Vol. 38, No. 4
College of Journalism and Communications
Nov. 28, 2005
John Kaplan took this photo in Sichuan Province, China, while doing summer
fieldwork as part of UF's Transnational and Global Studies Center grant
program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
of Kaplan, Molleda
UF recently named John
Kaplan its International Educator
of the Year (senior faculty) and
awarded him $5,000.
The university also named
Kaplan and Juan-Carlos Molleda
The College nominated Kaplan Kaplan, right, holds his International
and Molleda for the senior and Educator of the Year (senior faculty)
junior faculty awards, respectively. Award. He is joined by Joe Glover.
The International Center organizes the annual awards.
"I learned of the award while in Seoul," said Kaplan, who spoke at the
International Documentary Photo Awards seminar and judged the
inaugural International Documentary Photo Awards competition, which
attracted more than 8,000 images from across the world.
During the early November trip, Kaplan also addressed China's largest
photography festival, which was organized by the Chinese Photographers
GETTING ON BOARD
Charles J. Harris Jr. was recently
elected chairman of
the board of direc-
tors for Central
(CFCAA), a non-
that helps fight
poverty in Alachua, Charles Harris
Levy and Marion counties.
UF President Bernie Machen
re-appointed Harris to a three-year term
as the university's representative to the
Rodgers make the list
The Graduate School recently
accepted the College faculty
Kim, Renee Mar-
Ron Rodgers to the
Hyojin Kim Ron Rodgers
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Photojournalism student Danny Ghitis took this picture in Nicaragua during the
2004 Florida Fly-In program in Nicarajua.
in annual Hearst
Undergraduates Danny Ghitis and
Jessica Crossfield are representing the
College in the Hearst portrait/feature
round with photos from the Florida Fly-
Ins and local newspapers the Indepen-
dent Florida Alligator and the Ocala
Star-Banner, respectively. View their
entries at http://www.jou.ufl.edu/people/
The College's photography program
is gearing up for the news/sports round.
Current and former photojournalism Jessica Crossfield took this picture during
uent othe 2005 Florida Fly-In program in Belize.
students recently won awards in the
60th annual College Photographer of the Year contest:
* Daron Dean, JM 2004, won a bronze award in General news.
* David Zentz, MAMC 2005, won an award of Excellence in Spot News.
* Ghitis won an award of Excellence in Pictorial.
* Ghitis, Katie Reid, JM 2004, and Liza
Shurik, JM 2005, won a silver award in team multimedia.
In separate news, the Online News Association recently selected
undergraduates Latria Graham and Stacy Gimbel as student newsroom staff.
Mary Ann Ferguson, not
the Institute for
tions as a M
for a winning
master's Mary Ann Ferguson
thesis (for the work of Del
Galloway, PR 1981, MAMC
The Journal of
recently accepted "Relationship
Maintenance Strategies on
Fortune 500 Company Web
Sites" by doctoral student Eyun-
Jung Ki and Hon.
Doctoral student Bill Renkus
and master's student Danny
Rigby presented papers this
month at the American
Association national conference
in San Antonio.
Danny Shipka is a doctoral
Dec. 1-2: Public Relations
Dec. 7: Classes end
Dec. 8-9: Reading Days
Dec. 9: Graduate faculty mtg.,
faculty mtg., annual holiday
Dec. 10-15: Exams
Dec. 17: Commencement
Dec. 19: Grades due
Dec. 26: Holiday
Jan. 2: Holiday
Jan. 6: Registration
Jan.9: Classes begin
Jan. 9-12: Drop/add
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analyze 9/11 effects
Amanda S. Reid and Laurence B.
Alexander published "A Test Case for
Newsgathering: The Effects of Sep-
tember 11, 2001 on the Changing
Watchdog Role of the Press" in the
fall issue of the Loyola of Los Angeles
Entertainment Law Review.
Belio A. Martinez Jr. and Spiro
Kiousis recently published "A
Strategies: Theoretical Approach for
Developing Effective Public Relations
Media Empowering Citizens in Emerging
Democracies" in Studier i Politisk
Kommunikation (Political Communica-
tion Studies), a refereed journal in
Marie Hardin, Julie Dodd and Jean
Chance published "On Equal Footing?
The Framing of Sexual Difference in
Runner's World," in the fall edition of
Women in Sport and PhysicalActivity
Journal. Dodd's Sports Media class did
John Freeman took this photo at a dedication of a cultural center in Tisma, Nicaragua.
Freeman photographs volunteers
in Nicaraguan village
Trees for Life, a Kansas-based international relief agency, sent John
Freeman to photograph eight volunteers delivering books to children in Tisma,
Nicaragua, last month.
"Our transportation to and from the rural town was in the back of pick-up
trucks, driving along muddy and extremely bumpy dirt roads," Freeman
recalled. "The house I was assigned to had one faucet, with a hose running to the
backyard for bathing and hand-washing laundry. There were no indoor toilets;
each family had a wooden outhouse. Horses would ride along the main street as
casually as people on bikes; there were few cars.
"The journey was eye-opening and humbling for me to see so many friendly
people who, on the surface, seemed to have so little by American standards."
the coding for the project in
Alumni Graduate Fellow
Bumsub "Gabriel" Jin
presented "Expanded Predictors
of a Blood Donation Intention
and the Effect of Celebrity
Identification on Blood
Donation" earlier this month at
the 2005 NCA in Boston.
Doctoral students Amy Kristin
Sanders, Courtney Barclay, PR
2002, MAMC 2003, and Abby
Hendren will present
"Criminalizing Promises of
Ethical Questions with a Legal
Solution?" at the International
Conference on Social Science
Research in Orlando in
Sanders, a doctoral student in
media law, will also participate in
a panel discussion at the Interna-
tional Conference on Social
Science Research and a Law
Scholars Conference on the
relationship between law and
liberty. The panel, "The Conflict
Between Politics, Entertainment
and Science: The Mass Media's
Influence on Crime Policy," will
be held in Orlando in December,
and the conference will be held in
February in Washington.
UF's Journal ofLaw and
Public Policy has several staff
members from the College: Joint
JD/PhD student Barclay is
assistant articles editor; master's
student Drew Bagley, PR 2005,
who also has a bachelor's in
political science from UF, is
production chair; and joint
MAMC/JD student Christina
Locke, who has a bachelor's
degree in English from UF, is
assistant research editor.
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ruDIIC relations guru naroiu Durson, receives ne rnorrnwestern iviurual nest
Master's Thesis Award earlier this month on behalf of Yimin Wang, MAMC
2005, who works for Burson-Marsteller Beijing. Juan-Carlos Molleda served as
Wang's thesis advisor. Joining them at The Yale Club in New York is
Northwestern representative Ward White.
opens Dec. 6
The latest Florida Fly-In exhibit,
"Belize in Words and Pictures,"
opens Dec. 6, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., at the
"The students were engaged and
productive," John Kaplan said, "yet
they also enjoyed themselves; that's
a challenging balance."
The students documented the
Stann Creek district, along Belize's
The exhibit runs through Jan. 13.
The online magazine,
appears in January.
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