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University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Assistant Professor Jay Hmielowski is the co-author of “Media Use, Race, and the Environment: The Converging of Environmental Attitudes Based on Self-Reported News Use” published in Environmental Values July 2020 edition. Hmielowski and Troy Elias from the University of Oregon…

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Frank Waddell, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, has received one of two Mass Communication and Society “Top Reviewer” awards. The annual award recognizes a scholar who has done an outstanding job reviewing papers. This year, two scholars were chosen for their service. The award…

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Instagram continues to be one of the fastest growing social networks and currently has more than one billion users. While Instagram has not been a focus of investigations into misinformation, it has not been immune to bad actors. And the nature of the Instagram platform, for example the inability to link to credible sources, makes establishing authenticity problematic.

 

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Posted: June 30, 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

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

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 moderate a conversation with #BlackLiveMatters founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi on June 25 at 6:30 p.m.

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Posted: June 24, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student Cen “April” Yue  is the lead author of “Examining the Effects of Internal Communication and Emotional Culture on Employees’ Organizational Identification” published in the International Journal of Business Communication on March 31. Yue, Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Men and…

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Posted: June 22, 2020

Myiah Hutchens, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations assistant professor, commented in “Gov. Ivey Has Been Quiet on COVID-19. Does it Matter?” broadcast June 22 on WBHM-FM, the University of Alabama at Birmingham NPR affiliate. The story featured the Alabama governor’s lack of communication during the…

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Posted: June 22, 2020

Jieun Shin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor, is the co-author of “Algorithms and Health Misinformation: A Case Study of Vaccine Books on Amazon” published in Journal of Health Communication on June 14. Shin and Thomas Valente examined how vaccine-related books appear on Amazon, focusing…

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Posted: June 22, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Assistant Professors Jay Hmielowski and Myiah Hutchens are the co-authors of “Communication Behaviors During Presidential Elections: An Examination of Time, Events and Battleground States” published in Public Opinion Quarterly on June 11. In the article, Hmielowski, Hutchens, William Kelvin, David…

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Posted: June 16, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project associate director and Telecommunication associate professor, was a panelist during the virtual CogX 2020 Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI & Emerging Technology on June 9. McNealy, Jonnie Penn and Michael Running Wolf…

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Posted: June 16, 2020

Rita Men, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations associate professor, is the lead author of “’Vision, Passion, and Care:’ The Impact of Charismatic Executive Leadership Communication on Employee Trust and Support for Organizational Change” published in Public Relations Review on June 1. Men, Cen April Yue,…

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Posted: June 7, 2020