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Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Cities, Legislatures Learn to Govern by Conference Call” published on pewtrusts.org on March 26. The article focuses on how the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated the use of remote video conferencing…

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Posted: March 30, 2020

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information and Center director Frank LoMonte were cited in “Federal Health Agencies Block reporters access to COVID-19 Experts and Information” published on healthnewsreview.org. The article focuses on journalists who are experiencing impeded access to COVID-19 experts…

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Posted: March 27, 2020

Christina Morales, a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism senior and The Independent Florida Alligator editor-in-chief, was quoted in “Their College Year Upended, Gen Z Journalists Keep Breaking News on Coronavirus (Some from Home)” published in The Washington Post on March 18. The article focuses on how…

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Posted: March 19, 2020

Julie Frey, B.S. Public Relations 1994, will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications on March 27 as the inaugural director of the Office of Careers and Corporate Partnerships (OCCP), a new initiative created to expand employment opportunities for new and recent graduates. Frey will join the…

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Posted: March 17, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumna Daniela Dimitrova, Ph.D. 2003, and Iowa State University Greenlee School of Communication professor, has been named editor of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. Dimitrova’s research focuses on political communication and she has published extensively in journals such as Communication Research, Journalism & Mass…

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Posted: March 10, 2020

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) today announced that Diane McFarlin will be retiring from the role of Dean at the end of 2020. McFarlin will have served eight years as the College’s leader. “This decision has not been an easy one,” said McFarlin, a 1976…

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Posted: March 9, 2020

Janice Krieger, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center director, is the recipient of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) 2020 Technology Award. The award recognizes individuals or groups who have distinguished themselves by applying innovative, non-commercial technology in health education that can be…

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Posted: March 6, 2020

Matt Sheehan, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications managing director and Journalism lecturer, was quoted in “States Launch ‘Trusted Information’ Efforts Against Fake News on Social Media” featured on CNN on March 3. The story focused on the escalation of social media misinformation…

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Posted: March 4, 2020

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, was featured in “Communication Tools Support Breast Cancer Prevention Efforts” published in NIEHS News Environmental Factor March 2020 edition. Fisher’s NIH/NIEHS R21 grant funded research project, in collaboration with Kevin Wright from George Mason University, showed how…

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Posted: March 4, 2020

Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism professor, is the co-author of “Restoring Trust in Journalism: An Education Prescription” published in Journalism & Mass Communications Educator on Feb. 25. Childers and co-authors Katherine Reed and Kenneth Fischer studied new challenges to journalism education and ways to…

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Posted: March 4, 2020

Norman Lewis, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor, Mindy McAdams, CJC Journalism professor and Knight Chair in Journalism Technologies and the Democratic Process, and Florian Stalph are the authors of “Data Journalism” published in Journalism & Mass Communication Educator on Feb. 25. The authors offered…

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Posted: March 3, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “English Department Responds to Use of N-Word in Class” published in The Appalachian on Feb. 29. The article focuses on the use of the N-word in…

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Posted: March 3, 2020