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SuperWeek 2016
Storytellers, journalists, scholars, strategists and artists descended on Gainesville Feb. 22 – 27 for SuperWeek 2016 -- five events including the CJC Research Symposium, frank gathering, frank (scholar), Changeville and Journalism Interactive.
frank 2016
Gainesville was once again the destination for people of purpose – a place where movement builders from all over the world met to hear from changemakers on the front lines and to build lasting connections. Click here for a recap of this year’s gathering.  And click here to see videos of all frank Talks and festivities.  You can also search for #frank2016 on Twitter to see insights shared.
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Journalism Interactive 2016
It was CJC’s turn to host this year’s Journalism Interactive, an event for digital journalism educators who participate in the national discussion around the future of journalism education.  Recapture the moments in our YouTube playlist or on Storify.
CJC Research Symposium and Idea Exchange
The College hosted its first symposium, an opportunity for students and faculty to showcase and discuss their latest research.  More than 30 scholars participated and the abstracts for the research they shared have been aggregated in this digital publication.
  CJC 2020  
  The College completed the first phase of CJC 2020 – its four-year strategic plan. On March 1, we delivered a strategic framework to UF Administration, outlining five major goals and supporting strategies. The next phase will flesh out each strategy and identify operational and financial issues to address. We will be reaching out to alumni as part of this process to get your input.
More to come.
Tom Kelleher
  Defining Moments
  Dean's Message
  Tom Kelleher (MAMC ’96, PhD ’99)
CJC Advertising Department Chair
  Summer internships are often remembered as grueling unpaid work. For Tom Kelleher, now chair of the CJC Advertising Department, he remembers his summer internships as defining moments in his life.
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Alumni Honors  
Dean's Message  

CJC will honor four Alumni of Distinction at its annual awards banquet on April 4. The 2016 honorees are:

  • Charles N. Davis, PhD 1995, dean of the University of Georgia Henry W. Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Adrian Dennis, BS Journalism, 1993, staff photographer for Agence France-Press (AFP)
  • Erin B. Hart, BS Journalism, 1991,  managing director of Spitfire Strategies
  • Gale V. King, BS Journalism, 1983, executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Nationwide Insurance.
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The Four 2016 Alumni of Distinction
(Clockwise, from top left) Charles Davis, Erin B. Hart, Adrian Dennis, Gale V. King
Lainey Johnson Garcia   Lainey Johnson Garcia, BS Public Relations, 2008, has been named a UF Outstanding Young Alumni. She is the brand public relations manager at McDonald’s USA, responsible for developing and leading strategic communication campaigns to effectively reach and engage defined audiences. Lainey will receive the award at a ceremony on April 8.
Roll Call
Robert “Bob” Bobber Jr., BS Journalism, 1971
is president of RJ Publishing Solutions where he handles small publications. Bobber retired after more than 30 years in newspaper circulation.
Bob Morris, BS Journalism, 1975
is president of Story Farm, a custom publishing company for restaurants, chefs, museums, resorts, and even the average travel noire. Story Farm also offers public relations and marketing. Morris has written five mystery novels set in the Caribbean and Florida.
Ron Rothberg, BS Advertising, 1985
is the digital media manager Mid-South Region for Comcast Spotlight, the Ad Sales Division of Comcast.
Bonnie Solloway, BS Advertising
is the executive producer for the First Coast News WTLV NBC12/WJXX ABC25 show “The Chat.”
Jackii Molsick, BS Advertising, 1979
is a signature member of the Florida Watercolorist Society. She teaches classes at her studio named Jackii Molsick Fine Art.
Marc Lubet, BS Journalism, 1969
is a judge for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Orange County. Previously he was a defense lawyer for 32 years.
Two Public Health and Environmental Journalism Heroes visit CJC
One seemingly small story can make a big impact in helping the public understand environmental complexities such as pollution and public health. Dan Fagin and Curt Guyette told their stories to CJC students and frank 2016 conference attendees. Dan Fagin’s book, Toms River, tells the tale of chemical pollution and a childhood cancer cluster in a tiny town. ACLU Michigan investigative reporter Curt Guyette helped organize water testing in Flint homes that showed some contained lead levels high enough to meet the federal definition of “toxic waste.”
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CJC Launches Two New Online Graduate Certificates

The College has launched two new online graduate certificates:  Cross Media Sales and Communicating Value and Web Conversion.  The Cross Media Sales Certificate, inspired and sponsored by CJC alumnus Stanley Schwartz, BS Advertising, 1962, is targeted at sales executives working at a digital or traditional agency and in direct media sales and marketing and designed to deliver experience and real-world application to improve their sales skills and performance.  

The Communicating Value and Web Conversion Certificate is targeted at professionals working in marketing, online sales, web conversion, digital advertising, fund raising and nonprofit work, freelance and consulting.  Developed in partnership with MECLABS Institute, the program is designed to provide skills in attracting digital audiences, increasing ROI and optimizing campaigns.

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