Major Awards in 2023

Major Awards in 2023

Major Awards in 2023

Following are some of the numerous awards CJC received in 2023 for student, professional and academic work. 

Undergraduate Students

(First number represents total awards, second number represents first place or winner awards)


  • American Advertising Federation (AAF) North Central Florida Student Awards: 24, 10 (first place and gold)
  • One Club Award Miami: Merit Award

Journalism and MPMT Awards

  • Hearst Journalism Awards (College): 2nd Overall, 3rd in Writing, 3rd in Multimedia, 4th in Writing, 7th in Photojournalism
  • Hearst Journalism Awards (Students): Intercollegiate: 11, 1; National: 7, 2
  • Broadcast Education Association (BEA) National Rankings: 3rd in News, 5th in Documentary, 7th in Film & Video, 9th in Sports
  • Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists: 16, 13

Public Relations

  • PR Week Outstanding Education Program: 1st
  • PR Week Outstanding Student: 1st
  • PRNEWS Social Impact Awards Student of the Year (Undergraduate)

Graduate Students

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Sandy Utt Excellence in Teaching Award
  • UF Graduate Student Teaching Award
  • Florida Climate Institute Fellow
  • PRNEWS Social Impact Awards Students of the Year (Graduate)

Faculty and Staff Awards

  • AAF North Central Florida Professional Awards: 2 gold, 2 silver, 1 Best of Category
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Advertising Division Distinguished Teaching Award
  • AEJMC News Audience Research Award
  • BEA Festival of Media Arts: Best of Competition: Faculty Film & Video, Best of Competition: Diversity Action Alliance Communicator of Color Documentary
  • Emerald Literati Award for Outstanding Paper
  • International Communication Association (ICA) Top Article in the Ethnicity and Race in Communication Division
  • ICA Best Dissertation Award in the Global Communication and Social Change Division
  • PRNEWS Platinum Special Recognition Award for PR Trainer/Educator of the Year
See more student awards on the CJC website      See more faculty and staff awards on the CJC website