Vol. 38, No. 1
College of Journalism and Communications
Sandra Chance receives her 2004 National Teacher of the Year award from AEJMC
President Mary Alice Shaver. Chance will be recognized for this honor during
AEJMC's upcoming convention. Please see story, Page 2.
NOT TAKEN FOR GRANTED
Brown bags $57,000
Justin Brown recently earned a $57,000 grant from
BellSouth, Sprint and UF's Public Utility Research
Center (PURC) to "study why qualified low-income
households in Florida do not participate in Lifeline,
[... which is] designed to make telephone service more
Ferguson turns the page Justin Brown
The Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communications at
Penn State recently named Mary Ann Ferguson one of 12 Page Legacy
She earned a $10,000 Page grant for "Fostering
Ethics and Social Responsibility in Corporations: A
Study of Best Practices in Global Corporations."
"The grants are for one year, after which the results of
4 the projects will be published or made available
electronically to academe, business and the public,"
: V according to a Penn State news release. "The deadline
Mary Ann Ferguson for the next round of grant proposals is Feb. 15."
College holds first
event with Broward
County Gator Club
More than 70 mostly alumni
recently attended the College's first
reception co-sponsored with the
Broward County Gator Club.
Dean Terry Hynes, Mike Foley
and Becky Hoover represented the
College. The Gator Club's Stuart
Morton, TEL 1978, helped set up
the event at the Riverside Hotel in
Foley delivered his trademark "Of
course it's true: I read it in the
for his mentorship
At its recent annual convention,
the National Press Photographers
Association (NPPA) gave John
Freeman the John Durniak Mentor
Citation for "his
of photoj ournal-
ism students, both
during their time
at school and after
recently named its John Freeman
University of Florida chapter, which
Freeman advises, Best Student
Chapter for 2004-2005.
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IMPERFECT PANORAMAS: A BOOK PROTOTYPE
John Freeman photographed this house in Sausalito during his fall 2004 sabbatical.
Chance for teacher
of the year award
At its national convention Aug. 10-13
in San Antonio, the AEJMC will honor
Sandra Chance for being named the
2004 Journalism Teacher of the Year.
The Freedom Forum-sponsored session
will feature Floyd Abrams, First
Amendment attorney and visiting
professor at the Columbia University
Graduate School of Journalism.
Chance also will speak at
"Anonymous Voices in the Marketplace
John Freeman will present "Imper-
fect Panoramas: A Book Prototype,"
which he started during his fall 2004
sabbatical. He describes it as a "mock-
up of 25 pictures made throughout the
United States using digital 'stitching'
software. In each case, three hand-held,
side-by-side images have been com-
bined into one photograph with a
slightly askew appearance. Lines bend
and sections of the images often over-
lap, producing a Dr. Seuss-type scene."
Cory L. Armstrong will present
"A Two-Dimensional Model of
Community Pluralism" to the
Minorities and Communication Divi-
sion (MCD), and "The Role of Genre
in the Use of Female Newspaper
Sources" to the Commission on the
Status of Women (CSW).
Armstrong will serve as a panelist
on "The Future of Feminist Scholar-
ship" for the CSW and Communica-
tion Theory and Methodology
Judy L. Robinson, Ph.D. 2000,
and Julie Dodd will present "Use of
Palm Handheld Computers in a Study
of University Communications
Students" to the Scholastic Journalism
Dodd, Marie Hardin and Kim-
berly Lauffer, Ph.D. 2000, will
present "Passing it on: The Reinforce-
ment of Male Hegemony in Sports
Journalism Textbooks" to the Com-
mission on the Status of Women.
Justin Brown will present "Uncov-
ering the Regulation of Interactive
Television" to the Communication
Technology and Policy Division.
He will serve as a panelist on
"Consolidation in the Media
Industries and its Impacts," co-
sponsored by the Mass Media
Economics and Law divisions.
Student locks in top
Law Divison paper
Christina M. Locke won top
student paper in the Law Divi-
sion for "Son of Sam Goes
Incognito: Emerging Trends in
Criminal Anti-Profit Statutes."
Other student papers accepted
by the convention include:
* "Soldier Or Citizen in the
Digital Age? How Access to
Technology and the
Embedded Media Program
Effect First Amendment Protec-
tions for Speech and the
Military Authority to Restrict
It," by Anaklara Hering.
* "Narrow Lanes Ahead?: An
Examination of Public Access to
Information about the
Transportation of Hazardous
Materials in a Post-9/11 World,"
by Amy Kristin Sanders.
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Julie Dodd recently presented "Is
the Journalism Education System
Working for Everyone?" at the
American Press Institute to professors
attending the ASNE Institute for
Journalism Excellence and the API
Journalism Educators Institute.
She also co-authored "Palm
handheld computers are a great orga-
nizing tool," with Judy L. Robinson,
Ph.D. 2000. It appeared in Quill &
Scroll's April/May issue.
Bill Chamberlin contributed to the
recently published second edition
Oxford Companion to the Supreme
Court of the United States.
Justin Brown will present "Motiva-
tions Behind Low-Income Households'
Bypass of Support for Universal
Service" at this fall's annual Telecom-
munication Policy Research
Conference (TPRC) in Washington.
His "Digital Must-Carry and the
Case for Public Television" will appear
in an upcoming issue of the Cornell
Journal ofLaw and Public Policy.
Brown also co-authored "Cable
Operators' Fifth Amendment Claims
Applied to Digital Must-Carry," with
doctoral student Nissa Laughner (lead
author). The Federal Communications
Law Journal will publish it in its
March 2006 issue.
The Journal ofBroadcasting and
Electronic Media recently accepted
"Female News Professionals in Local
and National Broadcast News During
the Buildup to the Iraqi Military
Conflict," by Cory L. Armstrong and
her University of Wisconsin-Madison
colleagues Michelle Nelson and
Michelle Leigh Maronn Wood. It
will appear in the spring 2006 issue.
Eddie Adams Workshop
accepts two UF students
The Eddie Adams Workshop in
New York accepted grad student
Roberto Westbrook and senior Liza
Shurik this fall.
Last year, David Zentz, MAMC
2005, and senior Matt Marriott
attended the workshop.
Orange & Blue
wins first place
The September/October 2004
issue of Orange & Blue, won first
place in the category of Single Issue
of an Ongoing Print Magazine:
Design in the 2005 AEJMC Maga-
zine Division Student Magazine
Contest. Joe Alewine, JM 2004,
served as editor-in-chief and
Stephen Bamonte, JM 2004, was
Sarah Stewart, JM 2005, won
third place in the category of Con-
sumer Magazine Article: Investiga-
tion and Analysis, for "The
Withlacoochee: A River in Bal-
ance." She wrote it for Advanced
Magazine & Feature Writing.
Hatch returns to UF
Margi Hatch recently retired
from General Mills to return to UF
as office manager for the Southeast
National Tuberculosis Center.
Roxanne Watson and Kaye
Trammell's names were misspelled
in the June open line.
Michael Mitrook holds his new
daughter Kate Maison. His wife Kim
gave birth June 18 at Shands
Hospital. Kate weighed 8 pounds, 8
three Florida Magazine
The communigator placed in
three Florida Magazine Association
(FMA) Charlie Award categories:
Best Written Magazine, Best Rede-
sign, and Best Column (for "Bo
The FMA will give the awards at
its Aug. 20 banquet in Orlando.
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Aug. 5: Summer B ends
Aug. 10-13: AEJMC Convention
Aug. 16: Faculty Retreat
Aug. 18-19: Graduate Student
Aug. 19: New Faculty Orientation
Aug. 22-23: Fall registration
Aug. 24: Classes begin
Sept. 5: Labor Day
Oct. 16-19: ACEJMC Site Team
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