Hewletts Establish Student Excellence Endowment and Professorship in Media Production

written by Lauren Martin Jeffrey and Cathy Hewlett recently established the Jeffrey and Cathy Hewlett Endowed Fund for Student Excellence at the College of Communication and Information. The fund of $550,000 will provide support to both undergraduate and graduate students at the College of Communication and Information. This support will be used to fund scholarships, …


A Week in New York: Ad Club and FPRA Take on the Big Apple

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FSU’s Advertising Club and the FSU student chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) packed their bags (and resumes) and flew all the way to New York City for a week filled with networking and fun! The two clubs, though on separate trips, both spent their time in the city visiting leading advertising, marketing, …


Doctoral Students Present Research, Win Awards

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College of Communication and Information doctoral students and faculty members gathered at FSU’s Alumni Center Ballroom for the annual Doctoral Student Research Presentation and Reception on November 5, 2019. Twenty posters from the FSU’s School of Communication, School of Information, and School of Communication Science and Disorders competed for awards. See below for a list …


CCI Alum to History Buff: The Nic Stoltzfus Story

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Elam and Nic Stoltzfus are the ultimate father/son duo. Elam is a Grammy award-winning documentary maker and Nic is an award-winning storyteller. Together they make up the Live Oak Production Group. They focus mostly on making nature documentaries and accompanying coffee-table books. Nic Stoltzfus graduated from CCI’s School of Communication in 2012 and has been …


Facebook: Friend or Foe? Comm Faculty Publish Research

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Professors and graduate students in CCI’s School of Communication recently published a paper researching the positive effects of Facebook. The paper, titled Self-transcendent emotions and social media: Exploring the content and consumers of inspirational Facebook posts, consisted of two different studies. “Results from the quantitative content analysis in Study 1 show that inspirational Facebook posts …


From On-Air to Online: Digital Producer Krista Witiak Introduces New Wave of News Media

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“No one really knows where local news is going to be in 5-10 years,” says Krista Witiak, a recent graduate of the School of Communication. She currently works as a digital reporter and producer for FOX21 in Colorado Springs. Her day-to-day job includes finding stories to report, setting up interviews, filming b-roll, editing film packages, …


Meet Comm Alumna Celia Mott

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“I’ve discovered that when your job is your passion, there’s no turn off button. You will continue to push yourself and explore new opportunities, even in your free time,” says Comm School alumna Celia Mott (’14 Media Communication Studies). While at FSU, Mott discovered her passion for communication and marketing. “I always knew I wanted …