students visit magazines in New York City
Ted Spiker and a dozen magazine students traveled to New York City over
Spring Break to learn about the industry.
They visited with editors and designers from ESPN The Magazine, Sports
Illustrated, Real Simple, 0 The Oprah Magazine, People, Men 's Health,
Stuff Latina and Women 's Wear Daily.
Hosts included Gator alumni Betty Cortina, editorial director of Latina;
and Mary McDonald, a fashion assistant with Women 's Wear Daily; as well
as John Marvel, an editor at large with ESPN, who recently served as the
Department of Journalism's Hearst Visiting Professional.
Ted Spiker (right) and his students visit with John Marvel (center), editor at large
with ESPN, The Magazine in New York City.
ON THE BOARD
public TV board
Richard A. Lehner was recently
elected to the Board of Directors for
The Association of Public Television
APTS represents more than 250
public stations around the country.
Its affiliated organization, APTS
Action, provides legislative advo-
Three PhD students
accept tenure tracks
Three doctoral candidates recently
accepted tenure track positions for
* David Bulla at Iowa State
* Kaye Trammell at Louisiana State
* Andrew Williams at Virginia Tech.
University of Florida President
James Bernard Machen recently
stressed his support for the College
of Journalism and Communications.
Speaking at a breakfast for the
College's advisory councils, Machen
called the College "one of the jewels
of the university."
The College's strong reputation
around the country is helping UF in
its quest to elevate its national
standing, Machen said.
James Bernard Machen addresses the
Off to Dublin on a
Kim Walsh-Childers received a
Fulbright Scholar Award to teach
journalism at the Dublin Institute of
Technology in Ireland next year.
"I'm not totally sure yet what I'll
be teaching, but I'll also be working
on a research project focused on the
impact news coverage has on health
policy development," she said. "In
particular, I'm going to be looking at
how the news media covered/are
covering the transition in Ireland's
health-care system. Last summer, the
Irish government instituted the most
sweeping reforms in the system in the
past 30 years."
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'Negroes with Guns'
screened at Lincoln Center
More than 200 filmmakers, programmers, distributors, civil rights
activists, historians, College alumni, and friends and family of Robert
Williams attended the recent screening of "Negroes with Guns" at the
Lincoln Center in New York City.
The College's Documentary Institute produced this piece about Will-
Terry Hynes, Becky Hoover, Churchill Roberts, Sandra Dickson,
Cindy Hill, Cara Pilson and seven documentary students (Lenina
Ulrey, Sarah Prior, Craig Roberts, Leah Woodward, Mary Fallon,
and Michelle Phillips) attended the Lincoln Center screening.
"It was a prestigious venue for our film," Dickson said. "It provided an
opportunity for alumni, filmmakers, educators and others to see the
quality of work coming out of the College of Journalism and
Lisa, at New
Mabel Williams, her son,
John, Dean Terry Hynes,
and UF Provost David
Colburn at the
Shooting for a victory
The College's photography program
recently won second place in the
national Hearst competition, taking
Kristen Bartlett placed fourth, and
Erica Brough 12th
A semi-finalist, Kristen has a
chance to be among six chosen (from
12) for the shoot-out in San Francisco.
Stations win SPJ,
WRUF and Channel 5 students are
finalists in the statewide college
WRUF students also recently won
SPJ Regional Awards:
First place, Best Daily Newscast:
"Front Page on the Air"
First place, Best In-Depth Report-
ing: Christine Muller, "Kennedy
First place, Best Feature: Matt
Mauro, "Car Show"
They move on to the national com-
petition. Awards will be given in New
York City in September.
Other SPJ awards include:
Second place, Sports Reporting:
Josh Hines, "Sports Aggression"
Third place, Feature: Jeff Butera,
"Sport of Fencing"
Third place, Spot News: Adam
Higman, "Domestic Violence"
Also, WRUF won the following
Radio Television News Directors
Association (RTNDA) Murrow re-
gional awards, and will compete in the
Best Feature: Jeff Butera, "The
Pleasure of Fencing"
Best Sports Reporting: Doug Hill,
"High School Football Rivalry"
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Papers in play
Doctoral student Amanda Reid's "Play it Again Sam: Webcasters'
Sound Recording Complement as an Unconstitutional Restraint on Free
Speech," will be published in Hastings Communications and Entertain-
ment Law Journal later this year.
Master's student Sandra Braun presented "Jungian Type Theory
and Implications for International Public
Relations" Friday at the Southern States
Communication Association annual
convention in Tampa.
J. Robyn Goodman recently won best
overall paper for "Beauty Inscriptions:
Influences On and Sources For Women's
Decisions Regarding Breast Enhancing
Techniques" at the Association for Health
Debbie Treise Taylor, Debbie
Homer, and Ryan Lambe won best student
overall paper for "DTC advertising to college
women: Are they being overmedicated?"
Sylvia Chan-Olmsted and doctoral stu-
dent Daphne Landers published "Assessing
the Changing Network TV Market: A Re-
Analysis of Sylvia Chan-Olmsted
Net-works" in the spring issue of Journal
of Media Business Studies.
The Journal also accepted Landers'
"Lightening the Load: An Exploratory
Analysis of Divestiture Strategies of
Major Media Firms." It's slated to run
later this year.
Doctoral student Frank Irizarry's
paper on SARS was accepted for inclusion
Sandra Chance in a book to be published by The Center
for Media and Communication Research in conjunction with Hong
Kong Baptist University.
Sandra Chance recently reported on Florida's freedom of informa-
tion access at the National Freedom of Information Day in Washington,
D.C. The First Amendment Center and the American Library Associa-
tion sponsored the conference, which was held at the Freedom Forum.
April 6: Passover
April 14: Annual Awards
April 21: Classes End
April 22-23: Reading Days
April 24-30: Exams
May 1: Commencement
May 3: Grades Due
May 5: Summer A begins
June 25: Summer B begins
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