COVID-19 Updates

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Florida Wants $17,000 to Release Documents About COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout” published on vice.com on Jan. 5. The article focuses on the Florida Department of Health’s large monetary request to turn…

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Posted: January 6, 2021

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications director, and Jack Barry, a post-doctoral research associate for the Center, were featured in the GovExec Daily podcast “Establishing Public Trust in a Vaccine” on Dec. 7. Christiano and Barry discuss how officials can promote…

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Posted: December 8, 2020

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications director, and Jack Barry, a post-doctoral research associate for the Center, are the authors of “Coronavirus Vaccines: Health Experts Identify Ways to Build Public Trust” published on The Conversation on Nov. 24. Christiano and Barry…

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Posted: November 25, 2020

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications director, and Jack Barry, a post-doctoral research associate for the Center, collaborated with four scholars for “An Urgent Plea to Philanthropy: Help Us Persuade People to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine” published in The Chronicle of…

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Posted: November 20, 2020

Benjamin Johnson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, is the co-author of “Media for Coping During COVID-19 Social Distancing: Stress, Anxiety and Psychological Well-Being” published in Frontiers in Psychology on Nov. 10. Johnson, Allison Eden, Leonard Reinecke and Sara Grady, using data from a cross-sectional…

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Posted: November 10, 2020

“Unmuted: What Works, What Doesn’t, and How We Can All Do Better When Working Together Online” is a new report released by The Goodman Center in partnership with  the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications (CPIC) and a consortium of non-profit organizations. With…

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Posted: October 19, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Parents Concerned About School COVID-19 Cases Fear Laws May Protect Districts from Disclosing Important Health Information” posted on firstcoastnews.com on Sept. 22 Calvert comments on the…

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Posted: September 23, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in two articles published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Sept. 21. “Some Schools Withhold COVID-19 Infection Information from Parents, Teachers” focuses on the lack of or limited disclosure of data…

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Posted: September 22, 2020

University of Florida STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger and a team of researchers have been awarded a $152,492 supplement to the $3.04 million  grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is testing the efficacy of using virtual technology to increase colorectal cancer screening among rural and…

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Posted: September 14, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Here’s Why You Won’t See Reporting from Inside Seattle-Area Virtual Classrooms This Week” published in The Seattle Times on Sept. 4. Thousands of Washington children returned to schools – mostly…

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Posted: September 8, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Nearly Half of Power 5 Won’t Disclose COVID-19 Test Data” posted on ESPN on Sept. 3. The story features the lack of or limited disclosure of positive COVID-19 test results…

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Posted: September 4, 2020

UF amends its policy on essential travel approval. Essential travel directly connected to assigned university duties will be approved by the Dean of a College (or analogous Director in certain units), a Senior Vice President, or Vice President. 

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Posted: May 13, 2020