Vol. 40, No. 5
College of Journalism
Juan-Carlos Molleda speaks at the Latin
College co-hosts Latin American Conference
The College and the Center for Latin American Studies recently
hosted the 57' Annual Latin American Conference, featuring a panel
on the College's research and theory.
Belio Martinez, Mary Ann Ferguson, Michael Leslie and
Cynthia Morton served on the panel. Juan-Carlos Molleda,
Marilyn Roberts and the center's director, Carmen Diana Deere,
served as chairs. John Wright also spoke at "Unifing for Solutions."
Two hundred people attended the conference, and 367 people,
mostly in the U.S., Brazil and Colombia, watched a live Webcast.
"Uniting for Solutions" provided faculty, students and other
attendees insight into how and why government institutions, private
enterprises, non-profit organizations and communities partner in Latin
America. They came together to "tackle problems facing
communities," Molleda said.
During the seven sessions, attendees viewed case studies and best
practices presented by such organizations as the United Nations, the
International Advertising Association, Latin American foundations and
global public relations agencies.
The conference showed "how strategic communication facilitates
the development of the partnerships," Molleda said.
Dodd helps develop
for high schools
attended the New
this month in San
Dodd is the
co-chair of the
Association's Mentoring Program.
The three-year, $200,000 program is
developing a national mentoring
program for high school journalism
teachers and publication advisers.
It's only natural
named WUFT's TV
the Wild Things
Live" the finest
nature program in its
The National Association of
Television Programming Executives
awarded Amy Jo Coffey a 2008
Faculty Fellowship to the annual
convention, held last month in Las
Student shoots AP
Florida Photo of the Year
The Associated Press named
photojournalism student Andrew
Stanfill's "Don't Tase Me, Bro!"
Florida Photo of the Year. It ran in The
Independent Florida Alligator and in
newspapers around the world.
Photojournalism students Luanne
Dietz and Jarrett Baker placed
seventh and eighth, respectively, in the
Hearst Intercollegiate Photojournalism
Competition in the news/sports
category, winning $500 each, with a
match for the Department of
Photojournalism senior Tim Hussin
captured an honorable mention award
in the 2008 Photo Imaging Education
Association's annual international
contest with "Jumping for Joy." The
photo was one of 17 winners among
1,543 entrants in the category.
Hussin shot the photo while on an
internship in Monroe, Mich., last year.
Telecommunication student Miles
Doran contributed audio and photos to
the New York Times Web site section
on Florida's Jan. 29 primary election.
He also reported on the primary and
the property tax referendum on the
"Jim Bohannon Show" that night on
Westwood One, which is carried by
WRUF AM 850. Doran has placed
fifth in the Hearst radio features
category and will soon submit stories
for the next round of competition.
Students from Ted Spiker's fall
class, Health and Fitness Writing,
reported and wrote a package of
stories about sports injuries for the
Men Health magazine Web site.
Contributors included: Shelby
Etheridge, Garrett Brown, Katie
Hendrick, Naomi Piercey, Tracy
Loope, Katherine Franklin, Alex
Zuffoletti, Lilly Cardenas, Holli
Horton, LeighAnne Campbell,
Jessie Coleman, Kelly Sereikas,
Andrea Williamson, Adam
Bornstein, Brittany Rajchel, David
Hackett, Mike Jayne and Lindsey
Luanne Dietz captured seventh
place in the news and sports round of
the Hearst Intercollegiate
winning $500 with matching awards
for the Department of Journalism. Her
entries were from The Independent
Florida Alligator assignments.
Jarrett Baker, JM 2008, won
eighth place in this round of the
competition, also winning $500. His
submissions appeared in The
Gainesville Sun and The Florida
Times-Union in Jacksonville.
Celebration of Wine
WUFT/WJUF-FM held the 19th
annual Celebration of Wine this past
weekend in the Reitz Union Grand
The benefit tasting and auction for
public radio featured 300 wines for
tasting, food from The Wine &
Cheese Gallery, desserts from
Mildred's Big City Food and coffee
from Classic Fare Catering.
Mark Schwed, TEL 1976, was
found dead in his apartment earlier
this month by a co-worker. He was
Schwed, a feature writer for The
Palm Beach Post, is survived by
his mother, Joan Schwed; sisters
Paula and Laura; and brothers
Craig, Stephen and Lloyd. A
Mass will be held at 9 a.m.
Saturday at St. Paul of the Cross
Catholic Church in North Palm
Beth Youngren, TEL 1990, died
Feb. 1 at her home in Gainesville.
Youngren worked at TV-20 and
is survived by her husband Dan and
two children, ages 9 and 5.
Services were held Feb. 6 at the
Unitarian Universalist Church in
Photo journalism senior Tim Hussin "Jumping for Joy" won honorable mention at an
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Looking back at the news
"Tainting of the
Stream of Pure
Criticism of the
During the Norman
Hapgood years, Rodgers
of the Global
recently won top
paper at the Pacific
The Journal of
and Strategy for
and Media recently
accepted Lee and
Justin Brown's Chan-Olmsted
"Examining Broadband Adoption
Factors: An Empirical Analysis between
The International Journal on Media
Management recently accepted a paper by
Lee, Sylvia Chan-Olmsted and Hsiao-
Hui Ho, "Growth of Mobile Virtual
Network Operators: Strategy and Success
Janis Teruggi Page will present "U.S.
Presidential Campaign 2008: A Fantasy
Theme Analysis of Visual Stories Spun
on the Web" at the International
Communication Association's annual
conference in Montreal this spring.
She co-wrote it with Margaret
Duffy of the Missouri School of
Fitzgerald Teruggi Page
about the movie "No Country for
Public Relations doctoral
student Bumsub Jin's "The Roles of
Theory of Planned Behavior, Social
Capital, and Collective Efficacy: An
Application to Sexual Violence" was
accepted for presentation at the
Association conference in Montreal.
He co-wrote it with Soyoon Kim of
Hanyang University in South Korea.
Jin's "The impact of Korean
Television Drama Viewership on the
Social Perceptions of Single Life
and Having Fewer Children in
Married Life" also was accepted for
presentation at the conference. He
co-wrote it with Seongjung Jeong
of Dong-Ah Institute of Media and
Arts in South Korea.
Jin and Kim's "The Impact of
Social Capital and Collective
Efficacy on a Public Health Issue:
Collective Efficacy as a Mediating
Role" will be presented at the
International Academy of Business
Disciplines conference in Houston.
Jin's "Do Corporate Public
Relations and Citizenship
Contribute to Community-Building?
Enhancing Trust as a Resource of
Social Capital" will be presented at
the International Public Relations
Research Conference in Miami.
Master student Moonhee Cho
and Jin will present "How Korean
Newspapers and Television News
Programs Cover Blood Donation:
A Quantitative and Qualitative
Analysis of Facilitators and
Barriers" at the Association for
Education in Journalism and Mass
Feb. 21-22: Advertising Advisory
Feb. 27-Mar. 23: WUFT-TV/DT
March Membership Campaign
Mar. 5: Journalism Advisory
Mar. 8-15: Spring Break
Mar. 27-28: Telecommunication
Mar. 27-30: AAA 2008 Annual
Apr. 3-4: Public Relations
Apr. 9: Annual Awards Banquet,
Emerson Hall, President's Room,
Reception, 6 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m.
Apr. 16-17: WUFT/WJUF-FM
Spring Membership Campaign
Apr. 16-19: Broadcast Education
Apr. 17-19: FSPA Convention,
Apr. 23: Classes end
Apr. 24-25: Reading days
Apr.26-May 2: Final exams
May 2: Documentary Institute
annual screening, Reitz Union
May 3: Advanced Degree
Ceremony, 9 a.m., O'Dome
May 4: Commencement, 2 p.m.,
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Rick Katz, JM 1968, TEL 1969, with
John Wright at the UF Foundation
Florida Tomorrow Campaign
fundraising event in Miami (above).
Katz is the owner and operator of
communikatz public relations agency
Chris Mobley, JM 1983, with Wright
at the event. Mobley is president and
publisher of the Daily Business Review
Dave Carlson and Sharyl Thompson Attkisson, TEL 1982, of CBS News. Carlson and
Wright visited CBS in Washington, D.C.
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