College of Journalism and Communicatic
Babanikos directs "Santa Rules." (Photo by Kim Walsh-Childers)
Babanikos rules the screen
James Babanikos screened his production, "Santa Rules," Sunday at the
Hank Conner plays the leading role in the half-hour television drama on
the existence of Santa Claus.
John Kaplan with his son Max at the College's annual holiday party at the Thomas
Center in December. (Photo by Hank Conner)
The Journal ofPublic Relations
Research recently accepted Juan-
Carlos Molleda's "Contextualized
Qualitative Research in Venezuela:
Coercive Isomorphic Pressures of the
Socioeconomic and Political
Environments on Public Relations
Practices" for its special issue on
New Media & Society recently
published "Audience Knowledge,
perceptions and Factors Affecting the
Adoption Intent of Terrestrial Digital
Television," by Sylvia Chan-Olmsted
and Byeng-Hee Chang, Ph.D. 2005.
Explorations in Media Ecology,
recently accepted Ronald Rodgers'
"Journalism Is Dead, Long Live
Journalism: Exploring New Ways of
Making Meaning in the Realm of the
The Journal of
"Journalism is a
Thing: A Content
Analysis of Editor & Publisher's
Discussion of Journalistic Conduct
Prior to the Canons of Journalism,
The AEJMC mid-winter
conference in Reno recently accepted
doctoral student Sunny Hughes'
"Global Panopticon: Looking at
Human Rights in Light of U.S. and
International Laws" for presentation.
PRSSA chapter wins awards
UF PRSSA chapter members recently won several
* Ashley Menear, Katy Layton, Maria Martinez
and Cassie Tooke took second place in the NetBank
competition sponsored by Hunter PR in New York.
* Adrienne Browne won the
Professor Sidney Gross Memorial
Award for ethics and a National Gold
* Kimberly Gouz and Elisa
Negrin received the National Gold
Key Award and National President's
The chapter was one of eight Negrin
chapters selected to present a session
at the PRSSA National Conference
in November. It presented "The Real
World: Preparing for a Professional
Jenny Robinson and Youjin Choi
serve as chapter advisers.
selects two UF students Robinson
The American Advertising
Federation's Most Promising
Minority Students Program recently
selected Iliana Espineira and
Bienvendo (Benny) Torres.
It will acknowledge their
accomplishments at the New York
Athletic Club Feb. 6-8.
Students place in Choi
Alexandria Butler recently placed eighth in the
television category at the Hearst Journalism Awards
broadcast features competition.
Crystal Brewer tied for 11th place in the radio
The College ranks sixth in the national broadcast
Jim Weeks, ADV 1964, who served as president and
chief operating officer of the New York Times
Regional Media Group, died Jan. 8.
Weeks started his career at The Gainesville Sun in
1964. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Feb. 1: Deadline for undergraduate students to apply
for college scholarships
Feb. 8-9: Advertising Advisory Council
Feb. 17: CLAST Exam
Feb. 18: WUFT-FM, Classic 89 and WJUF-FM,
Nature Coast 90 will host the 18' Annual
"A Celebration of Wine," 1-4 p.m., JWRU Ballroom
Mar. 1-25: WUFT-TV March Membership Campaign
Mar. 7-8: Telecommunication Advisory Council
Mar. 10-17: Spring Break
Mar. 29: Knight Division hosts the Spring
Internship & Job Fair
Mar. 22-23: Public Relations Advisory Council
Mar. 29-30: Journalism Advisory Council Meeting
Apr. 12-14: FSPA 2007 Convention
Apr. 12-15: AAA, Burlington, VT
Apr. 18-29: WUFT/WJUF-FM Spring Membership
Apr. 19: Annual Awards Banquet, Emerson Hall,
President's Room, Reception at 6 p.m.,
Dinner at 7 p.m.
Apr. 25: Classes End
Apr. 26-27: Reading Days
Apr. 28-30: Final Exams
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