Title: Open line
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Publication Date: November 29, 2004
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Bill McKeen and Tom Wolfe during the author's visit to Gainesville in March 2000.

Wolfe acknowledges journalism chair
In his new novel, Iam Charlotte Simmons, Tom Wolfe thanks the
Journalism Department chair:
"To Bill McKeen, journalism chairman, author of Highway 61, and a
man with entree to the hotspots of undergraduate life, including 'The
Swamp,' a football stadium with a city throbbing beneath the grand-
McKeen, who wrote the literary biography Tom Wolfe, has given
interviews to US News & World Report and
Newsday about helping Wolfe research college life
in Gainesville. Newsday also interviewed McKeen's
daughter, Sarah, about taking the famous author to
a dinner party at her sorority house, Alpha Delta Pi.
Jean Chance also spent time with Wolfe during
his week in Gainesville.
Jean Chance

Public Relations holds tribute to Jack Felton
The Department of Public Relations Advisory Council will hold a
tribute dinner to Jack Felton Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton UF
Conference Center.
Faculty who wish to attend should fill out a response form by

Kelly, Lamme, Felton
contribute to first public
relations encyclopedia
Kathleen Kelly, Meg Lamme, Jack
Felton, and
student Danny
Shipka contrib-
uted to the
Encyclopedia of
Public Relations,
the first of its
kind, published
earlier this
month by Sage
and edited by Kathy Kelly
Robert Heath.
Kelly served on the editorial board.
She wrote
"Fund Raising"
and "Philan-
thropy," and co-
authored eight
other entries: one
with Heath, one
with Shipka and
six with former
Meg Lamme graduate stu-
dents at the University of Louisiana,
Lamme contrib-
uted an entry on
Lee K. Jaffe, head
of public relations
for the Port Author-
ity of New York in
the decades leading
to creation of the
World Trade Center Jack Felton

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Faculty present papers
at NCA Conference
Lynda Lee Kaid presented five papers earlier this
month at the National Communication Association
(NCA) Conference in Chicago:
* "Political Information Efficacy and Young Voters,"
which received a Top Paper award from the Political
Communication Division.
* "Specific Event Agenda Setting"
* "The Effects of VideoStyle, WebStyle, and Lynda Kaid
NewsStyle in Male and Female Candidate Com-
* "Political Advertising," which was presented as part of a panel on Politi-
cal Communication Research in the New Millennium, organized to honor
the publication of the new Handbook of Political Communication Re-
search (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004), which Kaid edited.
"Political Advertising and Responses of Young
Voters: Comparison of Traditional Television
and Internet Messages," co-authored with
Monica Postelnicu.
Kaid also participated in a panel, "Dialogue
on Research in Political Communication: A
Campaign 2004 Debriefing."
Spiro Kiousis presented "Before and After:
Examining the Precursors and Outcomes of
Spiro Ki s Jennifer Robinson presented "Strategic
Spiro Kiousis Communication of Environmental Activist
Groups and Corporations during a Corporate Campaign," co-authored with
Bruce Berger of the University of Alabama.

Williams's civil rights piece
accepted by radio journal
Julian Williams' "Black Radio and Civil Rights:
Birmingham 1956-1963" was accepted for publication
in the Spring 2005 issue of the Journal ofRadio Studies.
Gazette: The International
Journal for Communication
Studies recently accepted "The
Development of Cable Television
in East Asian Countries: A Com-
parative Analysis of Determinants"
by doctoral student Goro Oba Julian Williams
and Sylvia Chan-Olmsted.

Sylvia Chan-Olmsted


Chance discusses
access legislation
Sandra Chance recently dis-
cussed "Access in an Age of Terror-
ism" at the national Legislative
Research Librarians' professional
development seminar in Tallahas-
see. National Conference of State
Legislatures members also attended.
She focused on recent legislative
and administrative changes to
freedom of information laws and
the challenges these new restric-
tions pose to gathering, storing,
retrieving and understanding infor-

class heads to
Peg Hall recently took her
class, Public
Relations and
to Washing-
ton, D.C.
They visited
the National
Center for
Charitable Peg Hall
Statistics at the
Urban Institute, the United Nations
Foundation and other places.

Dec. 2-3: Public Relations
Advisory Council
Dec. 8: Classes end
Dec. 9-10: Reading Days
Dec. 11-17: Exams
Dec. 18: Commencement
Dec. 20: Grades due
Dec. 24: Christmas Eve

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Jim Murry's widow, Linda McCoy Murray presents a couple of her husband's books
to librarian Patrick Reakes in the Neuharth Library on Nov. 23. Journalism student
Jeff Lippman just won a $5,000 scholarship from the Jim Murray Foundation. Murry,
the Pulitzer Prize winning Los Angeles Times sports columnist, was a founder at Sports

Cingular experience
for Uvote2004 students
Led by Lynda Lee Kaid,
Uvote2004 students Jessica Lokaj,
Abby Hendren, Jennifer Ambler,
Monica Postelnicu, Drew Bagley,
Camilla Hostrup Larsen, Kristen
Landreville and Sarah Urriste
recently participated in Cingular
Wireless' Election Connection
They shot photos with their
camera phone, and text messaged a
brief story or caption to a mobile
Web log, http://uftextamerica.com.

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published on the Monday following
a payday, except during the summer
and holiday periods. It can be
accessed on the Web at
www.j ou.ufl.edu/pubs/openline/.
Deadline for submitting news (to
the Dean's Office) is the Wednesday
before the Monday of publication.
Boaz Dvir serves as editor, and
Olivia Jeffries coordinates
Please send all news items to
bdvir@jou.ufl.edu. Thank you.

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