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After growing up in Tucson, Arizona and marrying a Florida State University graduate, Lt. Col. Marc Vielledent never thought he would call himself a Florida Gator. Now he's pursuing its highest degree.

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Posted: April 9, 2021

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “How Not to Protect Free Speech” published in Popular Information on April 8. The article focuses on Florida House Bill 233. It would require surveys of…

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Posted: April 8, 2021

Clarence Thomas, the first Black person to graduate with a doctorate from the UF College of Journalism and Communications, is retiring from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) after more than 20 years, knowing his legacy will be his advocacy for diversity, inclusion and equity for those around him.

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Posted: April 7, 2021

Four University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) faculty, staff and students will be participating in the BEA 2021 Virtual Annual Conference, to be held April 12-16. BEA is the premiere international academic media organization driving insights, excellence in media production and career advancement for educators, students and…

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Posted: April 7, 2021

Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists were recognized in the 2021 Hearst Journalism Awards Personality/Profile Writing Competition. Journalism seniors Michaela Mulligan and Molly Chepenik were two of the top 20 finalists placing third and nineteenth, respectively. The winning entries featured a personality sketch of an…

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Posted: April 7, 2021

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the co-author of “From After-School Detention to Detention Center: How Unconstitutional School-Disruption Laws Place Children at Risk of Prosecution for ‘Speech Crimes’” published in Lewis and Clark Law Review Vol. 25.1. LoMonte…

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Posted: April 6, 2021

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today announced that it will be changing the name of its Department of Telecommunication to the Department of Media Production, Management, and Technology to better describe the department’s academic and scholarly activities. The name change will be effective as of June…

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Posted: April 6, 2021

The Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida has received funding for two new projects that will offer science-informed tools to build support for COVD-19 vaccination among groups proving to be slower to accept the vaccine. After developing a science-informed communication guide for practitioners to address anticipated…

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Posted: April 6, 2021

Juan Andrade, B.S. Journalism 1986 and Hall of Fame 2021, president and CEO of Everest Re Group, an international insurance and reinsurance company, was featured in “15 CEOs Reflect on Lessons from Their Pandemic Year” published in The Wall Street Journal on April 2. The article focuses on heads of…

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Posted: April 5, 2021

Harrison Hove, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Journalism lecturer, is the recipient of a 2021 Rising Star Award from the UF Center for Teaching Excellence. The Rising Star Awards recognize faculty for their commitment to ongoing educational improvements and excellence. Rising Star faculty participate in professional…

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Posted: April 5, 2021

Mindy McAdams, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism professor and Knight Chair in Journalism Technologies and the Democratic Process, was the speaker for “Implementation of Data Journalism Curriculum in the Classroom” a virtual workshop organized by Journocoders Indonesia for 32 journalism lecturers in Indonesia on March 27.…

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Posted: April 5, 2021

On March 30, 2021, Telecommunication Professor and Director of Media Consumer Research Sylvia Chan-Olmsted discussed new research from her and Advertising Associate Professor Huan Chen, “Fairness in Information Access Through Culturally Competent AI Systems,” at the spring 2021 University of Florida HiPerGator Symposium.

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Posted: April 3, 2021