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By Lenore Devore, B.S. Journalism 1984 Clad in stylishly torn white jeans, a yellow T-shirt and blue flip flops, Dara Torres, B.S. Telecommunication 1990, runs onto the football field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and promptly does eight pushups, then quiets the crowd. Putting down the orange-and-blue 2-Bits sign, the…

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Posted: September 6, 2018

Ted Bridis, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Rob Hiaasen lecturer in Investigative Reporting, was quoted in “With Andrew Gillum in the Media Spotlight, FBI Investigation Gets National Attention” published in the Tallahassee Democrat on Aug. 31. The article focuses on coverage of an FBI corruption probe in…

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Posted: September 3, 2018

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program in social media, was quoted in “This is the Social Media Network Most Likely to Incriminate You” published on moneyish.com on Aug. 29. The article focuses on how most employers now check social media…

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Posted: August 31, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “CBS Corp. Subpoenas PR Firm’s Contacts with Journalists in Ongoing Legal Dispute” published on CBSNEWS.com on Aug. 28. The article focuses on an ongoing legal battle…

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Posted: August 30, 2018

Austin Vining, a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student, is the author of “I’m Not Throwing Away My Shot (At Protecting Anonymous Speech)” published in the Orlando Sentinel on Aug. 27. In the commentary, Vining discusses First Amendment protection for anonymous speech. He cites challenges to…

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Posted: August 30, 2018

Alyssa Bethencourt, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication senior, has been selected for the Fox News Campus Ambassador Program at Fox News Channel. Bethencourt is one of 18 college students from across the county to be chosen to represent the Fox News brand on their respective campus…

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Posted: August 30, 2018

Jon Morris, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising professor and UF Research Foundation professor, is co-author of “The Psychological Processes of Mixed Valence Images: Emotional Response, Visual Attention and Memory” accepted for publication in Visual Communications Quarterly. The article, co-authored by Morris, Taylor Wen, Ph.D. 2017, assistant…

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Posted: August 24, 2018

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Rapper Jailed for Song Threatening Police Tries a Free Speech Appeal – and Loses” published in The Washington Post on Aug. 22. The article focuses on…

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Posted: August 23, 2018

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and Bob Graham Center for Public Service Environmental Journalist-in-Residence is the author of the opinion piece, “Can the Caring Middle Save the Environment,” published in the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 17. Barnett focuses on the rising voice of America’s…

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Posted: August 22, 2018

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications and Center for Public Interest Communications (CPIC) director, and Annie Neimand, CPIC research director, shared insights on “What Social, Behavioral and Cognitive Science Tell Us About Building Support to Address Social Determinants,” during…

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Posted: August 22, 2018

by Sofia Arriaga, Journalism 2020 We often use the phrase “It takes a village to raise a child,” to describe upbringing. However, one local man built his own village by uniting those around him and creating a community everywhere he went.     Mohamad Merilan went from attending D-ranked public schools without the promise of…

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Posted: August 22, 2018

By Tracy Wright, B.S. Public Relations 1999 Any Gator basketball fan’s heart will skip a few beats at the mention of Corey Brewer, Taurean Green, Al Horford and Joakim Noah, the stars of UF’s back-to-back national championship team in 2006 and 2007 (not to mention three consecutive SEC championships between…

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Posted: August 20, 2018