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While President Trump enjoys high approval ratings from Republican voters, a new Political Sentiment Poll shows only 12 percent of Republicans are enthusiastic about the President and 21 percent are ambivalent. Similarly, only 14 percent of Democrats are enthusiastic about former Vice President Joe Biden and 27 percent are ambivalent.…

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is the author of  “Everybody Out of the Pool: Recognizing a First Amendment Claim for the Retaliatory Closure of (Real or Virtual) Public Forums” published in the University of Florida Journal of Law…

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “Racial Social Media Posts from Students are Forcing Colleges to Respond” published in Teen Vogue on July 6. The article focuses on schools and universities who…

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Posted: July 7, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Assistant Professor Jay Hmielowski is the co-author of “Media Use, Race, and the Environment: The Converging of Environmental Attitudes Based on Self-Reported News Use” published in Environmental Values July 2020 edition. Hmielowski and Troy Elias from the University of Oregon…

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Sara Ganim, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Hearst Journalism fellow, is the recipient of the Best Documentary Feature award from the June 2020 Festigious International Film Festival for her film “No Defense: The U.S. Government’s War on Water.” The film examines…

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Frank Waddell, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, has received one of two Mass Communication and Society “Top Reviewer” awards. The annual award recognizes a scholar who has done an outstanding job reviewing papers. This year, two scholars were chosen for their service. The award…

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Debbie Treise, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Advertising professor and former senior associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research, is the new Executive Director of the American Academy of Advertising (AAA). In her new leadership position, Treise will work with AAA officers and contractors and will…

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, is featured in “UF Study to Focus on Data Governance” published in The Gainesville Sun on July 1. McNealy received a $50,000 grant from the John…

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “College Rescinding Admissions Offers as Racial Social Media Posts Emerge” published in The New York Times on July 2. The article focuses on schools and universities…

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Posted: July 4, 2020

The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information today launched a new podcast series called “Why Don’t We Know,” focusing on the lack of transparency from educational institutions. The podcast is produced by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sara Ganim, currently Hearst Fellow at the Center. A preview of the first episode, “More…

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Posted: July 2, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in “Snapchatting Cheerleader Wins Free-Speech Case at 3rd Circuit” published in courthousenews.com on June 30. The article focuses on a Philadelphia Third Circuit Court ruling that a school violated a cheerleader’s…

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Posted: July 1, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, will participate in the Yale Law School Information Society Project’s (ISP) Virtual Cyber Policy series on July 3. McNealy will speak on Sonic Privacy. This study considers…

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Posted: July 1, 2020