Vol. 39, No. 11 College of Journalism and Communications
May 4, 2007
ESPN'S Erin Andrews and John Wright.
Andrews sheds light on ESPN job
ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, TEL 2000, spoke at the College earlier
She highlighted the perks and drawbacks of the business, saying that
while attending major sports events like the Final Four can be exciting,
missing holidays, weddings and living out of a suitcase make the job
SPs Frakes visits College
Sports Illustrated photographer Bill Frakes spoke at the
College earlier this month.
He has worked in more than 75 countries for numerous
advertising and editorial clients, and his photography has
garnered dozens of national and international awards,
including a Pulitzer Prize for The Miami Herald staff's
coverage of Hurricane Andrew in 1991.
Apple sponsored the visit, which was hosted by the UF
chapter of the National Press Photographers Association. Freeman
John Freeman is the chapter's adviser.
GATORS ON FILM
Students Show Films
The Documentary Institute will
hold its Eighth Annual Student
Documentary Screening Friday, in
the Reitz Union's second floor
auditorium. Screenings will begin at
5:30 p.m. and end at 10:30 p.m.; a
brief intermission is at 8 p.m.
up and running
The College established a Faculty
Senate earlier this semester. The
elected senators are:
Advertising: Cynthia Morton,
Journalism: Dave Carlson, Julie
Public Relations: Mary Ann
Ferguson (vice chair), Juan Carlos
Cleary, Bridget Grogan
Non-affiliated faculty: Henri Pensis
MORE THAN AN OPINION
UF's Bob Graham Center for
Public Service recently awarded
a $1,500 course-
grant to retool
prepare a new Armstrong
syllabus this summer and fall and
offer the course within three
semesters. It will likely be open to
journalism students and those
pursuing a Certificate for Public
Leadership in the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences.
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Documentary Institute screens
latest project at Lincoln Center
The Documentary Institute will hold a reception and screening for
Angel ofAhlem May 17 at the Walter Reade Theatre at the Lincoln Center.
The 7 p.m. screening will follow a 6 p.m. reception.
Churchill Roberts, Sandra Dickson, Cindy Hill and Cara Pilson
made the documentary, which features World War II veteran Vernon Tott,
who searches for Holocaust survivors he photographed 60 years earlier.
Bragg addresses SPJ in Gainesville
The Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 recently held its
conference in Gainesville.
Speakers included Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Rick Bragg.
Dodd have their say
on key issues
Sandra Chance recently spoke at
the Florida Public
impact of Chance
communications law developments in
the practice of public relations.
BBC Mundo recently interviewed
Juan-Carlos Molleda about political
and social changes
in Venezuela in
the past five years.
It also included
excerpts of his
interview in a
show about the
of the coup
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Julie Dodd recently led a discussion
ofj ournalism educators from 26
advisers for high
school and middle
held at the Dodd
Journalism Education Association
Convention in Denver, focused on the
need for new teachers due to increased
retirements and increased student
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College second nationally
The College recently placed second overall in Hearst's intercollegiate
With all three rounds of judging completed, the College again placed second
nationally in the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition and won a $5,000
Morgan Petroski placed second in the Picture Story round with a project
about mothers raising their children in an Ecuador prison. She won a $1,500
scholarship and is one of 12 national semi-finalists who will submit portfolios
for the national shoot-out in San Francisco.
The top six will be invited to take part in the championship from June 5-10.
Celia Tobin placed eighth in the competition with a story about a homeless
pregnant woman in Gainesville. She won $500.
John Freeman coordinated the entries for the Feature/Portrait and News/
Sports rounds, and John Kaplan coordinated the entries for the Picture Story
The rest of this year's photojournalism winners are Jarrett Baker (twice),
Tricia Coyne and Tim Hussin.
The College also placed fifth overall in broadcast news.
Morgan Petroski included this picture of Betty Padilla looking at her also-imprisoned
husband, Leo, in Ecuador in her Hearst submission, which placed second.
Lee, Cho win
Doctoral student Hyung-Seok
Lee and Chang-Hoan Cho
received the top
paper award at
Scale development and
Media History Monographs
recently accepted Ronald Rodgers'
"The Problems of Journalism: An
Annotated Bibliography of Press
Criticism in Editor & Publisher,
Journalism & Communication
Monographs recently accepted
Juan-Carlos Molleda and Angeles
Fernandez' "Balancing Public
Relations with Socioeconomic and
Political Environments in
Contextualized Research in
Colombia, Mexico, and
Venezuela." Fernandez teaches at
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in
ASJMC Insights recently
accepted Julie Dodd's "Secondary
schools: Students, Teachers Face
Uphill Battle" for its scholastic-
journalism themed spring issue.
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SPJ Region 3 contest
The College won more awards in
the Society of Professional
Journalists 2006 Region 3 Mark of
Excellence contest than any school
in the Southeast.
Breaking News Reporting: Third
place, Dominick Tao, "Danny
General News Reporting: First
place, Dominick Tao, "Student
Survives Truck Accident"
In-Depth Reporting: Third place,
Drew Harwell, "The Long &
Feature Writing: First place, Drew
Harwell, "A Killer is Born"
Sports Writing: Third place,
Nicholas Zaccardi, "Return of the
Best All-Around Daily Newspaper
(published at least four times a
week): Second place, staff,
The Independent Florida Alligator
Magazine Non-Fiction Article:
Third place, Matt Sanchez,
Breaking News Photography: First
place, Luanne Dietz, Tim Hussin,
Jeremiah Wilson and Celia Tobin,
"A Killer's End: Danny Rolling's
Execution in Pictures"
Photo Illustration: First place,
Alexander Koyler, "The
Bottomless (Brad) Pit"
Radio Feature: Third place, Adam
Mertz, "Male Fashion Designer"
Radio In-Depth Reporting: First
place, WRUF staff, "Rolling
Radio Sports Reporting: First
place, Dave Behr, "Sports Fitness"
Television Breaking News
Reporting: First place, Megan
Albright, "Danny Rolling's First
Television Feature: Third place,
Alex Butler, "A Life of Ballet"
Television In-Depth Reporting:
First place, Natalie Caula and
Megan Albright, "Danny Rolling
Television In-Depth Reporting:
Third place, Ansley Dreadin, Bigad
Shaban and Colleen Chen,
"Spotlight on Cancer"
Television News Photography:
First place, Ashlee Cuza and Sarah
Gersh, "Bald Eagles"
Television Feature Photography:
Second place, Natalie Caula,
Television Sports Photography:
First place, Jordan Wall, "Gators
make BCS Championship Game"
Television Newscast: First place,
WUFT News staff, "WUFT News"
First-place regional winners will
advance to the national round of
judging. Winners will be announced
College makes strong
showing at National
The following students recently
won grand prizes at the National
Broadcasting Society competition in
Video News Package: Jason
Dunning, "Tropical Storm Alberto"
Video Magazine Program: Ansley
Dreadin, "Spotlight on Cancer"
Video News Segment: Natalie
Caula, "Danny Rolling Execution"
Baker finalist for College
Journalist of the Year
The Society of Professional
Journalists recently named Jarrett
Baker a finalist for College
Journalist of the Year at its 2007
Sunshine State Awards.
The awards ceremony will be May
19 at the Hilton Deerfield Beach/
Baker, chapter president of the
National Press Photographers
Association, recently won first place
in the sports picture story category at
the Southern Short Course photo
competition, judged in Chattanooga,
He shot his story about a legless
wrestler during a recent internship at
the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Far East tour
The Scripps Howard Foundation
recently awarded a 13-day journalism
study trip to sophomore Drew
Harwell and eight others who won
the Roy W. Howard National
Collegiate Reporting Competition.
Travel to Japan and South Korea
begins June 9 and ends June 22 with
an awards luncheon in Chicago.
Mitrook received an
Mention in the
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Amy Jo Coffey recently presented
Valuation for U.S.
study at the
Education Association Coffey
in Las Vegas.
It was part of the NAB Grants
TAKING A CHANCE
AP quotes Brechner
The AP quoted Sandra Chance in a
March article about Gov. Charlie
Crist's support for Florida's Sunshine
Chance attended the American
Society of Newspaper Editors' First
Amendment Summit in Washington,
D.C., earlier this year, and moderated
the Levin College of Law's Law
Review 2006 Fall Symposium.
campaign breaks record
WUFT-FM's spring membership
campaign raised an unofficial total of
$133,542 more than the station has
ever raised in the spring, Henri Pensis
Caula interim assistant
Natalie Caula will serve as
assistant news director through
Students learn by doing
The College recently brought in a
professional coach from Talent
Dynamics to work with student anchors.
WUFT-TV recently selected its
summer WUFT News at 5:30 anchors:
News: Emily Turner and Mark
Sports: Ryan Hanson (Summer A),
Matt Binkley (Summer B)
Weather: Liz Nunez
Kelly McCleary and Monica
Alvarez recently followed the Gator
basketball team through the NCAA
tournament with laptop newsgathering
Gale joins staff
Susan Gale recently became senior
secretary. She previously served as a
substitute teacher for P.K. Yonge and
worked on time-limited grants as a
program assistant in epidemiology
and health policy research.
Student, alumni win
The national Academy of
Television Arts & Sciences
Foundation recently awarded
"College Emmys" to a student and
Ansley Dreadin won first place in
the College Television Awards'
Magazine Show category for her role
as producer of Spotlight on Cancer.
Isaac Brown and Eric Flagg, 2006
Documentary Institute graduates, won
second place in the Documentary
Division for their thesis film, Gimme
The academy presented the awards
in Culver City, Calif, where it also
showed excerpts from the award-
April 28-30: Final Exams
May 5, 2:00 p.m.: Commencement
May 14: Summer A begins
May 31 June 2: AAA 2007 Asia-
Pacific Conference, Seoul, Korea
July 1: Summer B begins
Aug. 15: Summer C ends
Aug. 23: Fall classes begin
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