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Vaping has skyrocketed over the past several years, particularly among 18–24-year-olds, and the effects can be negative. Social media has become a major channel for promoting vaping, and new research examines the characteristics of these promotional social media posts.

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Posted: May 14, 2021

Iman Zawahry, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer, and her new film are featured in “UF Lecturer’s New American Muslim Rom-Com, ‘Americanish,’ to Premiere May 23” published in the The Gainesville Sun on May 13. “Americanish” is the first American Muslim romantic comedy made by American…

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Posted: May 13, 2021

Ellen O’Connor, B.S. Advertising 1987, was named one of Orlando Magazine’s “Women of the Year” for 2021. She was one of 23 individuals honored for their commitment to Orlando and for making a difference in the lives of people each day. O’Connor is the Executive Director of Dave’s House in…

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Posted: May 13, 2021

Does social media use lead to greater life satisfaction or self-esteem? Does it lead to better moods? When does social media use lead to positive or negative emotional responses? This research explores the specific motives behind social media use in order to determine its actual effects.

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Posted: May 13, 2021

Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists have qualified for the 2021 Hearst Journalism Awards Program National Championships. Telecommunication senior Chris O’Brien and Journalism senior Victor Prieto will compete in the Television and Multimedia categories, respectively. The virtual National Championship will be held from June 5-14.…

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Posted: May 12, 2021

Benjamin Johnson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, CJC doctoral students Susanna Lee and Ben Vollmer and Cen April Yue, Ph.D. 2020, are the authors of “Impartial Endorsements: Influencer and Celebrity Declarations of Non-Sponsorship and Honesty” published in Computers in Human Behavior on May 6. The authors studied…

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Posted: May 12, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “Cameras Might Alter Courtroom Behavior: Maybe That’s the Point” published in the American Bar Association magazine Litigation on May 6. In the article, LoMonte traces the history of the…

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Posted: May 12, 2021

Kalisha Whitman, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovation News Center senior TV news manager, will be one of seven instructors for the virtual Dow Jones News Fund HBCU Digital Media Institute from May 26-28. The Institute consists of three days of training in digital media to increase…

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Posted: May 12, 2021

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has received top rankings for various residential and online degree programs from Business Degree Central. The 2021 rankings include: 1st in Most Popular Online Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region 1st in Most Popular Online Public…

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Posted: May 12, 2021

Health care issues in the U.S. continue to increase, while trust in journalism continues to decrease.  Despite these challenges, there is a unique opportunity for journalists to not only take back credibility and audience trust, but to impact overall public understanding of health policy and issues.

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Posted: May 11, 2021

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Online Master’s Program (UF CJC Online) has earned certification from Quality Matters (QM) for five courses. The QM Certification Mark is the internationally recognized symbol of online and blended course design quality. The following UF courses are the first to be…

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Posted: May 10, 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, is quoted in “Trump Beats Facebook No Matter How Panel Rules, Experts Say” published on newsmax.com on May 5. The article features a decision by…

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Posted: May 10, 2021