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Vol. 37, No. 06 College of Journalism and Communications Dec. 13, 2004
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Ambassadors Joie Sheffield, Mary-Kate Rosack, Jackie Ferrer, Shannon Zabele, and
Kari Pfeiffer attended the National High School Journalism Convention in Atlanta.
Ambassadors attend high school convention
Journalism and Communications Ambassadors Kari Pfeiffer, Joie
Sheffield, Mary-Kate Rosack, Shannon Zabele and Jackie Ferrer re-
cently attended the National High School Journalism Convention in Atlanta.
They worked with high school students judging advertising, reporting and
yearbook competitions and hosted a workshop, "Bringing College Journal-
ists to Your Staff."
"It was exciting to get to share our passion for the field with students who
are making decisions about their futures in journalism and communica-
tions," Pfeiffer said.
GIVING IS BELIEVING
Brechner gives $50,000; Foundations $12,500
Sandra Chance and Bill Also, the College recently received
Chamberlain will share $50,000 $2,500 from the Blake Family Founda-
given by Marion Brechner for tion and $10,000 from the Lancaster-
support and enhancement of their Stuart Foundation for undergraduate
freedom of information activities. scholarships.
Faculty show up in
Sandra Chance recently testified
before the Florida
Privacy and Court
Records at Florida
College of Law in
committee then Sandra Chance
asked for her help in crafting a
balance between privacy rights and
online access to information.
Linda Hon served as a panelist
last month on "Public Relations
Honors Its Schol-
ars" at the Na-
Linda Hon recently attended
the Quill and
Scroll board of trustees meeting at
the University of Iowa. The board
elected her vice president.
She also attended the Journalism
Education Association convention in
Atlanta. Dodd, a JEA board member,
chaired the nominations committee
and led a roundtable discussion of
scholastic press association directors.
She presented "Creating a Web site
with Dreamweaver" and "Using
Handheld Computers in Journalism
Classes," with Judy Robinson,
Happy Mfoidays! Happy fofidays! Happy iMGdbays! Happy iGd'ays! happy Mofbiys!
Prolific Chan-Olmsted publishes several articles
The Journal ofBroadcasting
and Communication recently
published Sylvia M. Chan-
Expansion Strategy in Media
Industries: AComparative Analy-
sis of Acquisitions versus alli-
ances." Chan-Olmsted also co-
Sylvia Chan-Olmsted wrote the following:
"Exploring the Effects of Cable TV Web Sites on
Cable TV Network Branding and Viewership" in the
Journal ofBroadcasting & Electronic, with L. Ha of
Bowling Green State University.
"Global Media Diversification Strategy and Perfor-
mance: Assessing the Relationship Between Dual
Diversification and Firm Performance in Media Indus-
tries" in the Journal of Media Economics, with Jaemin
Jung, Ph.D. 2003, of the University of West Florida.
"The Profiling of Cable Modem Broadband Subscrib-
ers: Characteristics, Perceptions, and Satisfaction" in
the Journal of Targeting, Measurement, and Analysis
for Marketing, with Jung and Jack C.C. Li, Ph.D.
2000, of the University of West Florida.
* "Comparative Effects of Public Relations and Brand
Attitudes on Purchasing Intention" in the Journal of
Marketing Communications, with Jeesun Kim, MA
* "Competitive Advantage of Broadband Internet: A
Comparative Study Between South Korea and the
United States" in Telecommunications Policy, with
Choongok Lee, MA 2002.
Other recent publications:
The October-December Howard Journal of
Communications features "Sporting Images in Black anc
White: Race in Newspaper Coverage of the 2000 Olym-
pic Games" by Marie Hardin, Julie Dodd, Kristie
Walsdorf and Jean Chance. Dodd's Fall 2000 Sports
Media helped in analyzing the data for this study.
"Challenges in Colombia for Public Relations Profes-
sionals: A Qualitative Assessment of the Economic and
Political Environments" by Juan-Carlos Molleda and
Prof. Ana-Maria SuArez of the
University of Medellin, Colom-
bia, will run in the spring 2005
issue of Public Relations Review.
Perspectives accepted doctoral
student Xu Wu's "American
Patriotism and Chinese National-
ism: What if these two forces
clash over the Taiwan Issue."
The Asian Journal of Xu Wu
Communication accepted Wu's "Red Net over
China: China's new online media order and its
College in second
place in Hearst
The College is in second place in the
National Hearst photojournalism
competition after students Daron
Dean and Liza Shurik placed fourth
and sixth, respectively, in the first
round (portrait and features).
Dean, who will earn his bachelor's
this month, shot some of his photos
during a summer internship with the
Anchorage Daily News in Alaska.
Shurik included photos from her
summer in Russia, where she interned
with AP, and Nicaragua, where she
participated in John Kaplan's
Florida Fly-Ins program.
Dean, who placed second nation-
ally in the portfolio competition last
year, is eligible to for the spring's
In the 59th College Photographer
of the Year Contest, Dean won
bronze for spot news and two
honorable mentions for portrait, and
grad student David Zentz received
honorable mention for spot news.
At the Atlanta Photojournalism
Seminar earlier this month, Dean
won second place in portfolio, third
in pictorial and honorable mention
Liza Shurik took this photo of a
communist activist this past summer
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NEW GATOR: John Kaplan and his wife Li Ren-Kaplan recently flew to China to
bring home their adopted 14-month-old daughter, Carina Yaming Kaplan. She's
extending her lower lip to blow her hair out of her face.
ON THE AIR
AM850 gets new
Web site; WUFT-TV
moves to Channel 3
AM850's new Web site,
www.am850.com, is up and run-
ning. The station plans to add audio
"We're hoping this Web site will
help news students get a better grasp
on the term 'media convergence'
and how to integrate those sort of
skills into what they're learning,"
said Matt Adams, creative services
director for AM850 and Rock104.
Also, WUFT-TV moved to Cox
Cable Channel 3. The former WUFT
Channel 11 position was filled by a
new UPN affiliate.
Dec. 18: Commencement
Dec. 20: Grades due
Dec. 24: Christmas Eve
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