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Vol. 41, No. 9 UF College of Journalism and Communications


NEW HIRE


New Division of Multimedia Properties Executive Director Randall C. Wright
and Dean John Wright (no relation). (Photo by Steve Johnson)
College hires executive director of
Division of Multimedia Properties
The College recently hired Randall C. Wright to direct its newly
restructured Division of Multimedia Properties (DMP). He starts April 5.
"Randall brings the kind of experience, energy and vision that will guide
our media properties to achieving their full educational and programming
potential," said Dean John Wright.
Randall Wright has served in various media ownership, senior
management and industry leadership positions throughout his career in
television, radio and new media. He served as chairman of the Missouri
Broadcasters Association.
He's also the longtime public address announcer for University of
Missouri men's basketball and football teams and served in the same
capacity for the NFL's St. Louis Rams in 2009.
"I view this as an extraordinary opportunity to be a part of what is likely
the most unique media environment in America," Randall Wright said.
He earned a master's in journalism (media management) from the
University of Missouri School of Journalism.


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BEHIND THE CAMERAS
Grogan new ABC
News on Campus adviser
Dean John
Wright recently .

appointment of
Bridget Grogan
as the new adviser
to UF's ABC
News On Campus
bureau.
. Grogan
Grogan will
supervise and provide counsel to the
bureau's student staff, which has
worked with the College's faculty and
staff and ABC News professionals in
New York since 2008.
"Bridget has outstanding
professional skills and experience and
possesses unwavering commitment to
the highest level of values and ethics of
journalism," Wright said. "She has a
strong record of excellence in teaching
and mentoring students."
Besides serving as bureau adviser,
Grogan will continue to teach
telecommunication courses and serve
as WUFT-TV's associate news director.
STAFF SUCCESS
Office assistant wins
accomplishment award
Judy Hunter,
office assistant in
the Department of
Telecommunica-
tion, recently
received a 2010
Superior
Accomplishment
Award. Hunter
Hunter






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PAPER TRAIL
Belgian publisher includes chapter
Belgian publisher Academia Press included a
chapter by David Ostroff, "Engine of Content
Diversity: A Brief Chronicle of Communication
Satellite Policies" in "Diverse Media-Werelden," a
book in English and Dutch about electronic media
diversity edited by Sofie Van Bauwel, Elke Van
Damme and Hans Verstraeten.
The Mass Communication & Society accepted
Cory Armstrong and Westchester University
Assistant Prof. Michael P. Boyle's "Views from the
Margins: News Coverage of Women in Abortion
Protests, 1960-2006."
The Journal of Media and Religion recently
accepted Ronald Rodgers' "The Press, Pulpit and
Public Opinion: The Clergy's Conferral of Power
and the Concomitant Call for a Journalism of Advo-
cacy in an Age of Reform."
The Open Division of the AEJMC Southeast
Colloquium has accepted "Hiring for Change? A
Content Analysis of Newspaper Industry Job Ads on
JournalismJobs.com" by Johanna Cleary and
Meredith Cochie.


GATORS ON FILM
Documentary receives
$25,000 grant
"A Wing and
Prayer," a
documentary
film by Boaz
Dvir and Tim
Sorel, recently
received a
$25,000 grant
from Naegele
Communica-
tions in
Minneapolis. Sorel
The feature-length documentary tells
the mostly unknown story of World
War II-veteran pilots who risked their
lives and their freedom to play a pivotal
role in the creation of Israel in 1948.


by Ostroff


Ostroff


Armstrong


CALENDAR
March 6-13: Spring Break
March 23-24: Telecom Advisory
Council
March 25-26: Journalism
Advisory Council
March 25-26: Public Relations
Advisory Council
March 25: College Job Fair,
JWRU Ballroom, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
April 7: Annual Awards Banquet
Emerson Alumni Hall,
6 p.m.-10 p.m.
April 15-17: Broadcast Education
Assoc. Convention, Las Vegas
April 21: Classes end
April 22-23: Reading days
April 24-30: Final Exams
April 29-May 1: Florida
Scholastic Press Association
Spring Convention, Tampa
April 30: Undergraduate
Commencement, 7:30 p.m.


AEJMC UPDATE

College has a strong
showing at colloquium
The Law
Division of
the 2010
Southeast
Colloquium
for
Association
for Education
in Journalism
and Mass
Communica-"
tion (AEJMC) Calvert
accepted
seven
research
papers
from the
College.
Clay
Calvert
contributed
three papers.
Sandra
Chance and Chance
graduate Student Christina Locke
co-authored one. Locke wrote
another and co-authored a third with
graduate student Wendy Allen-
Brunner. And graduate students
Kayla Gutierrez, Karla Kennedy
and Kara Murrhee co-authored one.

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monthly.
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www.j ou.ufl.edu/pubs/openline/.
Boaz Dvir serves as editor, and
Olivia Jeffries coordinates
production.
Please send all news items to
bdvir@jou.ufl.edu.


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