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First Amendment Project News

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “English Department Responds to Use of N-Word in Class” published in The Appalachian on Feb. 29. The article focuses on the use of the N-word in…

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Posted: March 3, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project associate director and Telecommunication associate professor, was quoted in “Fort Pierce Commissioner Jeremiah Johnson, Rick Reed Settle Lawsuit Over Twitter Access” published in TCPalm.com on Feb. 24. The article focuses on Fort Pierce critic…

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Posted: February 25, 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 “OU Professor’s Use of Racial Slur May Not Be Protected, First Amendment Expert Says” publishing in the Oklahoma University Daily on Feb. 14. Calvert comments on…

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Posted: February 18, 2020

Clay Calvert, Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, has been jointly appointed as Professor of Law at the UF Levin College of Law. “This is a natural bridge for me…

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Posted: February 5, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director and Jasmine McNealy, UFCJC Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project associate director and Telecommunication associate professor, will speak at the 2020 Technology, Media & Privacy Law Conference on Feb. 13-14 at the…

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Posted: January 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 “Tulsi Gabbard Sues Hillary Clinton for Defamation” published in the Washington Times on Jan. 22. The article features a $50 million defamation lawsuit filed by the…

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Posted: January 23, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project associate director and Telecommunication associate professor, was quoted in “One State May Become the First to Ban Law Enforcement Use of Genealogy Databases” published on routefifty.com on Jan. 21. The article focuses on the…

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Posted: January 22, 2020

Jasmine McNealy , University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication associate professor, has been named Associate Director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project. The Project is dedicated to current and contemporary issues affecting the First Amendment freedoms of speech, press, thought, assembly and petition. As Associate…

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Posted: January 8, 2020

Mira Lowe, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications assistant dean for student experiences and Innovation News Center director, and Jasmine McNealy, CJC Telecommunication associate professor, are featured in Nieman Lab Predictions for Journalism 2020. The annual edition features predictions for 2020 from “some of the smartest people in journalism…

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Posted: January 6, 2020

Jasmine McNealy , University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication associate professor, will present “An Ecological Approach to Data Governance” for the Data & Society Databites speaker series in New York City on Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. The event also will be livestreamed on Data & Society’s…

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Posted: December 16, 2019

Ten University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty, adjuncts and students were recognized as 2019 Anderson Scholars. Anderson Scholars Faculty  honorees include Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Telecommunication Professor James Babanikos, Rob Hiaasen Lecturer in Investigative Reporting Ted Bridis, Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communications Clay Calvert,…

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Posted: December 13, 2019

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, and Jasmine McNealy, CJC Telecommunication associate professor, are quoted in “First, Do No Harm – But How?” published in Phi Delta Kappan on Nov. 6. The article focuses on requests to remove previously…

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Posted: November 8, 2019