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Vol. 41, No. 8 UF College of Journalism and Communications


Alumni meet with representatives of the College in the Weimer Hall atrium before
Gator Growl. (Photo by Steve Johnson)
Pre-Gator Growl Gathering a success
Dozens of alumni some as recently graduated as Nicole Orr, JM
2009, and Jason Henry, JM 2009, some as veteran as Peter Perkel,
ADV 1962, and Stanley Schwartz, ADV 1962 participated in the
College's first pre-Gator Growl Alumni Gathering in the Weimer Hall
Alumni came from as far away as Washington, California, New York
and Washington, D.C., to catch up with former classmates and professors.
McAdams publishes blog series
Mindy McAdams recently released a PDF version
of her 15-part blog series, Reporter 's Guide to
Multimedia Proficiency.
Here's a link to it: http://mindymcadams.com/
toj ou/2009/now-printable-reporters-guide-to-multi-
Argentine journalist Maria Elena Brizuela translated McAdams
the guide into Spanish. Journalist Ulrike Langer is publishing a German
translation in weekly installments.
Both the translations and distribution are under a Creative Commons
Also, the German news organization Deutsche Welle is translating
McAdams' blog series into Russian.

Dec. 7, 2009

Weigold joins UF Academy
The UF Leadership
Initiative Selection
Committee chose Mike
Weigold as one of 16
faculty members to
participate in the UF
Academy this school
The academy aims to Weigold
develop leaders at UF.
Brief cites Chance,
Locke article
A brief on behalf of
the Reporters'
Committee for Freedom
of the Press and 23 news
organizations recently
cited an article by
Sandra Chance and
doctoral student I
Christina Locke to the Fifth Chance
Circuit Court of Appeals in a case on open
meeting laws and the First Amendment.
Sorel, students shoot
segment of fundraiser
production in Tampa
Telecommunication junior Kelly
Streeter and telecommunication senior
Victor Kutz recently traveled with Tim
Sorel to George Steinbrenner Stadium in
Tampa to record a high-definition
interview with former New York Yankee
Roy White.
The production, which was
commissioned by BBDO New York, will
be used in a campaign fundraiser for the
ALS Foundation.

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William McKeen's "Rock and Roll is Here to Stay" earns kudos from the LA
Times. (Photo by David Lentz)
Journalism chair as prolific as ever
The Los Angeles Times recently named William McKeen's "Rock
and Roll is Here to Stay" an "essential rock read."
Random House recently contracted McKeen to write "Mile Marker
Zero," a nonfiction book about writers, artists and actors who
converged on Key West in the 1970s to write novels and songs, make
movies and take drugs.
He recently finished editing an anthology about Florida childhoods,
"Paradise Recalled." He expects it to be published next year.
Irish journalist Martin Flynn interviewed McKeen for Beat Scene,
a British magazine devoted to writers of the Beat Generation. McKeen
is pictured with Hunter S. Thompson in the article, "A Sensible Take
on a Weird Life."

Students win
variety of awards
Doctoral students Maria De Moya,
Fang Fang Gao, Jun Heo and Chunsik
Lee and master's student Anabell Iglesias
recently won one of five UF International
Student awards.
Doctoral student Paul Braun recently
won the 2009 Daniel Walden Award of the
Mid Atlantic Popular/American Culture
Association for "The Outside Story: The
Great Gatsby as
Moonhee Cho, a
doctoral student
specializing in public
relations, and her
adviser Kathleen
Kelly recently won the
2009 Best Master's
Thesis Award, sponsored Kelly
by the Institute for Public Relations and
Northwestern Mutual.
Giselle Auger, a second-year doctoral
student specializing in public relations,
received a 2009 Emerging Scholar Award
from the Association for Research on
Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary

Public Relations Advisory
Council begins its 30th year
The Public Relations Advisory Council recently
began its 30t year.
Fifteen council members visited classes, held
meetings and listened to presentations. They attended
career counseling and networking sessions where they
critiqued resumes and provided internship and job
information, dinner at the Swamp Restaurant with
Dean John Wright delivers a State of the College Report to the
PRSSA executive board members, and breakfast with Public Relations Advisory Council. (Photo by Zachary Bennett)
faculty and graduate students.
The group also heard a State of the College Report by Dean John Wright.
"We greatly appreciate all the good hard volunteer work the council members do for us on a continuous basis,"
Wright said.

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Kiousis named Research Foundation Professor
Vice President of Research Win Phillips recently named Spiro Kiousis
a 2009 UF Research Foundation Professor.
The College recently named Lynda Kaid and Deanna Pelfrey
International Educators of the Year. An acclaimed scholar and teacher in
political and global communication, Kaid has written or edited more than
20 books, many of which have an international focus. Pelfrey has built a
significant record in international public relations practice, research,
teaching and service.
John Freeman will discuss "Lessons Learned: Five Years of Study
Abroad" at the Photo Marketing Association's 2010 International Trade
Show and Convention in California in Fehbruary



Pelfrey Freeman


Tim Sorel wins two awards for "Reading Safari." (Photo by Steve Johnson)
Sorel documentary a winner
Tim Sorel's "Reading Safari" recently won two juried competitions
in the educational categories: A Gold Telly Award from the People's
Telly Awards and a Silver Davey Award from the International Academy
of the Visual Arts.
The short documentary shows Alachua County third graders learning
to read.
Sorel is in post-production on the feature film, "Ashley Lynn," which
he shot and produced. He's also finishing a feature documentary about
human rights issues in Cambodia.

Lewis wins award
for paper on women's
newsroom acceptance
Norman Lewis won an award for the
second-best article published during the
preceding year in
American Journalism
Review for "From
Cheesecake to Chief:
Newspaper Editors'
Slow Acceptance of
Women." The award
was given during an
American Journalism Lewis
Historians Association meeting.
Kim Walsh-Childers recently
presented "Geographic Differences in
Women's Use of the
Internet for Health and
Cancer Information" at
a biannual gathering of
researchers of Health
Information National
Trend Surveys, The
HINTS Data Users
Conference in Silver Walsh-Childers
Spring, Md.
Walsh-Childers was one of 16
presenters and co-authored the paper with
faculty and a doctoral
student from the UF
College of Medicine
and the College of
Public Health and
Public Professions.
The Public Relations
Review recently
accepted Ron Rodgers' Rodgers
"The Press and Public
Relations Through the Lens of the
Periodicals, 1890 to 1930."

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Molleda authors
two chapters
Molleda co-wrote
two chapters in
Communication in a
Global Age," a book
geared toward
undergraduates Molleda
and graduate students.
Chance, Calvert
address law school
Sandra Chance
and Clay Calvert
recently discussed
First Amendment
issues at the UF
Levin College of
Law. The American
Constitution Society
sponsored the event,
according to FlaLaw Chance
The law school publication quoted
Chance as saying, "For me, the idea of
prohibiting speech that might offend is
in itself offensive."

Betty Hooper, 74
The College extends its deepest
sympathy to the family of retired
advertising faculty member Leonard
(Buddy) Hooper, whose wife Betty
Hooper died of cancer after a two-
year fight with related illnesses. She
was 74.

Richard B. Ward, 67
The College extends deepest
sympathy to the family of Richard
B. Ward, a former captain of
detectives with the Gainesville Police
Department. He died recently at the
age of 67. He was the husband of
Nancy Ward, long-time assistant in
the WUFT-FM station manager's
Dec. 9: Classes end
Dec. 19: Commencement, 2 p.m.
Dec. 21: Grades due
Dec. 25: Christmas Holiday
Dec. 25-Jan.1: Building closed
Jan. 1: New Year's Day Holiday
Jan. 5: Classes Begin
Jan. 11: Drop/Add ends

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