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University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Professor Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, was quoted in “DeVos’ Strong Words on Suppression of Speech, State of Civics Education“, published in Education Week on Sept. 18. The article covered US. Secretary of Education Betsy…

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Posted: September 18, 2018

In August, a team of 11 multimedia journalists from Noticias WUFT and WUFT News spent a week in Puerto Rico nearly a year after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island. What they saw and heard will be presented in a special 30-minute report to air on WUFT-TV on Sept. 20 at…

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Posted: September 18, 2018

Guardian U.S. and ProPublica with the Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) won the fifth annual University of Florida Awards in Investigative Data Journalism at the 2018 Online News Association (ONA) Online Journalism Awards ceremony on Sept. 14.  The $15,000 prize, the largest offered by the ONA, will be shared by the winners. ProPublica and…

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Posted: September 16, 2018

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program in social media, was quoted in stories about the future of smartphones, why students should consider online education and how student social media use could affect future employment. In “What We Can Expect from the Smartphone of…

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Posted: September 14, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations Department Chair Marcia DiStaso was quoted in “Four Ways to Study Public Relations Online“, published in U.S. News and World Report on Aug. 23. The article discusses the variety of online opportunities to learn about public relations. DiStaso shared that…

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Posted: September 12, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Associate Professor Tim Sorel’s documentary “My Kid is Not Crazy: A search for Hope in the Face of Misdiagnosis”, made its premier in Poland on Sept. 9, the 42nd country to air the award-winning film. The documentary aired on TVNStyle, a…

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Posted: September 11, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Assistant Professor Frank Waddell’s article “When MSNBC or Fox News airs in public places, how do people react?” was published in The Conversation on Sept. 11. The article addresses news consumers’ perception of the influence of news outlets playing in public on…

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Posted: September 11, 2018

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author “How Communities Can Increase Civic Engagement by Protecting Their Student Journalists’ Rights to Express Themselves” published in the Brown University Journal, “Reimagining a 21st Century Democracy,” Volume 1, 2018. In the…

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Posted: September 11, 2018

Manoucheka Celeste, B.S. Journalism 2003, M.A.M.C 2005, University of Florida Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research assistant professor, is the recipient of the prestigious 2018 Diamond Anniversary Book Award from the National Communication Association. Celeste was honored for, Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the African Diaspora: Travelling Blackness,…

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Posted: September 10, 2018

Dr. Marc Williams will serve as a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Hearst Visiting Professional from Sept. 17-21, meeting with and speaking to Journalism and Advertising faculty and students. Over the past 25 years, Williams has been widely regarded as a sports marketing pioneer and is one…

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Posted: September 10, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ WUFT-FM -and South Carolina ETV (SCETV)/South Carolina Public Radio have formed a partnership to provide heightened hurricane, tropical storm and other weather emergency content to South Carolina residents and visitors across the state. Available immediately, listeners to South Carolina Public Radio…

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Posted: September 10, 2018

In partnership with the University of Florida, Walt Disney Company announced that they will pay full tuition for eligible employees who pursue online bachelor’s degrees in Public Relations or Telecommunication from the UF College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC). The partnership between UF Online and The Walt Disney Company will…

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Posted: September 6, 2018