Trust Consortium News

In this video,  Journalism Assistant Professor and Trust Scholar Frank Waddell discusses his research on technology’s affect on trust in news and increasing bias against and harassment of female journalists.

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Posted: September 15, 2020

Benjamin Johnson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, is the co-author of “Online Products and Consumers: Partisan Ratings and Mechanisms for Affective Polarization” published in Telematics and Informatics on July 19. Johnson and Rachel Neo from the University of Hawaii at Manoa conducted two experiments…

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Posted: August 11, 2020

Despite the emergence of ubiquitous mobile devices and social media, television continues to be the most widely used and trusted platform for information and breaking news on extreme weather, according to recent research from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC). The findings are a result of…

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Posted: August 7, 2020

Frank Waddell, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, is the co-author of “The Impact of Ad Customization and Content Transportation on the Effectiveness of Online Video Advertising” published in the Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising published on July 12. Waddell and co-author…

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Posted: July 28, 2020

Benjamin Johnson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, was selected as one of three special issue editors for “This is (Not) Fine,” an upcoming special issue of Psychology of Popular Media. The special issue will curate research on the collision of current crises and popular…

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Posted: July 21, 2020

The Wakeman Agency announced the launch of The Narrative Justice Project (NJP), a tactical response to the continual misrepresentation and under-representation of people of color in the media. Through this community organizing initiative, people of color around the country will have access to free media training to learn how to…

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Posted: July 14, 2020

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