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Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, participated in a discussion on First Amendment rights with “Good Day DC” anchor Jeannette Reyes. The segment was broadcast on the Washington, D.C. FOX television affiliate on Jan. 13.…

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Posted: January 14, 2021

The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information is now accepting applications for the annual Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Award. The award recognizes outstanding news coverage that promotes transparent, accountable government and is primarily intended to reward journalism that is about the public’s right-to-know and about government secrecy, not…

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Posted: January 14, 2021

Sara Ganim, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Hearst Journalism Fellow, is the author of “Too Many Student Apartments Are Overcrowded Fire Hazards Unfit for 21st Century Life,” an opinion column published on pennlive.com on Jan. 9. Ganim, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist…

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Posted: January 14, 2021

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, was interviewed in “Trump Social Media Ban Will Feature in Future Antitrust Hearing, Says Tech Policy Expert” posted on CNBC.com on Jan. 13. McNealy speaks about…

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Posted: January 14, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of the essay “Release Police Disciplinary Records in a Timely Manner” published in the Rochester, New York newspaper Democrat & Chronicle on Dec. 30. LoMonte focuses on New York police…

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Posted: January 14, 2021

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer and coordinator of the online master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted in “Parler Fights Back with Lawsuit” posted on West Palm Beach, Florida NBC-affiliate WPTV.com on Jan. 11. The story focuses on the Parler…

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Posted: January 14, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “The Capitol Police Are Not Subject to Freedom of Information Laws. Jan. 6 Could Change That” published on huffpost.com on Jan. 12. The article focuses on the Capitol Police and…

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Posted: January 12, 2021

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Why the First Amendment Can’t Protect Trump on Twitter or Save Parler” published on cnet.com on Jan. 11. The article focuses on the constitutional protection of…

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Posted: January 12, 2021

Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists were recognized in the 2021 Hearst Journalism Awards Competition in the Television Features category. Telecommunication senior Chris O’Brien and Journalism senior Victor Prieto were two of the top 20 finalists placing sixth and twelfth, respectively. The Hearst Journalism Awards…

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Posted: January 12, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger is a co-author of “An Electronic Tool to Support Patient-Centered Broad Consent: A Multi-Arm Randomized Clinical Trial in Family Medicine” published in the Annals of Family Medicine on Jan. 11. Krieger, Elizabeth Golembiewski, Arch Mainous,…

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Posted: January 12, 2021

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer and coordinator of the online master’s program with a specialization in social media, was interviewed in “Big Tech Censorship Expands to President Trump” posted on ntd.com on Jan. 8. Selpak was interviewed about Twitter, Facebook and Instagram banning…

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Posted: January 12, 2021

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “President Trump Permanently Banned from Twitter Over Risk He Could Incite Violence” published in USA Today on Jan. 9. The article focuses on Twitter’s permanent ban…

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Posted: January 11, 2021