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College of Journalism and Communications
Dean John Wright with Chicago NBC5's Kim Vatis, TEL 1994, and President
Bernie Machen last month. Wright went on a fundraising trip and spoke at the UF
Foundation Florida Tomorrow Kickoff Gala. Vatis and Machen attended the gala.
Dodd teaches teachers to teach
Julie Dodd recently trained retired high school
journalism teachers on how to serve as mentors to
new teachers. The Journalism Education Association
and the Newspaper Association of America
Foundation helped fund the training session, hosted
by the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate
S, iJulie Dodd
School of Journalism. Julie Dodd
Last month, Dodd presented "Your Syllabus and
the First Week of Class" at an orientation for UF's
450 new teaching assistants, sponsored by the
College's Graduate Division.
In June, Dodd and Judy Robinson teamed up to
teach "New Technology for High School Journalism
Educators," a graduate course in the School of
Journalism at Indiana University in Bloomington.
The course included instruction in digital photography, Judy Robinson
Photoshop, Soundslides, audio editing and Dreamweaver.
The Newspaper Association of America recently named Dodd to its
Youth Services Committee. She attended the strategic planning session at
the NAA Foundation in Reston, Va., last month.
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Margulis publish papers
Human Communication Research
published Rasha Kamhawi's
"Experimental Evidence of the
Knowledge Gap: Message Arousal,
Motivation and Time Delay" in its
October issue. Kamhawi co-wrote the
paper with Maria Elizabeth Grabe and
The October issue of the International
Public Relations Association's
frontlineonline published a trade article
by Juan-Carlos Molleda.
Mass Communication & Society
quarterly researchjournal recently
appointed Cory Armstrong to its
associate editor position, beginning with
Volume 12, Issue 1, in 2009. Armstrong
has served on the journal's editorial
board since 2007.
The summer 2008 edition of
Journalism & Mass Communication
Quarterly published Norm Lewis'
"Plagiarism Antecedents and Situational
Influences." The article details a 10-year
study of professional plagiarism,
revealing that newspapers have been
more willing to acknowledge the
practice and dismiss offenders.
The Internationalist Magazine trade
journal recently featured Freedom Forum
Prof Les Margulis' "Back to School:
An Ad Man Looks at Teaching" in its
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John Freeman led a group of students to Berlin again this summer. Pictured on the
steps of the Friedrichstadtpalast are (starting in the back row) Freeman, Michelle
Harris, Chen Wang, Hannah Bunning, Jennifer Keil, Caitlin Healy, Amy
Ustjanowski, Julianna Samper; front row, Megan Taylor, Robyn Wilson, Amelia
Harnish, Andrew Stanfill, Harrison Diamond, Jasmine Louma and Megan Miller.
Oct. 30-15: National Public Radio's
StoryCorps will be at the
Downtown Gainesville Public
Library from Oct. 30- Nov. 15.
Oct. 28-Nov 9: WUFT-WJUF-FM
Public Radio Fall Membership
Nov. 2: Daylight Saving Time ends
Nov. 11: Veterans Day
Nov. 27-28: Thanksgiving
Dec. 9: The Florida FlyIn
Exhibition, Reitz Union Gallery,
2nd floor JWRU, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 9: WUFT-TV/DT 50th
Anniversary Special Event
Dec. 10: Classes end
Dec. 11-12: Reading days
Dec. 10: Classes End
Dec. 13-19: Exams
Dec. 19: Advanced Degree
Commencement, 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 20: Commencement, 2:00 p.m.
Dec. 22: Grades Due
Dec. 25: Christmas
Dec. 25-1: Building Closed
Jan. 1: New Years' Day
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Sandra Dickson, Cara Pilson, Churchill Roberts, Cindy Hill and Gregory von
Hausch, president of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.
Film festival holds Documentary Institute Day
The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival recently hosted a
Documentary Institute Day, as part of its kickoff.
Sandra Dickson, Churchill Roberts, Cara Pilson and Cindy Hill
attended the event.
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Molleda VC of ICA's PR division
The International Communication Association (ICA)'s Public Relations Division recently elected Juan-Carlos
Molleda as its vice chairman. He will assume the duty at the conclusion of ICA's 2009 conference, held in Chicago.
He currently serves as the division's secretary.
Molleda recently spent time at the University of Oklahoma's Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass
Communication. He lectured faculty and graduate students on public relations research in Colombia, Mexico and
Venezuela. He also served as a guest speaker in two undergraduate classes.
This was his first time presenting the comparative research, which was featured in the most recent issue of
Journalism and Communication Monographs. Charles Self, 2007-2008 AEJMC president, will use the material when
a group of Latin American journalists visits OU, sponsored by the US Department of State.
College faculty participate in FSPA workshop
Judy Robinson, executive director of the Florida Scholastic Press Association, and Steve Lindgre, Buchholz High
School yearbook advisor, directed the FSPA District 2 Workshop at the College last month.
John Wright welcomed the participating media teachers and high school and middle school students. John
Freeman, Julie Dodd and Charles Harris taught sessions, as did Journalism and Communications Ambassadors,
ABC News on Campus correspondents and FSPA office students. Graduate student Glenn Rickards conducted tours
of the radio stations.
Students visit Rays
It might've been a good omen when
doctoral student Ted Geltner took his Sports
Writing class to the Tampa Bay Rays' spring
His students spent the day
.1 interviewing Rays coaches and players,
including outfielder Eric Hinske, while
interacting with the media at the Rays
Ted Geltner, Nick Batty, Chris Yazbec, Carly
Blustein (obscured by Eric Hinske), Josh
Nederveld (obscured by Hinske), Evan Drexler,
Shannon McCarthy, Ray Fitzgerald, and Vanessa
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This photo of a Komodo Dragon's eighth birthday by Daron Dean, JM 2004,
appeared in publications in Canada, England, Norway, Korea, the Dominican
Republic, Brazil and Colombia. He shot it at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.
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