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University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Associate Professor Tim Sorel’s film, “My Kid is Not Crazy: A Search for Hope in the Face of Misdiagnosis,” was nominated for a National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Suncoast Chapter Regional Emmy Award in the Topical Documentary category.…

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Posted: October 19, 2018

Wayne Wanta, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism professor, is the recipient of a UF Foundation Preeminence Term Professorship. He was recognized for his research and outstanding record of accomplishment. Wanta is internationally known for his research in political communication and media effects, with 200 refereed publications…

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Posted: October 19, 2018

Dania Alexandrino, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovation News Center Spanish-language news manager, recently traveled to El Salvador to teach a two-day workshop for the Savadoran Radio Broadcasters Association in San Salvador. The workshop, for radio and television journalists, focused on maintaining relevance and producing valuable news…

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Posted: October 19, 2018

Wayne Wanta, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism professor, is an insulin-dependent diabetic who travels extensively to lecture and deliver research presentations. His efforts to successfully keep diabetes from interfering with his work were saluted by the UF International Center UF Global Oct. 15 newsletter during National…

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Posted: October 18, 2018

By Lenore Devore , B.S. Journalism 1984 Bhakti Sharma set a world record for swimming in the 34-degree waters of Antarctica, left her family behind, moved to the United States by herself to attend college, and has given motivational speeches to thousands of people. But competition scares her. The 28-year-old…

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Posted: October 16, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications inducted 155 alumni into the College’s new Hall of Fame during its 50th Anniversary Gala celebration on Oct. 12, 2018. The Hall of Fame honors alumni who have excelled in their careers.  Inductees include best-selling author Michael Connelly, Pulitzer Prize winner…

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Posted: October 16, 2018

“Saving Student Newsrooms,” a resolution for support proposed by Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was approved at the annual Excellence in Journalism 2018 conference from Sept. 27-29 in Baltimore. Excellence in Journalism, a joint effort between the Society…

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Posted: October 12, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications graduate student Amanda Sams Bradshaw was the team leader for “It Takes a Village,” one of six finalist presentations at the Misinformation Solutions Forum sponsored by the Rita Allen Foundation at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 4. Bradshaw was…

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Posted: October 12, 2018

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, offers a “pro” position on the First Amendment and conspiracy theories in “Conspiracy Theories” published in CQ Researcher. LoMonte states that the numbing bombardment of hateful speech polluting our public discourse understandably tempts…

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Posted: October 12, 2018

The University of Florida has awarded $1.25 million to launch the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology, an initiative that will address declining trust driven, in part, by the manipulation of powerful new technology and social networks. The Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology (CTMT) will be housed…

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Posted: October 10, 2018

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists were selected to participate in a collaborative midterm elections video project hosted by The Washington Post and Instagram. Journalism senior Bailey LeFever, Journalism junior Mackenzie Behm and Telecommunication senior Veronika Vernachio worked with Washington Post editors to produce an…

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Posted: October 5, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Assistant Professor Jasmine McNealy’s article “Newsworthiness, The First Amendment, and Platform Transparency” was featured in “First Amendment News’ 200th edition” published on Concurring Opinions on Sept. 20. McNealy was one of 15 women in various professions invited to draft an original…

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Posted: October 5, 2018