Vol. 40, No. 7
College of Journalism and Communications
John Wright and his wife, Pam, visit Robin Roberts and Diane Sawyer at the ABC
studios in New York.
GRANTING A WISH
Leslie's proposal nets $20K
The Faculty Development Learning Community Selection Committee
recently selected Michael Leslie's proposal for full funding, awarding
him $20,000 for "Campus-Wide Intercultural Communication Education
and Training Needs Assessment."
Kim Walsh-Childers has received a UF Research Foundation
Professorship award for 2008. She's the College's 10th faculty member to
receive the professorship.
The Institute for Public Relations recently awarded Juan-Carlos
Molleda $3,000 to write about "Global Public Relations" for the
Essential Knowledge Project.
The Bob Graham Center for Public Service has awarded Justin Brown
a course enhancement grant for Telecommunication Law and Regulation,
which he'll teach during the fall semester.
at MIT, Harvard
reporting for the
generation" at a
symposium for McAdams
the Knight Science
Journalism Fellows at MIT.
McAdams also recently conducted
multimedia journalism training for
Nieman Journalism Fellows at
The College received second place
in the Hearst Overall
It placed fourth in Photojournalism
and eighth in Broadcast News.
Senior wins first
Journalism senior Tim Hussin won
first place in the first Hearst
Multimedia Competition. He'll
receive $2,000 scholarship, with a
match to the Department of
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Chamberlin with Florida Attorney General Bill McCullum.
Florida's First Amendment
Foundation will give Bill Chamberlin
a Lifetime Achievement Award next
month at the annual Florida Society of
Newspaper Editors meeting in
The UF Journal ofLaw and Public
Policy recently honored Chamberlin
for his 20 years of service on the
journal's advisory board.
The Radio-Television News
Directors Association awarded
WRUF-AM the Edward R. Murrow
overall excellence award for its region.
The station also captured regional
awards in Continuing Coverage for
"Don't Tase Me Bro!," Newscast for
"Front Page on the Air," News
Documentary for "Empty Food
Banks," Spot News Coverage for
"Taser Protest," and Use of Sound for
"Santa Rules," James Babanikos'
half-hour TV drama, won Honorable
Mention in March at the National
Broadcasting Society's Professional
Electronic Media Awards.
win production grant,
Boaz Dvir, JM
2008, won a
Film and Video
Association Carole Dvir
Fielding Student Production &
Research Grant for their Documentary
Institute thesis project, "Jessie's Dad."
They also received the $1,000 Direct
Cinema Limited Outstanding
It's the first time UF students won
the grant or award.
WUFT-FM won the regional
News Series award for "Foster
Care" and the Sports Reporting
award for "World's Fastest Game?"
Hynes heads to
Omaha, Golan joins
Seton Hall faculty
her new job as
at the Univer-
sity of Ne-
braska Omaha Hynes
on June 15.
Adjunct Prof. Guy Golan, PhD
2003, has accepted a position as
an assistant professor at Seton
RAISING THE BAR
in law seminar
Faculty and students from the
College and from the Levin College
of Law participated in the Florida
Bar's Media Law Seminar last
month in Tampa.
Luxembourg recently issued a
commemorative stamp in honor of
Henri Pensis' grandfather and
namesake, who was the conductor
of the Luxemburg Symphony
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Cox named College Journalist of the Year
Journalism senior John Cox has been named College Journalist of the
Year in the Sunshine State Awards.
Journalism student Ray FitzGerald won the Larry Donald Memorial
Scholarship from the United States Basketball Writers Association. He beat
out 12 other finalists from journalism programs in Florida.
The UF Journal of Law and Public Policy elected Kearston Wesner,
Kate Haddock and Adrianna Rodriguez, all from the College's Media
Law and Policy program, to the executive board for the fall semester.
Rodriguez will receive a $250 scholarship as the winner of the
Interdisciplinary Write-On Competition.
This year's Bateman team earned an Honorable Mention in the 2008
PRSSA Bateman Case Study Competition. Team members included public
relations seniors Danika Daly, Nancy Fishgold, Cedric Harris, Jessica
Jarvis and Stephanie Shaeffer.
Several students recently won Society of Professional Journalists Region
3 Mark of Excellence Awards. They include Miles Doran, Alexandra Hill,
Kristy Wolski, Merissa Richmond, Jeremiah Thermidor and Megan
Journalism senior Jarrett Baker attended the NPPA Southern Short
Course last month in Charlotte, NC, and worked as an assistant to speaker
Rick Loomis, a Pulitzer Prize winner from the L.A. Times.
Journalism senior Tim Hussin has been named summer 2008 intern at
the Rocky Mountain News in Colorado. He is now interning in Salt Lake
In the SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards, telecommunication student Miles
Doran was a national finalist in Radio News Reporting for "Don't Tase Me,
Bro!" WRUF Radio staff was a national winner in Radio Newscast for
"Front Page on the Air." And The Independent Florida Alligator staff was a
national winner in Online Sports Reporting for "Gators in Glendale."
WRUF also won first place in the Radio Newscast category for Front
Page on the Air, and WUFT-TV won second place in the Television
Newscast category for WUFT News.
magazine takes off
The eighth edition of the Florida
FlyIns magazine is out: http://
It features Andros, Bahamas. The
magazine staff, made up of students,
includes Nissa Benjamin, Tracy
Cassagnol, Carly Fain, Jessica Fisch,
Marvin Halelamien, Tim Hussin,
Jessica McHugh, Kristin Nichols,
Collen Pitrone, Hedda Prochaska,
Dominick Tau, Alex Tiegen and
Knowles gives birth
to a baby boy
Laforis Knowles, PR 2002, gave birth
May 14 to a 7-pound, 10-ounce boy,
Harvey Alan Knowles III.
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can be accessed on the Web at
Boaz Dvir serves as editor, and Olivia
Jeffries coordinates production.
Please send all news items to
Pictured with Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice R. Fred Lewis (third from left) are
Kristen Rasmussen, JD/MA candidate, Kate Haddock, JD/MA candidate, Drew Shenkman,
JD/MA candidate, Adrianna Rodriguez, MA candidate, Kara Carnley, MA candidate, Ana-
Klara Hering, JD/PhD candidate and Sandra Chance.
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May 26: Memorial Day Holiday
June20: Summer A classes end
June 23-June27: Summer A
June 30. Summer B classes
July 4: Independence Day
Aug. 8: Summer B & C classes
Aug. 11-22: Summer C Break
Aug. 25: Fall classes begin
The Documentary Institute's annual thesis screening earlier this month drew a
standing-room-only crowd to the Reitz Union Auditorium.
Amy Jo Coffey and Johanna Cleary presented "Ticker Talk: Cable Network
News Crawls as Cross-Promotional Agents" at a Broadcast
Education Association meeting in Las Vegas last month.
The Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
published Rasha Kamhawi's "Engaging the female
audience: An evolutionary psychology perspective on
gendered responses to news valence frames" in March. The
study examines how news stories that emphasize different
emotional frames affect male and female viewers.
Kamhawi will present "Experimental evidence of the
knowledge gap: Message arousal, motivation, and time Coffey
delay" at the International Communication Association
The Estudos de Jornalismo & Rela(5es Piblicas
accepted Juan-Carlos Molleda's "Socioeconomic and
political impact on public relations in Venezuela." The
journal is a publication of the Universidade Metodista de
Sdo Paulo, Brazil.
Effective Public Relations (10th edition) will feature
Molleda's "The Global Alliance supports 'One profession
... one voice,' as an exhibit.
The Institute for Public Relations accepted Molleda's Cleary
"Withdrawal of Vioxx in Brazil: Aligning the global mandate
and local action" for publication in the third edition of The Evolution of Public
Relations. Case Studies from Countries in Transition. He co-wrote the article
with Tiago Mainieri-Oliveira, a doctoral student from Universidade de Sdo
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