College News

Randy Wright, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Division of Media Properties executive director, is the recipient of the 2019 Public Radio Regional Organizations (PRRO) Award for becoming a leader in public safety and emergency messaging by creating the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN). In presenting the…

Read more
Posted: October 17, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Expert Calls JSO Redactions on Duval School Theft Case ‘Unnecessarily Heavy’” published in the Florida Times Union on Oct. 15. The article focuses on a heavily redacted arrest report via…

Read more
Posted: October 16, 2019

Imani Jackson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information legal fellow, is the author of “Mother Nature Can’t Equalize All: Federal Prison Transparency and Environmental Exigencies”  published in the Brechner Report on Oct. 8. Jackson focuses on the Brechner Center’s investigation of how…

Read more
Posted: October 15, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “Government Agencies Can’t Stop Employees from Talking to the Press. Here’s Why” published on Poynter.org on Oct. 15. In the article, LoMonte focuses on government employees being prohibited from…

Read more
Posted: October 15, 2019

Matt Sheehan, managing director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications, is quoted in “No End in Sight for Digital Media Merger Madness Following Vice, Vox and Group Nine Deals” published in TheWrap on Oct. 13. “These moves are emblematic of the…

Read more
Posted: October 15, 2019

Ron Rodgers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor and graduate coordinator, received the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) David Sloan Award for Outstanding Faculty Paper for “Journalism and the Concept of the Constructive.” He also received an Honorable Mention for Book of the Year for…

Read more
Posted: October 15, 2019

Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumni were selected for the U.S. Softball team competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Aubree Munro, B.S. Telecommunication 2017, and Kelsey Stewart, B.S. Telecommunication 2016, along with Michelle Moultri, B.A Business Administration/Sports Management 2012, are the first players from the…

Read more
Posted: October 10, 2019

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was featured in “Following Your Kids on Social Media: Tips for Parents” published in Smart Social on Oct. 7. In the article, Selepak recommends that parents seek information…

Read more
Posted: October 10, 2019

Huan Chen, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, is the co-author of “Big Data is Not the Answer to Everything: Advertising Practitioners’ Perception of Big Data” published in Advertising & Society Quarterly, Volume 20, Issue 3, 2019. Chen, and co-author Brittani Sahm, studied the ramifications…

Read more
Posted: October 10, 2019

Carma Bylund, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations associate professor, is the co-author of “The Professional Interpreter’s Effect on Empathetic Communication in Medical Consultations: A Qualitative Analysis of Interaction” published in Patient Education and Counseling on Oct 1. Bylund, along with Demi Krystallidou and Peter Pype,…

Read more
Posted: October 8, 2019

Benjamin Johnson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, is a co-author of “Issues, Involvement, and Influence: Effects of Selective Exposure and Sharing on Polarizations and Participation” published in Computers in Human Behavior on Oct. 1. Johnson, along with Rachel Neo from the University of Hawaii…

Read more
Posted: October 8, 2019

Government agencies throughout the country are enforcing broad policies forbidding public employees from speaking to the news media without approval, even though federal courts repeatedly have declared such policies unconstitutional, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information documents in a new report. The Brechner Center issue brief, “The First Amendment…

Read more
Posted: October 8, 2019