Nov. 13, 2006
Documentary Institute first-year student Kate Kennedy speaks with filmmaker Rob
Stewart after his recent talk about making the underwater documentary
"Sharkwater," which hits theaters in 2007.
Two new online guides are
changing the way the public relations
industry gathers information about
the United States and Venezuela.
These PR Landscapes provide
industry information about history,
culture, politics, law, business, media
and the economy.
"It was imperative that a large
country such as the United States and
an additional Latin American market
such as oil-rich Venezuela be properly
defined and described," Juan-Carlos
The guides are available at the
Global Alliance for Public Relations
and Communication Management
Web site, www.globalpr.org. The
Public Relations Society of America
(PRSSA) Foundation sponsored the
production of the PR Landscapes
under Molleda's coordination.
"The PR Landscapes represent a
significant collaboration between the
profession and academia
to provide a powerful resource for
understanding the development of
public relations throughout the
world," John Wright said.
Other major contributors to the
project include Jean Valin, 2003-
2005 chair of the Global Alliance;
John Paluszek, 2006 chair of PRSA
Commission on Public Relations
Education and senior counsel at
Ketchum Public Relations; Rosanna
Fiske, co-chair of the PRSA Global
Initiatives Committee and
representatives to the Global
Alliance; and Giselle L. de la
Moriniere, master's student and
primary author of the U.S. PR
The Friends of Classic 89 and
Nature Coast 90 campaign recently
raised $159,288.50, surpassing its
goal of $125,000.
"The real financial impact was
even greater than that, since we
have had many people who have
called in with pledges or sent
pledges via the Web site since the
conclusion of the campaign," Brent
Williams said. "This is by far the
most successful drive in the history
of our public radio stations."
For the fourth year in a row, a
student from the College has been
named a Murray Scholar.
Journalism senior John W. Cox
received the honor, along with
$5,000, this past weekend from the
Jim Murray Memorial Foundation.
The late Jim Murray helped found
Sports Illustrated and won a Pulitzer
Prize for his commentary.
packages for Orlando
NBC's WESH station in Orlando
recently broadcast telecommunica-
tion student Kenny Molestina's
package on the US Senate race.
Natalie Rodriguez is also
working on a package for the station.
College of Journalism and Communications
Letting the sun shine in
Bill Chamberlin recently served as moderator at the 2006 Society of
Professional Journalists (SPJ) Convention and National Journalism
Conference in Chicago. In "How Far Out of the Sunshine is Your State,"
he discussed the Freedom of Information Act and Florida's access laws,
Outside Emerson Hall, Bill Chamberlin looks at a brick honoring him by former
student Marco Randazza.
Molleda's class works
Juan-Carlos Molleda and
public relations seniors Natalie
Love and Nicole Rohrmann
visited companies and agencies in
Bogota, Colombia, in October.
They met Colombian President
Alvaro Uribe. Molleda's class is
working with Colombian School
of Hotel Administration and
Tourism faculty and students on
an international public relations
campaign for the Colombian
Julie Dodd, a board member
for Quill and Scroll International,
attended the organization's board
of trustees meeting at the
University of Iowa in October.
Quill and Scroll recognizes
outstanding high school
Juan-Carlos Molleda and two of his
students, Nicole Rohrmann and Natalie
Love, meet with Colombian President
The Alachua County Literacy
Network awarded Pat Hayden for
her outstanding contributions to
literacy in Alachua County.
Gainesville Mayor Pegeen
Hanrahan presented her the award
at the annual Family Literacy
Festival in October.
Hayden coordinates the annual
Reading Rainbow Young Writers'
and Illustrators' Contest for children
in kindergarten through third grade
in the WUFT viewing area.
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Erlbaum's Visual Communication
Quarterly, Volume. 13, Number 2
Janis Page's "Myth
and photography in
in its spring 2006
Studies will publish "Second Level
Agenda Setting and Political
Advertising: Investigating the transfer
of issue and
during the 2004
KIiousis J. Golan, PhD
Kiousis and Louisiana State
University's Misti L. McDaniel.
Entertainment Law Review, Volume
1.2 will publish Courtney Barclay's
"Shielded from the Feds: An Analysis
of Proposed Federal Shield Laws" in
The Brechner Center for Freedom
of Information held its 21st annual
Awards Celebration Nov. 13 at the
The center honored Paisley Dodd,
AP's London bureau chief, for her
series on prisoner abuse at the U.S.
military detention facility in
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has new assistant
Lisa Williams is the new office
assistant for the Department of Public
previously served as
a special projects
manager for Ricci
and as InVEST
for the Independent Williams
Insurance Agents &
Brokers of America (IIABA).
Renee Martin-Kratzer gave birth to
Zoe Elizabeth Nov. 6.
She thanks the College for the
The Provost announced that the
chair of the Dean Search Committee
for the College is Doug Jones,director
of the Florida Museum for Natural
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