of Journalism and Communications
May 3, 2010
Pam and Dean John Wright celebrate with withAlum of Distinction Cynthia
McCague and her husband, Jonathan. (Photo by Olivia Jeffries)
GATORS ON FILM
documentary a winner
The Broadcast Educators
Association (BEA) awarded John
Kaplan's "Pulitzer Pride" Best of
Competition earlier this month at the
Festival ofMedia Arts in Las Vegas.
A documentary short, "Pulitzer
Pride" is part of Kaplan's
autobiographical cancer education
This month, the Athens
International Film + Video Festival is
showing "Pulitzer Pride."
Kaplan recently lectured and
screened "Pulitzer Pride" and the
full-length version of the project,
"Not As I Pictured," at Michigan
State University. As a guest lecturer,
he also addressed several classes of
MSU's School of Journalism, Asian
Studies Center, and African Studies
Treise, Molleda win
prestigious UF awards
won it in
Molleda won the Treise
award. He is the
faculty member to
receive the honor.
a $5,000 salary Molleda
supplement for three
years and a one-time $3,000 allocation.
in for Knowles
TEL 1977, will
serve as senior
Harding has served Hrdig
on the College's
Campaign Council and the
John Freeman at the recent Photo MarketingAssociation's Annual International Convention and Trade Coffey
Show in Anaheim, Calif.
Chance addresses government responsibility center
Sandra Chance recently spoke at the Center for and the Asian-American Community: Capture a Market
Governmental Responsibility's annual symposium at Opportunity," in Chicago.
UF's Levin College of Law. John Freeman presented "Lessons Learned: Five Years of
Amy Jo Coffey recently spoke at the Advertising Study Abroad" at the Photo Marketing Association's Annual
Educational Foundation (AEF) Symposium, "Advertising International Convention and Trade Show in Anaheim, Calif.
The Communication Law & Policy
published Amy Jo Coffey and
University ofMinnesota-Twin Cities
Assistant Prof Amy Sanders' "Defining
a product market for Spanish-language
broadcast media: Lessons from United
States v. Univision Communications, Inc.
and Hispanic Broadcasting."
Routledge published Coffey's chapter,
"Growth and Trends in Spanish
Language Television in the United
States," in Alan Albarran's book The
Handbook of Spanish Language
IT'S AN HONOR
Counts, who is
retiring, for his 3 8
ing service and
dedication to the
college and sta-
tions," said Dean Counts
The College held a luncheon on
Tuesday in Weimer Hall 3032.
College places fifth
The College has placed fifth in the
2009-2010 Hearst Intercollegiate
In the final round of the
photojournalism contests, Jeremiah
Stanley placed ninth in the Picture
and Jasmine Luoma placed 15th.
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A dozen seniors win Dean's Cup Awai
During the recent 2010 spring awards banquet, 12
graduating seniors received Dean's Cup Awards:
Advertising major Christina Burnham,
journalism maj or Hilary Lehman, j ournal-
ism maj or Kim Wilmath and public
relations major Kathryn Watson received
the Dean's Cup for Professional Promise.
Journalism major Deborah Swerdlow,
journalism maj or Katherine Villacis,
public relations major Kaitlyn Weller, and Buha
joumalism maj or Zahara Zahav received
the Dean's Cup for Scholarship.
Babineau, j oumalism maj or April
Dudash and public relations maj or Nawal
Fakhoury received the Dean's Cup for
Telecommunication major Miles Doran
won the Ruth and Rae O. Weimer Award Lehman
for overall excellence.
Doctoral students win
UF teaching awards
Doctoral students Maria De Moya and
Kevin Bowers received 2009-10 UF
Graduate Student Teaching Awards. Their
advisers are Juan-Carlos Molleda, Belio Villacis
Martinez and Renee Martin-Kratzer, respectively. The
award for Outstanding Master's Students went to Moon
Hee Cho and Jon Bougher. The Outstanding Student
Research Award went to Matt Ragas.
Bateman teams wins
This year's Bateman team, made up of
public relations students Chris Brennan,
Ngozi Chuku, Jennifer Gezzar, Justin
Root and Karuna Tsang, received an
Honorable Mention in the 2010 Bateman
Case Study Competition. The campaign Tsang
focused on the 2010 Census.
It was one of 16 honorable mentions
from among 68 submissions.
wins Image Awards
Alpha PRoductions received two
Image Awards from the North Central
Florida Public Relations Association. Watson
Public relations students Erika Zayas,
Stephanie Holder, Katie Armalavage, Cassandra
Hudson, Matthew Hersch and Nicole Flores received an
Image Award in the Student Proj ects Category for the "When
Did You Become A Gator?" campaign.
Erika Zayas, Joanna Brighton, Sabine Jean Francois,
Rachel Kopec, Jacky Ramos and Kathryn Watson,
received the other award category for the "UF Solar
Decathlon Project RE: FOCUS" campaign.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Detroit Free Press wins
Brechner FOI award
The Brechner Center for Freedom of
Information named the Detroit Free Press
winner of the 2009 Joseph L. Brechner
Freedom of Information Award for its
coverage of former Detroit Mayor Kwame
Kilpatrick's text message scandal.
The newspaper's publisher and editor,
Paul Anger, received the award in a
ceremony in Weimer Hall.
Iean John Wright presents the 2009 Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information
Award to Detroit Free Press Publisher and Editor Paul Anger.
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Lou Young, TEL 1974, speaks at a luncheon in Weimer Hall.
TUNING IN 1
Stations win AP awards
WRUF-AM, WUFT-FM and
WUFT-TV recently won numerous
awards in professional categories
from the Florida Associated Press.
In Small Market Television:
Telecommunication student Kristen
Keely received Best Breaking Sports
for "SEC Championship Fraud."
Telecommunication senior Miles
Doran and Patrick Fleming, TEL
2009, received second place in Best
Hard News Feature for "Gitmo
Guard Duty." Cristina Xuarez, TEL
2009, received Best Series Reporting
for "Flight 401 Tribute."
Doran received the Individual
Achievement award in Small Market
Television for WUFT. He beat other
professionals last year in the same
In the Small Market Radio
Division: WRUF received Best
Economic Coverage for "Homes for
Sascha Cordner, TEL 2009,
received second place in Best Short
Radio Newscast for "6 AM
Newscast." WUFT received Best
Continuing Coverage for "Child
Abductions" and WRUF received
second place for "Football
In the Sports Feature category,
Donna Green-Townsend received
first place for "Gatorade Rebranding Stirs Up
Gators," and telecommunication senior
Heather Soltis received second place for
"Trash Talk: Tennessee vs. Florida."
The Mid-Florida Public Radio News Team
received Best Overall for "Mid-Florida Public
Radio News 2009." Green-Townsend
received second place in Best Use of Sound
for "Remembering Veterans." Lauren
Winter, TEL 2009, received second place in
the Best Light Feature category for
"Communicating Through Drumming."
Telecommunication student Whitney
Jones tied for first place in the Hard News
Feature category for "Abduction in Clay
County" with Nadia Ramdass for "Hurricane
Charley: Five Years Later." WRUF received
second place for "Older Drivers."
Green-Townsend and Bill Beckett
received first place in the Best Public Affairs
category for "Florida Cattle Ranching At
Risk." Telecommunication student Sarah
Curran received second
place in Best Series
Reporting for "Treatment
of Vets Returning
The stations also won
awards in student
In College Television: "WUFT News"
earned Best TV Newscast. Patrick Fleming,
TEL 2009, led the news team as producer
and telecommunication senior Victor
Ramirez, led the production crew as show
director. Telecommunication senior Vic
Micolucci received Best Spot News for
"Body Found in Parked/
Ticketed Car." Fleming
received Best Spot News
Video for "Santa Fe
Micolucci received Best
Long Light Feature for
"Mud Bog." Cristina
Xuarez, TEL 2009, Xuarez
received Best Short Hard News Feature for
"Amber Bradley profile," and
telecommunication senior Nadeen Yanes
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received second place for "Linda's Story."
Telecommunication senior Asha Dave
received Best Long Hard News Feature for
"Dancing Therapy," and telecommunication
senior Erika Rakow received second
place for "Sign Language Professor."
In College Radio: Telecommunication
senior Alison Posey received first place in
the Best Sports category for "Fightin'
Gators Battle the Flu," and second for
"Superman's Kryptonite." She also
received second in Best Long Hard News
Feature for "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in
the Sea of Pink."
Alexandra Hill, Lauren Granado, Beau
Zimmer, Laurie Davison, Wendi
Grossman, Stacey Readout, Anne
Imanuel and Shannon Liston received
Florida AP Broadcasters Awards.
TUNING IN 2
Students win Regional
The College's broad-
casting stations recently
won six RTDNA (Radio
Television Digital News
Murrow awards in the
competition against small- Doran
market Florida and Georgia stations.
In television, telecommunication senior
Miles Doran and Patrick Fleming,
TEL 2009, won a Regional Murrow
award in the Video Reporting: Hard
News category for "Gitmo Guard Duty,"
and Cristina Xuarez, TEL 2009, won in
Video News Series for "Flight 401
In radio, WUFT-FM won in Audio
Reporting: Hard News for "Residents
Whirling Over Tactics of JointAviation
Unit," in Audio News Documentary for
"Florida Cattle Ranching: The End OfAn
Era," in Audio News Series for "Skin
Cancer Series," and in Audio Sports
Reporting for "Gatorade Rebranding Stirs
Up The Gators."
Mike Foley addresses the Pelican Bay men's coffee group.
Beatrice Ostroff, 89
Beatrice Ostroff, David Ostroff's
mother, died April 6 in San Lorenzo,
Calif. She was 89. The family held a
service at Chapel of Chimes in
April 24-30: Final Exams
April 29-May 1: Florida
Scholastic Press Association
Spring Convention, Tampa
April 30: Undergraduate
Commencement, 7:30 p.m.
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