Jennifer Cox

My Work

As a print journalist segueing into being a University of Florida doctoral student, I am interested in studying the effect new media convergence has had on newsroom culture.

I have worked as a reporter for several newspapers throughout Florida, including The Orlando Sentinel, Treasure Coast Newspapers, and Naples Daily News.

I received my Master's degree in community journalism from the University of Alabama through the Knight Foundation Community Journalism Program. During that time, I developed new media skills, including creating slide shows, Web videos, and how to work with content management systems. I put those skills to work through an internship at's Loudoun Extra, creating multimedia packages for their online edition.

At UF, I teach MMC 2100, Writing for Mass Communication. My hope is to conduct research in and teach new media courses at a university. I plan on graduating with my PhD. in 2011.

Jen & Jeremy

My Life

My husband, Jeremy, and I were married in 2007. He works as the health reporter for the Florida Times-Union. We live in Jacksonville, Fla., with our two dachshunds, Oscar and Nacho.

I grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and went to high school in Raleigh, N.C. I got my undergraduate degrees in journalism and public relations from Appalachian State University in 2002.