Vol. 38, No. 6
College of Journalism and Communications
Matt Marriott included this confrontation between Dusty Robertson and a 2,000-
pound bull in his Hearst News/Sports round submission, which placed fourth.
Doctoral students win $1,000;
Marriott places fourth in Hearst
Doctoral student Cristina Popescu and public relations senior Kate
Collins won a Top 3 paper award and $1,000 at the International Public
Relations Research Conference for "Public Relations' Influence on Socially
Photojournalism senior Matt Marriott recently placed sixth in Hearst's
News/Sports round, winning $500 with a match for the Department of
Journalism. With the Picture Story round left, the College is in fourth place.
Doctoral student David Deeley won First Place in the Debut Category of
the Law & Policy Division of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA)
for "The Must-Carry Debate Goes digital: Must Cable Continue to Carry
the Broadcast Load." It will be presented in April at the BEA convention in
Hon hones her skills
The Plank Center for Public Relations Leadership at the
University of Alabama recently appointed Linda Hon to
its inaugural board. The Center supports research,
education, and professional initiatives.
Molleda paper to be
honored in Dresden;
Wagner joins Terhune,
Pisani on award list
"The Impact of the Socioeconomic
and Political Environments on Public
Relations in Mexico" by Universidad
Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid) Prof.
Angeles Moreno and Juan-Carlos
Molleda received Top Honors from
the Public Relations Division of the
It will be presented
at the ICA Confer-
ence in June in
Colombia, Mexico Molleda
and Venezuela: Balancing Public
Relations with Socioeconomic and
Political Environments in Transition"
by Molleda and Moreno will also be
presented at the conference, during
which Molleda will become
secretary of the ICA Public Relations
Sue Wagner, president of the
Gainesville Advertising Federation
(GAF), recently received the
American Advertising Federation's
Silver Medal Award, which honors
those who further industry standards
and contribute to the community.
Jim Terhune; Joe Pisani; Betty
Kerr, formerly of The Gainesville
Sun; Karen Woolfstead, WCJB-TV
program director; and Bill Evans of
Mega Book received the award in the
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ALUMNI OF DISTINCTION
College honors eclectic group
that includes singer, PhD grad
Matthew D. Bunker, PhD 1993, is the first doctoral
grad to be named an Alumnus of Distinction by the
College of Journalism and Communications. He joins
five others on this year's list: James Harper, ADV 1963,
who is also being named to a similar, university-wide
award; Guillermo I. Martinez, JM 1966; Jennifer
McMillin, PR 1988; Scott Sanders, ADV 1979; and
Johnny Tillotson, TEL 1959.
* Bunker, Reese Phifer Professor of Journalism at the
University of Alabama, is a preeminent First
Amendment scholar. The associate dean for graduate
studies at UAs College of Communications received the
Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished
Scholarship in Freedom of Expression for Critiquing
Free Speech: First Amendment Theory and the
Challenge oflnterdisciplinarity. The book was a finalist
for the Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Award for
research in journalism and mass communication.
* Harper senior vice president for business develop-
ment for Acordia, a Wells Fargo Banks insurance broker
age division is director of the UF Foundation and
member of the College's Board of Advocates. He owned
an insurance brokerage firm in Clearwater that Acordia
bought; was a partner in and senior vice
president of Rodgers & Cummings; and worked at
American Business Insurance Southeast and Merrill
Lynch. He has served as chair of the capital campaigns
for the Greater Clearwater Public Library and YMCA,
director of Morton Plant Health Services, and chair and
president of the Ruth Eckerd Performing Arts Center.
* A semi-retired syndicated columnist, Martinez, the first
Hispanic member of the editorial board of The Mi-
ami Herald, consults Hispanic news organizations in
Miami, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador. The
two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee was UPI bureau chief
in Puerto Rico, Argentina and Peru; and worked at
El Nuevo Herald, Univision, Miami's WLTV-Channel
33, CBS/Telenoticias Miami, and Organizacion
* McMillin is executive vice president and North
American director of special projects with Golin/Harris
International in Atlanta. Clients include Anheuser-
Busch, BellSouth and IBM. She has led nearly every
account in the agency. She developed a $2 million
national carpet-industry public-relations program in
conjunction with a $100 million advertising campaign,
and launched IBM educational software packages in
conjunction with the Children 's Television Workshop.
* Producer Sanders' latest project is the Broadway
musical version of The Color Purple. He has produced
more than 1,000 live shows and events. He received an
EMMY for his production of the HBO Special, Elaine
Stritch: At Liberty. He served as executive producer at
Radio City Music Hall for 15 years, working with such
entertainers as Liza Minelli, the Grateful Dead and
Madonna. At Mandalay Television, which he founded,
he executive produced six TV series, including ABC's
Cupid. He also produced presidential galas for Bill
Clinton and George Bush.
* Tillotson is a songwriter, singer and recording artist
who charted 26 hit recordings. More than 100 artists
have recorded his "It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin," one of
two songs for which he received Grammy Award
nominations. Billboard Magazine ranks him in the top
150 of all time. He wrote and recorded his first hit,
"Dreamy Eyes," while still a student in the College. He
is also known for "Poetry in Motion," "She Under-
stands Me" and "Heartaches by the Number," which
earned him his second Grammy nomination. He wrote
and performed the theme song for the 1965 ABC sitcom
"Gidget," starring Sally Field.
Writer Andy Katz,
who covers college
spoke with students
at Gannett Audito-
rium. He was in
town to report about
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GATORS ON FILM
'Negroes with Guns' gets its shot
The Documentary Institute's "Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black
Power," created by Sandra Dickson, Churchill Roberts, Cindy Hill and
Cara Pilson, has been firing up a storm lately.
The New York Times ran it on the front of its feature section. PBS broadcast
it nationally as part of its Independent Lens program. And the Organization of
American Historians gave it the 2006 Erik Barnouw Award for Outstanding
The Documentary Institute's "Negroes With Guns" tells the story of Rob Williams.
Online magazine takes off
Led by John Kaplan, 14 graduate and undergraduate students recently
completed the latest edition of Florida FlyIns online magazine. Thirteen
worked in Belize while one documented Hurricane Katrina's aftermath in
New Orleans. Check out www.internationaliournalism.com.
John Sutherland's mother Betty
Sutherland passed away Feb. 11 in
a San Antonio nursing home after
suffering for years from Alzheimer's
disease. She was 89.
Her hometown newspaper, the
Mathis News, honored her in 1980
for her volunteer work.
She is survived by her sons,
and nieces and nephews.
March 6-8: Telecommunication
Advisory Council Meeting
March 13-17: Spring Break
March 21: Spring Internship & Job
March 22: Spring Colloquium
March 23-24: Public Relations
Marc h 30-2: AAA Meeting
April 5: Annual Awards Banquet
April 26: Classes end
May 6: Commencement, 2 pm
May 11: Alumni Reception
May 16: Summer A begins
Del Galloway, PR 1981, MAMC
1983, gave $25,000 to establish the
C. Del Galloway Professional
Advancement Fund for Public
Relations; and Stacey Shaw, JM
1970, gave $20,000 to set up the Joy
Reese Shaw Graduate Assistantship/
Fellowship for Newspaper
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Kiousis kickin' it
It would be an understatement to say Spiro Kiousis has
been prolific lately.
The Public Relations Division of the International
Communication Association (ICA) accepted two of his
papers for its 2006 conference in Dresden:
* "Intercandidate Agenda-Setting in Presidential
Elections: Issue and Attribute Agendas in the 2004
Campaign," which he wrote with doctoral student Arlana Kiousis
* "Bridging Two Schools of Thought: Applications of Public Relations
Theory to Political Marketing," by Mid Sweden University Prof. Jesper
Str6mbick, Mike Mitrook and Kiousis.
ICA's Political Communication Division accepted "First- and Second-Level
Agenda Building and Agenda Setting: Terrorism, the President and the Media," by
Mitrook, doctoral student Trent Seltzer, Kiousis, doctoral student Cristina
Popescu, and Shields.
Kiousis teamed up with University of Colorado Prof.
Michael McDevitt on "Deliberative Learning: Civic
Development as Discursive Transformation," which will run
in Communication Education; and on "Priming the
Domestic Sphere: The Translation of School Influence into
Student, Parent, and Family Voting," which will appear in
American Behavioral Scientist.
Kiousis' solo "Exploring the Impact of Modality on
Perceptions of Credibility for Online News Stories" will
appear in Journalism Studies.
Mitrook Master's student Ben Danner and Mitrook's "Ethical
Discussion in Three U.S. Public Relations Trade Publications 1998-2004: A
Content Analysis" will be presented to the ICA Public Relations Division.
Raz6n y Palabra, the first Latin American peer-reviewed online journal of
communication studies, published "Public Relations in Mexico: economic, politic
and media contexts in a historical process of changes" by Juan-Carlos Molleda
and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid) Prof. Angeles Moreno.
Mass Communication & Society recently accepted Cory Armstrong's "Writing
about women: An examination of how content about women is determined in
newspapers," which she presented at the 2005 Midwest Association for Public
Opinion Research in Chicago.
AEJMC Southeast Regional Colloquium's law division recently accepted papers
by media law master's students Brian Profundi and Jonathan Mason: "A Survey
of the Public's Right of Access to Criminal Discovery Records in the States that
Comprise the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Federal Courts," and "Patriot II and Privacy: What
to Expect When Congress Reauthorizes the Patriot Act," respectively.
Bill Chamberlin, Popescu and Michael Weigold recently wrote a chapter -
"Merging Legal Research and the Practices of Social Science: Comparing State
Access Laws" for a textbook, Communication andLaw Multidisciplinary
Approaches to Research by Amy Reynolds and Brooke Barnett. Chamberlin
wrote the introduction to the chapter.
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