July 3, 2006
The College recently named
Mike Foley the first Hugh
Cunningham Professor in
accomplishments and expertise as
a journalist are complemented by
his genuine concern that students
receive the highest possible quality
instruction," Interim Dean John
Wright said. "His high standards
and effectiveness in the classroom
make him the ideal recipient of the
first Hugh Cunningham
Professorship in Journalism
Hon senior associate dean
Linda Childers Hon became senior associate
dean July 1.
"Since joining the faculty in 1994, Prof. Hon has
established a distinguished record of teaching,
research and service," said John Wright, who
became interim dean the same day. "She exemplifies
the teacher/scholar role model that I believe is
essential in this important position of leadership in
Chance, Cho, Goodman,
Kiousis, Molleda promoted
President Bernie Machen recently approved the
promotion of Sandra Chance to professor and
Chang-Hoan Cho, J. Robyn Goodman, Spiro
Kiousis and Juan Carlos Molleda to associate
Alexander starts appointment
at UF Graduate School
Laurence Alexander started as interim associate
dean of the UF Graduate School July 1. His primary
responsibility is for the UF Office of Graduate
He also chairs the Graduate Curriculum Committee
and assists with all aspects of graduate studies, said
Kenneth Gerhardt, the school's interim dean.
Alexander likely will teach one course a year at the
College, he said.
Carr new I-Tech czar
The College recently promoted Rob Carr to director
of engineering and information technology.
The new position consolidates all of the College's
information technology functions with broadcast
engineering functions in WUFT-FM-TV, WUFT-DT and
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As usual, the College will have a strong presence at
the annual AEJMC Convention on
Aug. 2-5 in San Francisco.
The Public Relations
Department faculty and graduate
students' papers include:
"Issues and approaches to
teaching blog management in
public relations courses," by Ph.D.
Alumni Fellow Richard Waters
and Jennifer Robinson. Robinson
"Understanding influence on
corporate reputation: An examination of public relations
efforts, media coverage, public opinion, and financial
performance from an agenda-building and agenda-
setting perspective," by Spiro
Kiousis, doctoral student Cristina
Popescu and Michael Mitrook.
"The academy versus the pro-
fession: A comparative
analysis of ethical discussion in
public relations publications," by
Mitrook and Danner.
"Persuasion and ethics:
Towards a taxonomy of ends and
means," by Ben Danner, MAMC 2006,
"Talking to young voters: A content analysis on Web
sites of Get-Out-the-Vote organizations," by PhD
Alumni Fellow Monica Postelnicu and Kiousis.
"Uses and gratifications in the
Blogosphere: Identifying motives,
antecedents, and outcomes of
Weblog," by doctoral student Trent
Seltzer and Mitrook.
"Pioneers in the Blogosphere:
Profiling the early adopters of
Weblogs," by Byeng-Hee Chang
"Effects of entertainment
television program viewing on students' Choi
perceptions of public relations functions," by Youjin
"The effects of media celebrity endorsement on
blood donation: Meaning transfer and celebrity
identification," by Bumsub "Gabriel" Jin.
"The effects of Mr. and Mrs. Reeve on public health
and social issues: Celebrity
identification and parasocial
interaction," by Jin.
"Challenging the monolithic
view of ethnic minorities in
public relations' strategies:
Hispanic culture-frames of the
healthcare issue," by Belio
"Measuring the donor-non-
profit organization relationship: Martinez
The Impact of cultivation on donor
renewal," by Waters.
"UF will be highly visible as a leader in public
relations scholarship at the 2006
Convention," Kathleen Kelly
Also, "Effects of endorser
credibility and message
typicality on delayed attitude
change," by Joon Soo Lim,
Ph.D. 2006, won the Chaffee &
McLeod Top Student Paper
Award from the Communication
Theory and Methodology (CTM)
Sylvia Chan-Olmsted will present two papers:
"Branding television news in a multichannel
environment: An examination of network news brand
personality, antecedents, and
effects," by Chan-Olmsted and
doctoral student Jiyoung Cha.
"The development of mobile
television: Examining the
convergence of mobile and
broadcasting services in Korea,"
by doctoral student Sangwon Lee
Master's student Brian
Pafundi will present "Planting
the seeds of constitutional conflict: Chan-Olmsted
A look at the legal landscape concerning residential
power and the NSA's wiretapping program."
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New York Times
The New York Times
recently posted William
McKeen's "Serendipity," '
which first appeared in the '. -
St. Petersburg Times, on
its college Web site.
recently presented two
papers at the 7th World Sylvia Chan-Olmsted meets with Jaemin Jung in
Media Economics Beijing.
Conference in Beijing:
"Assessing the international video marketplace: A longitudinal
examination of the environmental factors affecting the export of U.S video
media goods," by Chan-Olmsted and doctoral student Goro Oba.
"Video strategy of transnational media corporations: A recourse-based
view examination of global alliances and patterns," by Oba and
The Fourth International Humanities Conference, The University of
Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia, recently accepted Linda Conway Correll's "I get
it! Bringing global English and creative diversity together."
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator recently accepted
Johanna Cleary's "From the classroom to the newsroom: professional
development in broadcast journalism."
Terry Hynes wrote: Thank you to
all the faculty and staff of the
College for making the past 12 years
a productive and rewarding
experience for me. I am proud to
have worked with you to build on the
excellent foundation created by
faculty and staff who preceded us.
You are talented and incredibly
dedicated. You make this a great
place for students to learn and for us
to reach out to stakeholders
regionally and nationally. I look
forward to seeing you continue to
thrive in the years ahead.
Very best wishes,
The new College of
Communication, Fine Arts, and
Media at the University of
Nebraska recently named Gail
Baker as dean.
In her last job at UF, Gail served
as special assistant to President
Hynes dean emerita
Effective July 1, Terry Hynes is
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Kimberly Zarkin, PhD 1998, and
the dedication to
their book, The
Front Line in the
Culture and Chamberlin
Regulation Wars (Greenwood Press).
"We have both been blessed with
wonderful teachers throughout our
educations," they wrote, "but there are
two special ones to whom we wish to
dedicate this volume."
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Danny Ghitis, JM 2006, placed
second in the May shootout of the
Hearst Photoj journalism
Championship in San Francisco. He
Online SPJ finalists
The staffs of News5 and the
Independent Florida Alligator Online
were national finalists in the Society for
Professional Journalists' Best
Television Newscast and Best All-
Around Online Student Newspaper
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Back row: Tim Hussin, Beth Romanik, Crystal Smith, Kristin Nichols, John Freeman,
Jenna Hodgkiss, Jessica Ducey, Jeremiah Wilson, Laura Fay, and Andrew Celauro.
Front row: Sara Rubin, Krissy Abdullah, Jarrett Baker, Lyndsey Bechtel, Julie Anne
McAdams, and Anjali Kundra.
Another brick in Freeman's wall
John Freeman recently took a group of students to photograph and write
about Berlin. It was the program's second summer in the German capital.
Tzong-horng Dzwo, PhD 1998, wears
one of the T-shirts Jody Hedge sent
him. He teaches at the Department of
Communication Management at
Nan-hua University in Taiwan.
Aug. 11: Summer classes end
Aug. 23: Fall classes begin
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The Accrediting Council on
Education in Journalism and Mass
Communications (AEJMC) recently
voted to reaccredit the College's
undergraduate and professional
master's programs for another six
This completes the accrediting
process for this cycle," Terry Hynes
said. "Thanks to all of you who
contributed to the College's
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