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University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists and alumni from WUFT-TV/FM, Noticias WUFT and The Independent Florida Alligator were honored in the 23rd annual Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Sunshine State Awards competition. Honors were received in both professional and student divisions for work on radio, television,…

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Posted: July 25, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert is quoted in “ACLU Calls on LePage to Stop Censoring Posts to His Facebook Page” published in the Portland Press Herald on July 24. The article focuses on Maine’s Governor Paul LePage and…

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Posted: July 25, 2017

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was featured in “How Dangerous is President Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Rhetoric” published on HuffingtonPost.com on July 22. Selepak comments on the rise of non-traditional online “news sources” and…

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Posted: July 24, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Chair Marcia DiStaso published a study summary on the Institute for Public Relations website on July 18. The study presentation was made at the 2017 International PR Research Conference. “Trends in Purpose: How Companies Are Changing the World by Doing…

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Posted: July 24, 2017

Rich Preuss, B.S. Telecommunication 1996, is the co-executive producer for an on-line program nominated for a 2017 primetime Emmy Award from the Television Academy. ”The Oscars: All Access” was nominated in the Original Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within an Unscripted Program category. The winners will be announced on Sept.…

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Posted: July 24, 2017

Frank LoMonte, incoming director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, was featured in “Breaking the Back of Hazelwood: A Press Lawyer’s Decade-Long Campaign” published on Poynter.org on July 17. The article focuses on the 2007 North Dakota John Wall New…

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Posted: July 17, 2017

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online  Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was featured in “Why Franchises That Don’t Feature Capes or Tights Are Washing Out at the Box Office” published on CNBC.com on July 15. In the article, Selepak…

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Posted: July 17, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project was featured in “10 Overlooked Press Groups That Deserve Support,” published in the Columbia Journalism Review on July 14. In the article, Clay Calvert, Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication and Project director, comments on…

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Posted: July 17, 2017

  Yulia Stekalova, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications research assistant professor and director of Grants Development, is the author of “Defining Research: The Effect of Linguistic Choices on the Intentions to Participate in Clinical Research” published on June 7 in Clinical Nursing Research. In the article, Strekalova…

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Posted: July 12, 2017

  Clay Calvert, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication and director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, is the author of “First Amendment Lawsuit Says President Trump Can’t Block Twitter Followers He Doesn’t Like” published in The Conversation on July…

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Posted: July 12, 2017

 Lisa Hope, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Distance Education Marketing and Engagement Director, is the recipient of the 2017 TMT Businesswoman of the Year Award for Best Academic Marketing Director, Southeast U.S. and Best Academic Media Institution, Southeast U.S. The TMT (Technology, Media, Telecoms) Award winners are…

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Posted: July 11, 2017

Mindy McAdams, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism professor and Knight Chair of Journalism Technologies and the Democratic Process, authored  “What Educators Should Understand About Code and Journalism” published in MediaShift on July 10. In the article, McAdams focuses on building a better digital experience to create…

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Posted: July 10, 2017