College News

Nicole Harris, B.S. Advertising 2009, an English teacher at Gainesville High School, was named the 2021 Alachua County Public Schools Teacher of the Year during a virtual ceremony hosted by the Education Foundation of Alachua Count on Jan. 22. During her eight-year tenure, Harris has implemented three successful programs including…

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Posted: January 22, 2021

The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information was featured in a letter from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) to President Biden on Jan. 19. In the letter, SPJ President Matthew T. Hall asked for the U.S. government to end restrictions on federal office and agency employees that prohibit them…

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Posted: January 22, 2021

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is featured in an ATTN segment on the First Amendment posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on Jan. 21. Calvert answers questions on what is covered by the First…

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Posted: January 21, 2021

Mackenzie Behm, B.S. Journalism 2020, has been recognized as a Top 20 finalist in the 2021 Hearst Journalism Awards Multimedia Narrative Storytelling competition. Behm placed seventh. Entries in this competition included least three of the following components: writing, photos, audio slideshows, video, animation, graphics or any other visual tools. Entrants…

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Posted: January 15, 2021

Lainey Johnson, B.S. Public Relations 2008, was named a 2020 Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Executive in Marketing. She is employed at Ernst & Young (EY) in Chicago as the Head of Paid Media, Americas Marketing. Previously she served as brand, marketing and communications associate director. In her current position at…

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Posted: January 15, 2021

Accomplished students from all majors, including advertising, business, communications, data science, information technology, journalism, math, production, public relations, etc., are encouraged to apply! (must be current junior, senior, or grad student)   For full eligibility information and further details please follow this link: https://irtsfoundation.org/college-programs/summer-fellowship/

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Posted: January 15, 2021

Undergraduate and graduate students interning for an organization based in the greater DC area (DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia) for the Spring 2021 semester, in-person OR virtual, are welcome to apply. The internship does not need to be for credit. There will be a voluntary section where the applicant can communicate…

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Posted: January 15, 2021

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, participated in a discussion on First Amendment rights with “Good Day DC” anchor Jeannette Reyes. The segment was broadcast on the Washington, D.C. FOX television affiliate on Jan. 13.…

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Posted: January 14, 2021

The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information is now accepting applications for the annual Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Award. The award recognizes outstanding news coverage that promotes transparent, accountable government and is primarily intended to reward journalism that is about the public’s right-to-know and about government secrecy, not…

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Posted: January 14, 2021

Sara Ganim, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Hearst Journalism Fellow, is the author of “Too Many Student Apartments Are Overcrowded Fire Hazards Unfit for 21st Century Life,” an opinion column published on pennlive.com on Jan. 9. Ganim, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist…

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Posted: January 14, 2021

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, was interviewed in “Trump Social Media Ban Will Feature in Future Antitrust Hearing, Says Tech Policy Expert” posted on CNBC.com on Jan. 13. McNealy speaks about…

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Posted: January 14, 2021