Penn State professor becomes College's
Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication
The College has
University Prof Clay
Calvert its new Joseph
L. Brechner Eminent
Scholar in Mass
starts in August.
In this role UF's
highest faculty level -
Calvert will teach
media law at the
graduate and under-
graduate level, direct
doctoral research and
College's media law
Calvert has worked
at Penn State since Clay Calvert joins the faculty in August.
1996, currently as the John & Ann Curley
Professor of First Amendment Studies. He's published several books
and more than 100 research articles in a variety of journals and law
reviews. He earned his bachelor's degree from Stanford University, juris
doctorate from the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law
and doctorate from Stanford.
Calvert won the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass
Communication's 2004 Krieghbaum Under-40 Award for Teaching,
Research and Public Service. A multiple winner of AEJMC's Top Faculty
Paper for the Law Division, he's appeared on NBC's "Today Show" and
CBS' "Saturday Early Show" and has been quoted by the Washington Post,
Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.
professor in the
University in the United Arab Emirates.
The college offers undergraduate
specializations in Film and Broadcast
Media, Magazine and Multi-Media
Journalism and Public Relations and
Roberts'goals include providing
leadership and guidance, gaining
ACEJMC accreditation and building the
Telecom alum screens her
documentary at Weimer
The Documentary Institute will host a
screening of "Zora Neale Hurston: Jump
at the Sun" Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. in Weimer
Kristy Andersen, TEL 1974, wrote
and produced the feature-length
documentary, which PBS broadcasted
last year as part of its American Masters
Andersen will attend the screening.
College of Journalism and Communications
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This is one of John Freeman's winning entries in the 2009 Photo Imaging
Education Association's contest.
Freeman, senior place in photo contest
John Freeman and photojournalism senior Chen Wang recently won
international awards in the 2009 Photo Imaging Education Association's
Of 6,080 entries from 1,334 entrants, 114 schools and 10 countries,
Freeman placed third in the Faculty division's Single Image competition,
and Wang won honorable mention in the College/University Single Image
Amy Jo Coffey's Audience Analysis students visit the Nielsen operational
headquarters in Oldsmar. From the left are Shivani Jaipershad, David Rountree,
Candace Holland, Mikael Chen, SeRin Zhang and Katie McAuliffe.
Three students receive
Alysia Powell Morton
nationwide as the
in its 13th annual
and MikeWeigold Weigold
nominated Arrazcaeta and Eidelstein. He
will travel with the students to the event.
Students place in
Two students from the College
recently placed in the Features category
of the Hearst Journalism Awards
Program's broadcast competition.
Alexandra Hill placed fifth in the
radio competition and received $600.
As a finalist, she will submit additional
tapes for a semi-final round. The top
five will compete in the program's
National Broadcast News
Championships in San Francisco.
Miles Doran placed eighth in the
television division and received $500.
The College received matching
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to receive 2009 Gold
"Somewhere Beyond," a short
film produced by James
Babanikos and shot by Tim
Sorel, will receive the Gold
Kahuna Award for Excellence in
Filmmaking at the 2009
Honolulu International Film
Festival in March.
The film festival, which
received hundreds of
submissions from 30 countries,
will take place March 6-8 in
GATORS ON FILM
receives $6.5K from state
The Governor's Office of Film and
Entertainment recently awarded the
Documentary Institute $6, 500 to cover
costs for visiting filmmakers, student
participation in the SilverDocs Film
Festival and the annual screening of
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Feb. 21: CLAST
Feb. 26-27: Telecommunication
Feb. 26 March 22: WUFT-TV/DT
March Membership Campaign
March 1: 20th Annual "A
Celebration of Wine," 1-4 p.m.
March 7-14: Spring Break
March 16: Deadline for
undergraduate students to apply
for College-awarded scholarships
March 26-27: Public Relations and
Journalism Advisory Councils
March 26-29: AAA 2009 Annual
March 26: College Job and
Internship Fair, Emerson Hall,
9 a.m. -5 p.m.
accepts Cleary paper
Johanna Cleary's "A Contract
for Success: Conflicting Attitudes
about Professional Development
among Producers and News
The Journal of Computer-Mediated
Communication has accepted Cory
Armstrong and Mindy McAdams'
"Blogs of Information: How Gender
Cues and Individual Motivations
Influence Perceptions of Credibility."
Norm Lewis' "A Dozen Best: Top
Books on Journalism and the Civil
Rights Era," will be published in
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