Vol. 38, No. 2
College of Journalism and Communications
Oct. 3, 2005
GATORS ON FILM
On Feb. 7, PBS will air the Documentary Institute's Negroes With Guns: Rob
Williams andBlack Power, which recently screened at the Smithsonian Institution's
Museum of American History in Washington.
Documentary Institute raises $55,000;
screens film at Smithsonian, on PBS
The Documentary Institute's Negroes With Guns: Rob Williams and
Black Power airs nationally on PBS Feb. 7.
The civil rights movement documentary recently screened at the
Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History in Washington.
Dean Terry Hynes, Sandra Dickson, Churchill Roberts, Cara Pilson,
Cindy Hill, and Rebecca Hoover attended the event, which featured a
panel discussion with Dickson and Rob Williams' widow Mabel
The College hosted a reception following the screenings at the museum.
For its current project, Angel ofAhlem, the Documentary Institute
recently raised. (with Hoover's help) $45,000: $25,000 from Commodore
Computer founder and Ahlem Nazi labor camp survivor Jack Tramiel
and $20,000 from an alumni reception hosted by Amy Goldberger, TEL
1969, in her Manhattan penthouse.
The Documentary Institute also recently received an anonymous
donation of $10,000 for student productions.
The Documentary Institute is featured as the cover story in the fall
communicator, which comes out this month.
NOT TAKEN FOR GRANTED
receives $145,500 grant
Childers a two-
Grant to study
magazines and Kim Walsh-Childers
popular Web sites.
"The award originally was offered
in spring 2004, but I had to defer it
for a year so I could accept the
Fulbright [to Ireland]," Walsh-
Childers said. "So now it has been
Ferguson serves on
UF President Bernie Machen and
Faculty Senate Chair Kim Tanzer
serve on the
Task Force on
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Mary Ann Ferguson Shared Gover-
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Laying down the law
The media law program had a strong showing at the summer's AEJMC
Convention in San Antonio. Bill Chamberlin served as moderator and panel
member on the Law Division and Science Communica-
tion Interest Group, Freedom of Information and Scien-
tific Data Post 9/11.
He was reelected as chair of the Law Division,
Business Session: Publication Policy Committee Meet-
ing. And he served as a panelist on Law and Communi-
cation Theory and Methodology Divisions' Integrating
Social Science in the Communication Law Classroom.
Christina M. Locke won first place as an MA/JD
student for 'Son of Sam' Goes Incognito: Emerging
Trends in Criminal Anti-Profit Statutes." Bill Chamberlin
Roxanne S. Watson presented "Vicarious Liability
and the Private University Student Press" and "Marcus Garvey's Libel Trial for
Seditious Libel in Jamaica."
Amy Kristin Sanders presented "Narrow Lanes Ahead? An Examination of
Public Access to Information About the Transportation of Hazardous Materials
in a Post 9/11 World." And Courtney Barclay presented "Shielded From the
Feds? An Examination of the Proposed Federal Shield Laws."
Public relations success
Michelle Hinson and the University of South Alabama's Donald K. Wright
won second place in the public relations scholar-to-scholar
session for "A Benchmark TM Global Analysis of How
Research is Used in Public Relations Throughout the
Jennifer Robinson presented two papers: "Who's
covering sustainable development? Cross-national differ-
ences in the media coverage of a multilateral U.N. confer-
Sence," to the International Communication Division and
"Science-based case studies in communications: Assisting
Michelle Hinson students to see science in context" as part of a teaching
Molleda leads students To Puerto Rico
Juan-Carlos Molleda led a delegation of public relations
students to Puerto Rico last week. They visited the largest
bank, Banco Popular; a global public relations firm, Burson-
Marsteller; the University of Turabo; and a pharmaceutical
They also attended the 2005 Annual Convention of the
Association of Public Relations Professionals of Puerto
Rico and its Excel Awards ceremony.
At the convention, Molleda discussed his research on the
Public Relations Law in Panama he conducted last year. Juan Carlos Molleda
Robinson lectures in
Dodd helps orientate
Jennifer Robinson recently
sity of Otago Jennifer Robinson
in Dunedin, New Zealand. The
Department of Preventive and
Social Medicine and the Depart-
ment of Communication sponsored
"Yes," Robinson said, "I saw
Kurt Kent and passed along
greetings from folks at UF."
Julie Dodd discussed "Getting
off to a good start: Developing a
Syllabus and Your First Day of
Class" at UF's August orientation
for 350 new teaching assistants.
White out of
Susan White is leaving WUFT-
TV for the College of Public
Health and Health Professions.
This is the last week for the
longtime WUFT-TV director of
education. The station holds a
party in her honor on Tuesday,
October 4, at 3 p.m.
"She has worked extremely hard
to make our program one of the
best in the system," Mark Leeps
said. "When the community thinks
of the WUFT Education/Outreach
brand, they think of Susan White."
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Student video wins two first-place awards
Telecommunication senior Myhoa Polk recently won first prize and
$3,000 in The Christophers' 18th Annual Video Contest for College
Students and first place in the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters
College Contest for TV Feature for Horse Therapy. It features Kathy
Gray, who, despite being disabled by a horse, advocates horseback riding
as therapy. View Horse Therapy at www.wuft.tv.
JCA wins Innovative Outreach award
During the summer's AEJMC convention in San Antonio, the Journal-
ism and Communications Ambassadors won first place in the Innovative
Outreach to Scholastic Journalism competition.
JCA is the first student group to win the competition in three years.
Stacy Gimbel, PR 2005, made JCA's presentation and received the
award on the group's behalf.
Gimbel and other JCA members worked with the journalism programs
at Buchholz and Gainesville high school and the Loften Center. They
included Christine Anzevino, Meredith Cochie, Danae Danta,
Katherine Estevez, Jackie Ferrer, Maria Martinez, Susan Medina,
Gordon Owen, Kari Pfeiffer, Risa Polansky, Andrew Promey, Shelby
Radloff, Katie Reid, Nathan Roberson, Mary Kate Rosack, Katrina
Ruiz, Mimi Scanlon, Joie Sheffield, Stephanie Watts, and Shannon
Stacy Gimbel, PR 2005, received the first place award for the Innovative Out-
reach to Scholastic Journalism on behalf of JCA. Julie Dodd had encouraged
JCA to participate in the national competition.
The fall issue of Harvard University's
features "The News
Hibernation" by David
Carlson. Portions of
his "Online Timeline"
appear among articles
Dave Carlson by several authors.
The Black Press: Evolution of a
Resonating Voice In The Media, which
will be published in December by
Vision Press, will include Julian
Williams' "Civil Rights
and Political Upheaval."
The Journal ofPublic
Relations Research will
publish "The Internet
and litigation public
relations" by Jennifer
Reber and Karla Julian Williams
Gower in its first issue
Journalism Studies will publish "The
state of Latin American press freedom"
by Juan-Carlos Molleda and Sandra
The Journal of Targeting, Measure-
ment andAnalysis for
Marketing will pub-
Likelihood Model: A
tion," by Jon Morris,
Jon Morris Chongmoo Woo, and
master's student A. J. Singh.
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ON A SERIOUS NOTE
thank the College
Cindy Smith wrote the following
note to the College:
"Thank you for your kind gift to me
during my illness. I am at last in the
mend and your thoughtfulness
brightened my recovery."
Jeanne Chamberlin wrote the
following note to the College:
"Thank you for the beautiful
bouquet of roses during my recent
hospital stay. When you're feeling
awful and nobody can explain why,
roses are a great answer. The color was
extra special. Thank you for thinking
Oct. 7: Homecoming
Oct. 8: Homecoming Alumni
Oct. 16-19: ACEJMC Site Team
Oct. 25-26: Journalism Advisory
Oct. 27: Knight Division Job and
Nov. 11: Veterans Holiday
Nov. 17-20: National
Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving
Dec. 1-2: Public Relations Advisory
Dec. 7: Classes End
Dec. 8-9: Reading Days
Dec. 10-15: Exams
Dec. 16-17: Commencement
Dec. 19: Grades Due
Dec. 26: Holiday
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