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QUALIFICATIONS: Enrolled at UF for at least 6 credit hours per semester for duration of internship Have completed at least 2 semesters at UF Be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher) Interns will be expected to commit up to 10 hours per week to their position with the…

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Posted: August 6, 2020

Many technology companies like Amazon and Facebook use algorithms to determine what content should be presented to users based on their previous behavior and preferences.  Search algorithms are also a key determinant of what information is presented. Platform search results are one of the main ways people retrieve and believe…

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Posted: August 5, 2020

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer and coordinator of the online Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted in “Here’s Why Microsoft Wants to Buy TikTok and What Trump Has to Do With It” published in USA Today on Aug. 4.…

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Posted: August 5, 2020

Ron Rodgers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor, is the author of The Social Awakening’s Resonance in a Time of Inflection, Infection and Insurrection – a research essay to accompany the publication of “The  Social Awakening and the News: A Progressive Era Movement’s Influence on Journalism and…

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Posted: August 5, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, and Sara Ganim, Brechner Hearst Journalism fellow, were interviewed for episode 20 of “The Intercollegiate” on Aug. 3. The interview featured the new Brechner podcast, “Why Don’t We Know,” and the first installment,…

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Posted: August 4, 2020

A consortium of student reporters from seven journalism schools including the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) produced “Nowhere to Go,” focusing on the plight of the homeless in the U.S. Originally published in May on wuft.org, the Associated Press will now handle national distribution of the…

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Posted: August 4, 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

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “How Many Healthcare Workers Has COVID Killed? Fla. Says it Has No Data. False, Ex-Data Guru Says” published in the Miami Herald on July 30. The article addresses the state’s…

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Posted: August 3, 2020

Roxane Coche, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Sports Journalism and Communication associate director and Telecommunication assistant professor, is the co-author of “’The Man South Africa Forgot:’ Media Construction and Redemption of Postapartheid Hero Josia Thugwane” published in the Journal of Sports Media, Volume 15, Number 1, Spring…

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Posted: July 29, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty members who were part of a COVID-19 healthy behaviors research team were included in the opinion piece “Looking Out for One Another – Our Shared Responsibility” by UF Vice President for Student Affairs D’Andra Mull. It was published in The Independent…

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Posted: July 29, 2020

Yu-Hao Lee, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication associate professor, is the co-author of “The More the Merrier? The Effects of System-Aggregated Group Size Information on User’s Efficacy and Intention to Participate in Collective Actions” published in Internet Research on July 21. In the article, Lee and…

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Posted: July 29, 2020

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. It’s also the leading cause of death for women globally. But educational information that doesn’t take into account cultural differences among women may not be as effective as communication embracing those differences. University of Florida College of…

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Posted: July 29, 2020