College News

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “AC Ken Paxton Joins Court Fight in Defense of Texas Law Requiring Schoolkids to Say Pledge” published in The Dallas News on Sept. 25. The article features Texas Attorney General…

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Posted: September 28, 2018

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online  Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted in “15 Cool Jobs You Could Have in the Future” published in the Reader’s Digest October 2018 edition. Selepak comments on the possible future position of…

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Posted: September 28, 2018

Ron Rodgers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor and graduate coordinator, will participate in a panel on religion and the media and also present a paper on “Baseball and the News” at the annual national convention of the American Journalism Historians Association in Salt Lake…

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Posted: September 28, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Professor Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, was quoted in “The Kavanaugh Controversy Meets Fake News. Real Fake News.” published in The Washington Post on Sept. 21. The opinion piece by Erik Wemple focuses on tweets…

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Posted: September 24, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) has published the fall 2018 edition of the Journal of Public Interest Communications (JPIC), an academic journal dedicated to the theory and science of strategic communication for social change. Volume 2, No. 2, “Public Relations Advocacy: Perspectives from Practice and…

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Posted: September 24, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Professor Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, was quoted in “DeVos’ Strong Words on Suppression of Speech, State of Civics Education“, published in Education Week on Sept. 18. The article covered US. Secretary of Education Betsy…

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Posted: September 18, 2018

In August, a team of 11 multimedia journalists from Noticias WUFT and WUFT News spent a week in Puerto Rico nearly a year after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island. What they saw and heard will be presented in a special 30-minute report to air on WUFT-TV on Sept. 20 at…

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Posted: September 18, 2018

Guardian U.S. and ProPublica with the Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) won the fifth annual University of Florida Awards in Investigative Data Journalism at the 2018 Online News Association (ONA) Online Journalism Awards ceremony on Sept. 14.  The $15,000 prize, the largest offered by the ONA, will be shared by the winners. ProPublica and…

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Posted: September 16, 2018

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program in social media, was quoted in stories about the future of smartphones, why students should consider online education and how student social media use could affect future employment. In “What We Can Expect from the Smartphone of…

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Posted: September 14, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations Department Chair Marcia DiStaso was quoted in “Four Ways to Study Public Relations Online“, published in U.S. News and World Report on Aug. 23. The article discusses the variety of online opportunities to learn about public relations. DiStaso shared that…

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Posted: September 12, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Associate Professor Tim Sorel’s documentary “My Kid is Not Crazy: A search for Hope in the Face of Misdiagnosis”, made its premier in Poland on Sept. 9, the 42nd country to air the award-winning film. The documentary aired on TVNStyle, a…

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Posted: September 11, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Assistant Professor Frank Waddell’s article “When MSNBC or Fox News airs in public places, how do people react?” was published in The Conversation on Sept. 11. The article addresses news consumers’ perception of the influence of news outlets playing in public on…

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Posted: September 11, 2018