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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, comments in “Colleges are Revoking Admissions Offers Due to Racist Posts” posted on today.com on July 31. The article focuses on college admissions being rescinded over racist social media…

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Posted: August 3, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “How Many Healthcare Workers Has COVID Killed? Fla. Says it Has No Data. False, Ex-Data Guru Says” published in the Miami Herald on July 30. The article addresses the state’s…

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Posted: August 3, 2020

Roxane Coche, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Sports Journalism and Communication associate director and Telecommunication assistant professor, is the co-author of “’The Man South Africa Forgot:’ Media Construction and Redemption of Postapartheid Hero Josia Thugwane” published in the Journal of Sports Media, Volume 15, Number 1, Spring…

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Posted: July 29, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty members who were part of a COVID-19 healthy behaviors research team were included in the opinion piece “Looking Out for One Another – Our Shared Responsibility” by UF Vice President for Student Affairs D’Andra Mull. It was published in The Independent…

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Posted: July 29, 2020

Yu-Hao Lee, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication associate professor, is the co-author of “The More the Merrier? The Effects of System-Aggregated Group Size Information on User’s Efficacy and Intention to Participate in Collective Actions” published in Internet Research on July 21. In the article, Lee and…

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Posted: July 29, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, comments in “The Government’s PR Barrier: When Access to Experts is Limited or Banned” published on the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s website on July 27. The article focuses on the directive by…

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Posted: July 28, 2020

Frank Waddell, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, is the co-author of “The Impact of Ad Customization and Content Transportation on the Effectiveness of Online Video Advertising” published in the Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising published on July 12. Waddell and co-author…

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Posted: July 28, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications  alumna Alexa Padron, B.S. Advertising 2020, and Advertising senior Nicole Lopez are the recipients of a 2020 D&AD New Blood Award for their entry “Speak Your Truth” in The LEGO Group Category. The LEGO Group charged students with creating powerful campaigns that…

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Posted: July 28, 2020

Cynthia Morton, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, is the co-investigator for $959,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging – National Institutes for Health (NIA-NIH) to explore how minority family members can potentially influence each other to be involved with healthy aging clinical research…

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Posted: July 23, 2020

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter has received a national PRSSA 2020 Star Chapter Award. The award honors chapter leadership for providing programming and relationship-building opportunities for students. The UF PRSSA Chapter, which was one of the nine original…

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Posted: July 23, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, served as one of four co-editors for Communication Studies, Volume 71, Issue 3: Communicating Artificial Intelligence (AI); Theory Research and Practice published on July 14. McNealy,…

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Posted: July 22, 2020

Benjamin Johnson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, was selected as one of three special issue editors for “This is (Not) Fine,” an upcoming special issue of Psychology of Popular Media. The special issue will curate research on the collision of current crises and popular…

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Posted: July 21, 2020