The College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida will be under new leadership in 2013. Diane McFarlin, publisher of the Herald-Tribune Media Group in Sarasota, assumes her position as dean on January 1st. She is a 1976 graduate of the college. McFarlin succeeds Dr. John Wright, who will return to the faculty in 2013. Mc Farlin talked with WUFT-FM news director Tom Krynski about her appointment.
Backers tout Amendment 1 on the November ballot as a consumer protection measure, but critics and editorial boards malign the effort as an attempt to hinder the development of alternative fuels.