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Journalism and Communications


In this award-winning photo, John Kaplan raises his cap to his Florida FlyIns
students on the first day of class. He had just told them of his diagnosis of
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Kaplan wins international award for
his cancer-fight photo in FlyIns class
The international Moments of Intimacy, Laughter and Kinship (MILK)
photography competition recently named John Kaplan one of 150
winners. It received 30,500 entries from 112 countries. Kaplan also won
an award in the 1999 MILK competition.
The winning photo, which Kaplan shot using an infrared remote
control, was taken in Weimer Hall on the first day of the Florida FlyIns
class in the fall semester. He had just told his students about his
diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Kaplan is now in full remission.

Forty-eight vote yes
All 48 faculty members who voted on the College's new constitution
voted yes.
The Constitution Committee members were Robyn Goodman, chair,
Cory Armstrong, Mindy McAdams, Charles Harris, Linda Hon, Janis
Page and Justin Brown.

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College finishes second,
fifth in competitions
The College recently finished second
in the nation in the William Randolph
Hearst Foundation's photo contest,
earning $5,000. Casey Lawson, JM
2008, tied for 11th place and
photojournalism senior Jason Henry
came in 13th. Both entered work from
the Florida FlyIns course.
junior Miles Doran
won first place out of
51 entries in the TV
News category. He'll
receive a $2,000
scholarship and a
chance to submit
additional entries for the Doran
National Broadcast News
Championships. His entry included a
Florida FlyIns piece on malnutrition in
Guatemala. Overall, the College placed
fifth in the nation.
Team receives
honorable mention
The College's Bateman team recently
received one of 15 national honorable
mention awards for the 2008-2009
Bateman National Case Study
Seventy-seven universities participated
in the contest.

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Mike Foley, Paul Tash, host Kathy Fountain and Denise Palmer on the set of
Your Turn.
Former St. Pete Times executive editor
discusses future of newspapers on TV
Mike Foley recently appeared on Tampa Bay FOX affiliate WTVT's
Your Turn, a program in which a panel of experts holds a discussion on
a daily topic. Foley appeared on the program with Paul Tash, editor and
CEO of the St. Petersburg Times, and Denise Palmer, publisher of The
Tampa Tribune, to discuss the future of newspapers. It aired April 3.

Leslie speaks in
Michael Leslie recently
gave a series of lectures on
"The Obama Phenomenon:
Contributions of the Civil
Rights Movement, Journalism
and American Society," in
Portuguese, for the U.S. State
The series, which Leslie
presented in various cities in
Mozambique and Angola, Michael Leslie with students in Beira,
attracted more than 2,000 Mozambique.
students, journalists and government officials from major universities,
professional groups and civic organizations. It received wide coverage
in the print and broadcast media.

Rodgers, Cleary publish
Ron Rodgers' "Goodness Isn't News:
The Sheldon Edition and the National
Conversation Defining Journalism's
Responsibility to Society," appeared in
Journalism History's Winter 2009
The Fall 2008 edition of American
Journalism featured Rodgers' "Collier's
Criticism of the Newspaper Press During
the Norman Hapgood Years, 1902-1913."
The International Journal on Media
Management recently accepted Johanna
Cleary's "Staking A Claim for Social
Responsibility: An Argument for the Dual
Responsibility Model." She co-authored the
paper with Terry Adams-Bloom of the
University of Miami.
Public Relations Journal is running "Two
Sides to Every Story: Using Coorientation
to Measure Direct and Meta-Perspectives of
Both Parties in Organization-Public
Relationships" by Trent Seltzer and Mike
Journal of Sports Media is running "The
Role of Expert Opinion in Framing Media
Coverage of the Heisman Trophy Race" by
Mitrook and Seltzer.
Sorel wins awards
for short documentary
Tim Sorel recently
won two awards for his
short documentary about
literacy issues in
Alachua County. The
"Reading Safari" won a
Gold AVA Award from
the Association of
Marketing Professionals Sorel
and a Davey Award from the
International Academy of the Visual Arts.
Sorel chronicled third grade
children in the county's Extended Day
Enrichment Program (EDEP) at Lake Forest
Elementary School.

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Documentary Institute
alumni win Student Emmy
Christopher Brannan, MAMC 2008, and David
Randag, MAMC 2008 recently won the Documentary
category at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Foundation's 30th College Television Awards, also known
as the Student Emmy, for their documentary film, Standard
This is the second consecutive year a Documentary
Institute thesis film has won the top honor.
WUFT-TV scores nods in AP contest
The Florida Associated Press Broadcasters contest
recently named 15 WUFT-TV pieces as winners, including
all six entries submitted to the Pro TV contest. Students
beat out WMBB, WCTV and WJHG The winners are:
AP Pro TV Contest:
First Place, Spot News: Tropical Storm Fay, Miles Doran,
Patrick Fleming
First Place, Short Light Feature: Underwear Dash, Doran,
Fleming, Robert Bradfield
Second Place, Short Hard News Feature: Sand Wars,
Kristin Giannas, Fleming
First Place, Long Hard News Feature: Hope ofLife, Doran,
Rikki Klaus
First Place, Public Affairs: Challenging Childhood, Erica
First Place, Individual Achievement: Doran
AP College Contest:
First Place, Spot News: Tropical Storm Fay, Doran,
Second Place, Spot News: School Bus Crash, Kristin
First Place, Spot News Video: Tropical Storm Fay, Fleming
Second Place, Photo Essay: Medieval Faire, Fleming
First Place, Sports Feature: Soccer Takes Heart, Merissa
First Place, Long Hard TV News Feature: Hope ofLife,
Doran, Klaus
First Place, Short Hard TV News Feature: Autism, Lauren
First Place, Short Light TV Feature: Ashes, Doran
Second Place, Short Light TV Feature: Mr. 2-Bits,
Students win
numerous SPJ Awards
The College took home awards at the Society of
Professional Journalists (SPJ) Region 3 Mark of

Excellence Awards competition earlier this month.
The winners are:
Third Place, In-Depth Reporting: City Beneath The
Radar, Hailey Mac Arthur
Third Place, Radio News Reporting: Tropical Storm
Fay, Miles Doran
First Place, Radio Sports Reporting: Olympic
Legends, Brittny Krause
First Place, Television Breaking News Reporting:
Tropical Storm Fay, Doran, Patrick Fleming
Second Place, Television General News Reporting:
Sand Wars, Kristin Giannas, Fleming
First Place, Television Feature: Underwear Dash,
Doran, Fleming, Robert Bradfield
First Place, Television In-Depth Reporting: Hope of
Life, Doran, Rikki Klaus
Second Place, Television Sports Reporting: Soccer
Takes Heart, Merissa Richmond
First Place, Television News Photography: Tropical
Storm Fay, Fleming
Second Place, Television Feature Photography:
Ashes, Doran
First Place, Television Newscast: WUFT Newscasts,
WUFT Staff
Third Place, Online News Reporting: College Grads
Get Creative in Job Search, Dominick Tao
Second Place, Online Feature Reporting: Mr. 2-Bits,
Second Place, Online In-Depth Reporting:
Technology Makes Cheating Far More Tempting,
Alpha PRoductions
wins four awards
The Alpha PRoductions team made up of Kelly
Davis, Nicole Baker, Vianka McConville, Nicole
Fineo, Bridget Brennan and account executive
Heather Tran-Son-Tay recently won four awards
in the Jacksonville Florida Public Relations
Association's Image Awards competition.
In the student projects category, they received an
Award of Distinction, an Image Award, a Judge's
Award, and the Grand Image Award.
Grad student wins
$4,900 fellowship
Documentary Institute student Mike Nichols
recently received the $4,900 Roland Wood
Fellowship from Amherst College to continue
working on his thesis film The Man Behind the

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Babanikos, Sorel film wins BEA
award, enters Florida film festival
Somewhere Beyond, directed by James Babanikos
and shot by Tim Sorel, recently won Best of
Competition in the Narrative category of the Broad-
cast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media
Arts' Faculty Video Production Competition.
Babanikos traveled to BEAs Las Vegas convention
this month to receive the honor.
Somewhere Beyond is an official entry in the 4th
Annual Central Florida Film Festival, which runs over
Labor Day weekend. Official screening times will be
announced at least six weeks before the festival and
will take place at the West Orange 5 Theater in Ocoee.
Treise becomes secretary for
national advertising organization
The American Academy of Advertising recently
named Debbie Treise as
Reakes participates in
leadership program
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
recently selected Pat Reakes as one of 21 people to
participate in the 2009-2010 ARL Leadership Fellows
The program is designed to meet the increasing
demands for succession planning in research libraries
and begins with an orientation session May 18-19 in
Armstrong receives $5,000 award
The Provost's Office recently awarded Cory
Armstrong a $5,000 Jack Wessel Excellence Award
for Assistant Professors. The funds can be used for
research support.





Hinson presents
with BU colleague
Don Wright of Boston University
and Michelle Hinson recently
presented "An Analysis of the
Increasing Impact of Social and Other
New Media on Public Relations
Practice" at the 12th Annual
International Public Relations
Research Conference in Miami. PRSA
Issues and Trends recently mentioned
their research.
Rodgers literary panelist
Ron Rodgers will serve as a
panelist at the 2009 annual conference
of the International Association for
Literary Journalism Studies at
Northwestern University next month.
The panel is titled Telling Tales: The
Future of Narrative Journalism in a
Multi-Media Environment.
Documentary Institute
partners with Center for
African Studies on film
The Documentary Institute recently
partnered with the Center for African
Studies, which received a $50,000
grant to produce a documentary on
Muslim societies in Africa.
Through this partnership, the
center's faculty will work with
institute student filmmakers to
develop a documentary to increase
public understanding of Muslims in
Africa. Cindy Hill and Cara Pilson,
who collaborated with the center on
the grant application, will serve as
advisers for the project.


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April 25-May 1: Final Exams
May 1: Documentary Institute's
Annual Student Film Screening,
5:30 pm, Reitz Union Auditorium
May 1-3: WUFT/WJUF-FM Spring
Membership Campaign
May 2: Advanced Degree Ceremony,
10 am, O'Connell Center
May 2: College Commencement,
6:30 pm, O'Connell Center
May 11: Summer classes begin
May 16: Reading Rainbow Awards
Ceremony, 2 pm, Location TBA
May 25: Memorial Day Holiday
June 19: Summer A classes end
June 29: Summer B classes begin
Aug. 7: Summer B/C classes end
Aug. 24: Fall classes begin

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