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Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “College Rescinding Admissions Offers as Racial Social Media Posts Emerge” published in The New York Times on July 2.

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Posted: July 4, 2020

The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information today launched a new podcast series called “Why Don’t We Know,” focusing on the lack of transparency from educational institutions. The podcast is produced by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sara Ganim, currently Hearst Fellow at the Center. A preview of the first episode, “More…

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Posted: July 2, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Snapchatting Cheerleader Wins Free-Speech Case at 3rd Circuit” published in courthousenews.com on June 30. The article focuses on a Philadelphia Third Circuit Court ruling that a school violated a cheerleader’s…

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Posted: July 1, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, will participate in the Yale Law School Information Society Project’s (ISP) Virtual Cyber Policy series on July 3. McNealy will speak on Sonic Privacy. This study considers…

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Posted: July 1, 2020

Herbert Lowe, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism lecturer, is the author of the opinion article “Black Professor: My Hope for My Students in Fight for Racial Justice” published on cnn.com on June 29. Lowe shares experiences as a Black man in the U.S. and in an…

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Posted: June 30, 2020

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, was quoted in “Trump’s Twitch Channel Suspended, and Reddit Bans Pro-Trump Online Group” published in USA Today on June 29. The article focuses on the…

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Posted: June 30, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “’Not a Stretch:’ Reality Dictates COVID-19 May Hit College Football Programs” published in The Buffalo News on June 29. The article focuses on the possible effects COVID-19 may have on…

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Posted: June 30, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Assistant Professor Juliana Fernandes has won an $83,000 UF 2020 Research Opportunity Seed Fund Competition award to explore how to detect and address influence tactics in online propaganda.

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Posted: June 30, 2020

A new University of Florida transdisciplinary collaboration has been awarded nearly $50,000 to help reduce colorectal cancer screening inequities affecting African-American patients, by optimizing the delivery of a mobile screening intervention. The project, titled A Sociolinguistic-Enabled Web Application to Precision Health Intervention for African Americans, is funded through a $49,004…

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Posted: June 29, 2020

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced a $50,000 investment to support a project led by Jasmine McNealy, Associate Director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, on a new governance framework for data collected by…

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Posted: June 29, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in media critic Erik Wemple’s column “The Recklessness of Tucker Carlson” published in The Washington Post on June 26. In the column, Calvert comments on the fact-versus-opinion…

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Posted: June 26, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Professor Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, Paul Mena, Ph.D. 2019 and Danielle Barbe are the co-authors of Misinformation on Instagram: The Impact of Trusted Endorsement on Message Credibility” published in Social Media + Society on June 24. In the article, the authors explore how…

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Posted: June 25, 2020