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“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

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Professional-in-Residence Mickey Nall, M.A.M.C 1982 and 2009 Alumnus of Distinction, will  receive the 2018 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) David Ferguson Award. The honor, recognizing a PRSA member who has made outstanding contributions to public relations education, will be…

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Posted: October 5, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications online Master’s Degree in Communication is one of the most affordable online programs in the nation and has received the number seven ranking overall by Affordable Colleges Online (AC Online) for 2018. The online degree ranking was based on the quality…

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Posted: October 1, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) alumnus Del Galloway, B.S. Journalism 1981, M.A.M.C 1983 and 2002 Alumni of Distinction, will receive the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Gold Anvil Award, the Society’s highest individual honor recognizing lifetime achievement in public relations. He will receive that award at…

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Posted: October 1, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) has teamed with sports marketing pioneer Dr. Marc Williams and Collegiate Starleague (CSL), the world’s first and largest collegiate esports organization, to develop a pipeline for students interested in the business side of esports. Williams, CEO and founder of Williams…

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Posted: October 1, 2018

Justin Tyler, WRUF-FM brand manager, was quoted in “Radio’s Young Blood Infusion” published in Country Aircheck on Sept. 24. The article focuses the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Properties and hands-on learning opportunities for students. In the article, Tyler provides an overview of the public and…

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Posted: September 28, 2018

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “AC Ken Paxton Joins Court Fight in Defense of Texas Law Requiring Schoolkids to Say Pledge” published in The Dallas News on Sept. 25. The article features Texas Attorney General…

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Posted: September 28, 2018