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A new study has found that manipulating social robots’ facial and kinetic cues can induce medium-to-large-sized effects on users’ social presence and trust. The findings by Kun Xu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Media Production, Management, and Technology assistant professor in emerging media, UFCJC doctoral student…

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Posted: February 2, 2023

Join the Gator Chapter of NABJ for our second GBM of the semester on Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m. in the INC. Learn more about the E-board and all that UFABJ has to offer. See you soon!

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Posted: February 2, 2023

Clay Calvert, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications professor emeritus and former director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, is the author of “Supreme Court Must Step in to Defend the Editorial Rights of Social Media Platforms” published on thehill.com on Jan. 29. Calvert focuses on…

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Posted: February 1, 2023

Angela Bradbery, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications, and Ann Searight Christiano, UFCJC Center for Public Interest Communications director, will participate in an Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) virtual panel on public relations and public interest…

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Posted: February 1, 2023

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Journalism affiliate faculty member Czerne Reid was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2023 class of Lifetime Fellows. The Fellows program, which includes alumni such as Thomas Edison and W.E.B. DuBois, is among the most distinctive in…

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Posted: February 1, 2023

Brand Bowl is back! Come join The Agency and Ad Society for a fun Super Bowl research watch party on February 12, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.! We know the Super Bowl is more than just football– the ads are what draw many of us in. At Brand Bowl participants will…

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Posted: February 1, 2023

Join PICSA for their second GBM of the semester as they welcome Greenpeace USA’s Chief Communications Officer, Jenna DiPaolo. As CCO, DiPaolo is responsible for building strategic communications to promote a sustainable future and prevent lasting effects of the climate crisis. The event will feature a Q&A opportunity with DiPaolo…

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Posted: February 1, 2023

Juliana Fernandes, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, was a member of the “Q &A Research Panel with UF Researchers” discussion during the Florida Undergraduate Research Leadership Summit (FURLS) 2023 on Jan. 28 in the UF Reitz Student Union. Fernandes, Walter O’Dell, Pouya Amelia and…

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Posted: January 30, 2023

Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism professor, is quoted in “Hard News: When Journalists Cover Tragedy” posted on turnto23.com on Jan. 26. The story focuses on National News Literacy Week, a week dedicated to understanding how journalism happens and how it impacts both the people…

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Posted: January 30, 2023

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology lecturer and coordinator of the online master’s program with a specialization in social media, is quoted in “Stop the Scroll: Pressure Builds to Ban TikTok on Florida Campuses” posted on wuft.org on Jan. 20. The…

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Posted: January 30, 2023

The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information today announced that the entry period for the 2023 Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Award, recognizing excellence in news reporting across all media platforms that was aired or published during 2022. Applications are due March 1, 2023, and there is no fee…

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Posted: January 30, 2023

Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) students have been recognized in the 2022-23 Hearst Journalism Awards Explanatory Writing Competition. Journalism senior Katie Delk placed third and Journalism junior Alan Halaly tied for 18th place in the second writing competition of the academic year. Delk was honored…

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Posted: January 26, 2023