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The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications honored outstanding alumni, faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students during the annual awards ceremony that was presented virtually on April 16. The College honored five alumni who were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020: Edward Aschoff, S. Journalism…

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Posted: April 16, 2021

Spiro Kiousis, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Interim Dean, is the recipient of Florida Public Relations (FPRA) Gainesville Chapter John S. Detweiler, Ed.D., APR, CPRC, Professional of the Year. The award is given to an individual who demonstrates the highest standards of ethics, performance and service to…

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Posted: April 15, 2021

Angela Bradbery, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications, is the author of “Infrastructure? Or Jobs? Controversy Over Name of Biden Proposal Highlights Long Tradition in Politics” published in The Conversation on April 15. Bradbery writes about President Biden’s infrastructure plan and…

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Posted: April 15, 2021

Jim Ross, an adjunct instructor at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and managing editor of the Ocala Star Banner, was a guest on the Florida Spectacular podcast to discuss In Season: Stories of Discovery, Loss, Home, and the Places in Between, the Florida-themed essay collection he…

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Posted: April 15, 2021

Juliana Fernandes, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, is the co-author of “Choice Matters: Responses to Political Information Vary in Randomized vs. Selective Exposure Contexts” published in Mass Communication and Society on March 26. Fernandes, Nicky Lewis and Cheng Hong conducted three studies to examine…

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Posted: April 15, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Cops as ‘Victims’ Court Ruling Means an Officer Like Derek Chauvin Would be Anonymous in Florida” published on floridabulldog.org on April 13. The article addresses how an adverse court ruling…

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Posted: April 14, 2021

Sara Ganim, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Hearst Journalism Fellow, Brechner Center Director Frank LoMonte, and a team students and alumni are the recipients of the 2020 Education Writers Association (EWA) Award in the Smaller Newsroom Public Service category for their…

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Posted: April 13, 2021

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Environmental-Journalist-in-Residence, was quoted in “Don’t Cancel John Muir: But Don’t Excuse Him, Either,” part of the new series “Who Owns America’s Wilderness,” published in The Atlantic on April 12. Barnett talked about confronting the prejudices in John Muir’s famous 1,000…

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Posted: April 13, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Free Speech, Accountability Experts Question Court Ruling That Shields Cops’ Names After Some Shootings” published in the Orlando Sentinel on April 9. The editorial focuses on a Florida court ruling…

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Posted: April 13, 2021

Five University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations students, led by CJC Professional-in-Residence Pat Ford, received first place in the Communications category of the Arthur W. Page Society 2021 Student Case Study Competition. Public Relations seniors Logan White, Kailey Kiss, Ryan Ong, Shiyi Zhou and Public Relations…

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Posted: April 12, 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, is the featured presenter in “Sonic Policy,” a Quello Center Media & Information Policy virtual webinar on April 16 at 11 a.m. McNealy’s presentation is based…

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Posted: April 12, 2021

Jordan Alpert, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, and CJC doctoral student Aantaki Raisa are two of the co-authors of “When Text Simplification is Not Enough: Could a Graph-Based Visualization Facilitate Consumers’ Comprehension of Dietary Supplement Information?” published in JAMIA Open on April 4. Co-authors…

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Posted: April 9, 2021