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First Amendment Project News

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, has received a 2020 Award for Inclusion Research sponsored by Google. Her proposal, “Mutual Aid and Community Engagement: Community-Based Mechanisms Against Algorithmic Bias,” was one of…

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Posted: October 22, 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, has been named a fellow at the UF Levin College of Law Center for Governmental Responsibility (CGR). CGR faculty conduct grant and contract-funded external research on…

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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, commented in “The First Amendment and Florida’s Historic Access to Public Records” broadcast on WESH-TV, the NBC-affiliate in Orlando, on Sept. 25. WESH’s political and government reporter Greg Fox…

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Posted: September 30, 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 “DeSantis Could Make Florida Protest Laws Harshest in U.S.” published in the Orlando Sentinel on Sept. 23. The article focuses on a new proposal from Gov.…

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Posted: September 23, 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

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Associate Director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication Associate Professor, was interviewed on Sept. 16, 2020 about her research on data trusts for the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology. She also discussed equitable…

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Posted: September 22, 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 Erik Wemple’s column “Stop Whining, Alan Dershowitz” published in The Washington Post on Sept. 16. Calvert comments on defense attorney and legal scholar Alan Dershowitz’s libel…

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Posted: September 17, 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 “Court Records Helped Expose Flaws in Florida’s Guardianship System. Industry Lawyers Want to Make Guardianship Court Records Confidential” published in the Orlando Sentinel on Sept. 8.…

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Posted: September 8, 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 “What is QAnon, the Baseless Conspiracy Spilling Into U.S. Politics?” published on Politifact on Aug. 27. The article focuses on QAnon and its followers. QAnon is…

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Posted: August 27, 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 “The Emerging Campus ‘Police State’” published in Commentary magazine on Aug. 24. The article focuses on the variety of precautions and requirements established for students to…

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Posted: August 26, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, comments in “Colleges are Revoking Admissions Offers Due to Racist Posts” posted on today.com on July 31. The article focuses on college admissions being rescinded over racist social media…

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Posted: August 3, 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, served as one of four co-editors for Communication Studies, Volume 71, Issue 3: Communicating Artificial Intelligence (AI); Theory Research and Practice published on July 14. McNealy,…

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Posted: July 22, 2020