College News

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of “Universities Continue to Block Athletes from Talking to the Media. That’s Got to Stop” published on poynter.org on Sept. 23. LoMonte presents highlights of the Brechner Center’s “government gagged”…

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Posted: September 25, 2020

We wanted to reach out to let you know about an exciting fellowship opportunity for diverse college juniors, college seniors, graduate students, and portfolio school students: MAIP. Since 1973, the MAIP Program, now it it’s 47th year, provides diverse students with equitable access to the advertising and marketing industry. This…

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Posted: September 25, 2020

This 12-week internship allows you to work on a business consultation project with mentorship as you visit cooperatives in rural areas across the United States, the Minnesota State Capitol to connect with legislators, and Africa to learn about how nonprofits and agribusinesses are working to advance agriculture. You’ll present your…

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Posted: September 24, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “DeSantis Could Make Florida Protest Laws Harshest in U.S.” published in the Orlando Sentinel on Sept. 23. The article focuses on a new proposal from Gov.…

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Posted: September 23, 2020

Keith Sonderling, B.S. Telecommunication 2005, was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. In this new role, Sonderling will help enforce laws protecting workers from discrimination. Sonderling previously served as the acting administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s…

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Posted: September 23, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Parents Concerned About School COVID-19 Cases Fear Laws May Protect Districts from Disclosing Important Health Information” posted on firstcoastnews.com on Sept. 22 Calvert comments on the…

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Posted: September 23, 2020

The Dow Jones News Fund invites college juniors, seniors and graduate students to apply for paid summer 2021 internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing. The application deadline is Nov. 9. The News Fund will select up to 80 college journalists for internships with news organizations across the country. Those selected will…

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Posted: September 23, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in two articles published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Sept. 21. “Some Schools Withhold COVID-19 Infection Information from Parents, Teachers” focuses on the lack of or limited disclosure of data…

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Posted: September 22, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Associate Director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication Associate Professor, was interviewed on Sept. 16, 2020 about her research on data trusts for the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology. She also discussed equitable…

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Posted: September 22, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Assistant Professor Rachel Grant and Journalism Associate Professor Bernell Tripp will be panelists at the 2020 online American Journalism Historian Association’s (AJHA) National Convention from Oct. 2-3. Grant, Felecia Jones Ross and Earnest Perry will be the panelists for “Black Women,…

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Posted: September 22, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was recently recognized for his efforts to assist with the creation of a Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) resolution against controls on employee speech by government agencies. These controls have led to severe…

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Posted: September 22, 2020

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, will be a featured speaker at the University of Tennessee’s College of Communication and Information’s (CCI) 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Week. Grant’s presentation, “Contextualizing the History of the Black Lives Matter Movement,” will kick off the virtual…

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Posted: September 22, 2020