Journalism and Communications
John Wright, Alexandra Hill, TEL 2009, Miles Doran and Tim Hussin, JM 2009,
at the Hearst 2009 Intercollegiate Competition in San Francisco. (Photo by John
College places fourth overall
The College recently placed fourth overall in Hearst's 2009
Intercollegiate Competition. It placed second in photojournalism, third in
multi-media and fifth in broadcast news.
Tim Hussin, JM 2009, won the Hearst Journalism Awards shoot-out
in San Francisco in June. He received $5,000. He also won second place
in the multi-media competition, for which he received $1,500 and the
Department of Journalism will receive matching funds. The Salt Lake
City Deseret News originally ran Hussin's entry during his internship.
Junior Miles Doran placed third in Television Broadcast News. He
won a $3,000 scholarship plus matching funds for the Department of
Alexandra Hill, TEL 2009, won a $1,500 scholarship for Radio
Broadcast News as a finalist.
Chen Wang, JM 2009, a semi-finalist in photojournalism, won
Kevin Allen, Johanna Cleary, John Freeman, Tom Krynski, and
Mark Leeps played a key role in selecting the College's winning
The winning broadcast news entries aired on WUFT-TV and
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presentations once again
at annual conference
College faculty and graduate
students outperformed their peers for the
fourth year with 53 refereed paper
presentations at the AEJMC 2009
Convention this week in Boston.
The University of Missouri-Columbia
is second with 39 papers.
Harvard law journal
publishes Alexander paper
The Harvard Journal
ofLaw and Public
"Testing the Boundaries
of the First Amendment
Press Clause: A
Proposal for Protecting
the Media from
Newsgathering Torts," by
Anthony Fargo, journalism professor at
Indiana University, and Laurence
Alexander, in its summer issue.
Armstrong earns tenure
The UF Board of
Trustees approved Cory
and promotion. It also
approved the tenure of
new faculty members
Clay Calvert and
Moon Lee, who are
joining the College this
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Stations win numerous awards
WUFT-FM recently won a Florida Associated Press Broadcasters
awards for Overall Excellence.
It also won the following awards:
* Best Newscast for a report on Tropical Storm Fay.
* Best Long Hard News Feature for reporter Alex Herren's
coverage of the Haile Plantation rape.
* Best Short Light Feature to reporter Brian Robertson and
Executive Producer Donna Green-Townsend for a story on the
Alachua County 2009 Regional Spelling Bee.
* An Individual Achievement award for Kimberly Kuizon's reports
ranging from a deadly school bus crash to cave diving.
WUFT-FM won two awards from the Radio-Television News
Directors Association (RTNDA) regional competition. Herren won
Best Serious Feature for his Haile rape report.
The station also won the Continuing Coverage category for its
reports on UF's Budget Crisis in 2008, anchored by Green-Townsend.
WRUF-AM/FM recently won an RTNDA Regional Edward R.
Murrow award in the professional category for its breaking news
coverage of Tropical Storm Fay.
LEADING BY EXAMPLE
Dodd leads press association
Julie Dodd recently taught Reporting Across Platforms at the
Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association
convention in Phoenix. She led a roundtable discussion with scholastic
press association directors from across the country, focusing on how
associations can adjust their programs to meet budget restrictions.
Harris leads African-American association
Charles Harris is beginning a two-year term as president of the UF
Association of Black Faculty and Staff.
Stanton presents student-redesigned site
Dave Stanton presented a redesigned Florida Society of News Editors
Web site to the organization's board at The Breakers in West Palm
Beach. His Summer A students redesigned the site as part of a new Web
GATORS ON FILM
Film festival shows
The Long Island International Film
Expo showed James Babanikos'
"Somewhere Beyond" earlier this
summer. Tim Sorel served as director of
photography on the film.
The film also won a Golden Eagle
Award from CINE, a film, video and
media arts organization.
PR Advisory Council
picks new members
The Public Relations Advisory Council
selected two new members: Stanley
Dezern, vice president of Global Public
Relations for Disney Destinations, and
Robert Grupp, president and CEO at the
Institute for Public Relations.
In a Nieman
scholar J.H. Snider
cited Norman Lewis'
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Ferguson honored with tree planting
Kim Tanzer, a past chair of the UF Faculty Senate, recently sponsored
the planting of nine trees for past chairs as well as Mary Ann Ferguson,
Ferguson chose a river birch tree. The UF Physical Plant Division recently
planted it at the northeast corner of Weimer Hall.
Mary Ann Ferguson poses with the river birch tree with which she was recently
honored. (Photo by Don Adler)
Jerry Roberts, Marilyn Roberts'
husband, passed away in July in the
United Arab Emirates, apparently of a
The family held a service at the
couple's cottage in Colorado.
Hugh Cunningham's wife, Eleanor
Cunningham, passed away in July.
The family held services at Faith
Presbyterian Church in Gainesville.
Aug. 24: Fall classes begin
Aug. 24-28: Drop/Add
Sept. 7: Labor Day Holiday
Oct. 2-3: Benefits Fair
Oct. 3: CLAST
Oct. 16: Homecoming
Oct. 17: Homecoming game,
Oct. 19-20: Telecommunication
Nov. 1: Daylight Savings
Nov. 11: Veterans Day
Nov. 19-20: Public
Relations Advisory Council
Nov. 26-27: Thanksgiving
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