The Alligator announces new board positions, now accepting applications

The Board of Directors of Campus Communications, Inc., publisher of the Independent Florida Alligator, announces the opening of the following positions: Current Journalist The Board of Directors is seeking a professional journalist currently serving in the editorial side of a newsroom. Alumna or Alumnus The Board of Directors is seeking an Alligator alumna or alumnus with… Continue Reading

From print to the silver screen: FirstLook with Cliff Marks

By Alyssa Fisher For a generation of moviegoers, the FirstLook vignettes that precede a feature have become an integral part of the cinema experience. In fact, for some, the series of behind-the-scenes shorts and commercials are as anticipated as the previews of upcoming films. FirstLook is the brainchild of 1984 The Alligator alumnus Cliff Marks,… Continue Reading

Viva The Independent Alligator: 44 Years of Independence

Today The Independent Florida Alligator celebrates 44 years of independence. February 1, marks not only editorial independence, but financial independence from the University of Florida. Here at the Alligator Alumni Association, we are working to support efforts to continue The Alligator‘s legacy as source of journalistic and professional excellence. Alligator alumni are among notable journalists… Continue Reading

The Alligator Stands Tall Webinar Recap

Thank you everyone who joined us for our first webinar, The Alligator Stands Tall, as part of a larger series Turning the Page: Defining Moments in The Alligator’s History. This first episode in this series was born from comments after Matthew Boedy’s post The Day The Alligator Made Me Realize My Calling: Defending the Public… Continue Reading

Turning the Page Webinar: The Alligator Stands Tall

Turning the Page: Defining Moments in the The Alligator’s History The Alligator Stands Tall Wednesday, January 25, 4 – 5 p.m. ET Dial-in: (515) 604-9588 Access Code: 815796 Online Meeting URL: In 2001, the Society of Professional Journalists recognized The Alligator with its annual First Amendment Award for the paper’s legal battle against the… Continue Reading

Homecoming Open House photos

Last week, The Alligator and the Alligator Alumni Association hosted an Open House during UF Homecoming Weekend. Alumni, current staff and their families explored the new space, reminisced with old friends and met the current staff of the Independent Florida Alligator. These are just a few pictures from the event. If you took photos at the… Continue Reading