Vol. 39, No. 12 College of Journalism and Communications
June 25, 2007
from around the world
John Kaplan delivered the
keynote address last month on
"Education and Global
Communication" at the International
Presidents Forum in Seoul, Korea.
He spoke to 25 university presidents
and vice presidents from 11 nations.
As part of the event, Kaplan
premiered his exhibition of 45
photographs, "Photo Vision," at the
Sangmyung University Gallery.
Laforis Knowles helps UF Distinguished Alumnus Peter Barr Sr. to prepare for the
commencement ceremony last month.
NOT TAKEN FOR GRANTED
College receives $275K State Department grant
The State Department's Study of the United States
Branch recently awarded its first grant for international
journalism and media faculty education to the College. ..
The College used the $275,000 grant to fund the
newly created Study of the U.S.
Institute on Journalism and
Media, a six-week program that
started earlier this month.
As part of "New Freedoms in
Media: Teaching the Digital Kent
Journalism of Tomorrow," 18
journalism educators from
around the world are spending
four weeks in Gainesville, a i
Chan-Olmsted week in South Florida and a
week in Washington, D.C., and New York.
Sylvia Chan-Olmsted is the grant's principal
investigator and Kurt Kent and Lauren Hertel are the
John Kaplan and his daughter, arina,
in Seoul, Korea.
hires staff member
Sarah Lee recently joined the
Division of Graduate Studies. She
works with graduate recruiters and
incoming students in all aspects of
the admissions process.
Kim Holloway is now
responsible for processing graduate
student appointment forms, travel
and other fiscal matters.
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Cindy Hill, David Carlson and Churchill Roberts attend the May screening of the
Documentary Institute's thesis projects at the Reitz Union.
Breaking barriers, donating blood
William McKeen's "American Idol: When
of race and class in
1956, he empowered a
generation to defy
authority" graced the
History magazine's May
issue. The story
commemorates the 30th
anniversary of Presley's
Doctoral student and
U F Alumni Fellow
Bumsub Gabriel Jin
will present "The
Segmentation of Target
Audience for Effective
Blood Donation Campaigns: Comparison of Donors and Non-Donors" to
the American Public Health Association in Washington, D.C.
WUFT/WJUF-FM broke its record
with its Spring Membership Campaign,
raising $140,184, 40 percent more than
the $100,000 pledge goal.
"Gardening in a Minute," UF
Extension's newest radio program,
recently racked up five national awards.
The radio program and its companion
Web site received recognition from the
American Society for Horticultural
Science, the Turf and Ornamental
Communicators Association, the
National Association for County
Agricultural Agents, and the
Association for Communication
Excellence in Agriculture, Natural
Resources, and Life and Human
The program airs weekdays between
2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and at 6:18 p.m. on
Classic 89 and Nature Coast 90.
Eyun-Jung Ki, PhD 2006, and
Hyoungkoo Khang, PhD 2005, recently
were married in Seoul, Korea.
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College captures third place nationally
The College ranked third overall in the recent 47th annual Hearst competition.
At the Hearst Journalism Awards in San Francisco earlier this summer, John
Freeman collected three medallions on behalf of the College: second place in
photojournalism, fifth in radio and TV news and third overall.
Photojournalism student Morgan Petroski joined five other students from
around the country in the annual Hearst shootout. The recent grad is interning at
The Gainesville Sun.
Morgan Petroski and John Freeman in San Francisco.
Two recent graduates
from the College's
pitched their thesis films to
Discovery, PBS and
National Geographic at the
film festival in Maryland
earlier this month. Sarah Zaman, MAMC 2007, hands a DVD of her thesis
Sarah Zaman, MAMC film, Bismillah or In the Name ofAllah, to PBS
2007, co-director of producer Yance Ford.
Bismillah or In the Name ofAllah, grabbed the attention of PBS producer Yance
Ford. The film, co-directed by Jolene Pinder, MAMC 2007, follows a Muslim
Girl Scout leader who runs for county commissioner in Minnesota. Ford
requested a copy of the film.
Zaman's classmate Tre Whitlow, MAMC 2007, received encouraging words
from the panel after pitching Black to Our Roots, co-directed by Jacqueline
Olive, MAMC 2007. The film chronicles a group of urban teens from Atlanta
on their journey to West Africa to learn more about their ancestry.
Whitlow elicited notice from another PBS exec sitting in the audience.
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June 29: Summer B registration
July 2: Summer B begins
July 4: Independence Day
Aug. 10: Summer B/C ends
Aug. 11: Summer Commencement
Aug. 15: Departmental Graduate
Aug. 15-17: Graduate School
Aug. 20: College "Kick-off' Faculty
and Departmental meetings
Aug. 21: College New Faculty
Aug. 23: Fall classes begin
Aug. 23-29: Drop/Add
Sept. 3: Labor Day
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Students, staff harvest SPJ awards
This year's National Society of Professional
Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards recognized
the College's students, staff and alumni.
* National winner, Jordan Wall, Television Sports
Photography: "Gators Make BCS Championship
* National winners, Luanne Dietz, Tim Hussin,
Jeremiah Wilson and Celia Tobin, Breaking News
Photography: "A Killer's End: Danny Rolling's
Execution in Pictures."
* National finalists, Natalie Caula and Megan
Albright, Television In-Depth Reporting: "Danny
* National finalist, Alexander Koyler, Photo
Illustration: "Competitive Eating."
* National finalists, WUFT Staff, Television
Newscast: "WUFT News."
* Former WUFT News Director G. Stuart Smith
and videographer Dennis Gaston placed third in the
Television Documentary category for the WUFT-TV
documentary Heritage or Hate?
* WUFT-FM's Claudia Hickey, Bill Beckett and
Donna Green-Townsend placed third in the Radio
Documentary category for The Long Road: From
Poverty to Prosperity.
Student named Top 10
journalist, wins $10K
The Scripps Howard Foundation
selected journalism senior John Cox
as one of the Top 10 Student
Journalists in the 2007 competition.
Cox receives $10,000 for his
outstanding academic achievement, Cox
impressive portfolio and essay
Workshop invites students, alumni
This fall's Eddie Adams Workshop invited students
Jarrett Baker, Kristin Nichols and recent grads
Claudia Katz and Andrea Morales.
During the four-day program, the students will
meet with some of the industry's top professionals.
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