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University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists, alumni and staff from WUFT-TV/FM and Noticias WUFT were honored in the 25th annual Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Sunshine State Awards competition. A total of 18 awards were received in both professional and student divisions for work on radio,…

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Posted: July 22, 2019

Imani Jackson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information legal fellow, is the author of “Nicki Minaj Takes Stand for Human Rights, Pulls Out of Saudi Arabia Music Festival” published in Essence on July 12. Jackson writes about the hip hop and pop…

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Posted: July 18, 2019

Roxane Coche, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Sports Journalism and Communication associate director and Telecommunication assistant professor, was interviewed about the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sports Focus on 97.9 FM The Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. During the podcast, University of North Carolina Journalism…

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Posted: July 18, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is the author of “Appeals Court Rules Against Trump Blocking Critics on Twitter” published in The Conversation on July 9. Calvert comments on the ruling by a federal appeals…

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Posted: July 10, 2019

Yu-Hao Lee, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor, is the author of “Older Adults’ Digital Gameplay, Social Capital, Social Connectedness, and Civic Participation” published in Games Studies, Volume 19, Issue 1, May 2019. According to the study, “Results showed that older adults who played alone…

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Posted: July 9, 2019

Jieun Shin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor, is the co-author of “Convergence or Divergence: Exploring Different Mechanisms Driving Children’s Rights Organizations’ Offline Versus Online Interorganizational Alliance Building” published in Telematics and Informatics, Volume 42, Sept. 2019. Shin, and co-author Wenlin Liu, studied how technology…

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Posted: July 9, 2019

Spiro Kiousis, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications executive associate dean, is the co-author of “Mediated Public Diplomacy in the Digital Age: Exploring the Saudi and the U.S. Governments’ Agenda-building During Trump’s Visit to the Middle East” published in Public Relations Review on June 29. Kiousis and CJC…

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Posted: July 5, 2019

Ron Rodgers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor and graduate coordinator, is the author of “Lincoln’s Messengers:  Norman Hapgood’s and Ida Tarbell’s Biographies of the ‘Great Soul’ at the Dawn of the Progressive Era” published in Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900-present), Spring…

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Posted: June 28, 2019

Yu-Hao Lee, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor, is the co-author of “Training Law Enforcement Officers to Identify Reliable Deception Cues with a Serious Digital Game” published in the International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2019. Lee, and co-authors Claude Miller, Norah Dunbar, Mathew Jensen, and…

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Posted: June 28, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) announced today that marketing veteran Laurent Burman has been named Consulting Executive Director of The Agency, the College’s strategic communication agency staffed by students under the guidance of a team of professionals and faculty. Burman is co-founder of BlueHive, a…

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Posted: June 27, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is the author of “These Four Letters Spawned Five Supreme Court Opinions” published on CNN.com on June 24. Calvert comments on a recent decision made by the Supreme Court…

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Posted: June 25, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Advertising Assistant Professor Huan Chen and Telecommunication Assistant Professor Jasmine McNealy have been granted tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor. Chen joined UFCJC in 2015 as an assistant professor in the Advertising Department. This past year, she was…

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Posted: June 25, 2019