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Heading home with groceries recently in Gainesville, Florida, I darted my car onto a street in front of an oncoming SUV. A second later, there was a sheriff’s deputy behind me. No reason to believe he even noticed me, but yet my back stiffened in fright. With black men up to…

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Posted: July 14, 2020

Samantha Page, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center post-doctoral associate, Jordan Alpert, Advertising assistant professor, and Carma Bylund, Public Relations associate professor and associate professor in the Division of Hematology & Oncology at the UF College of Medicine, are the co-authors of “Fatalistic Cancer…

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Posted: July 10, 2020

Eastern and Western medical knowledge can inform each other in the treatment of people in Asia across a wide range of health issues. A new book, Expanding Horizons in Health Communication: An Asian Perspective, brings together health communication scholars from diverse disciplines to present an innovative investigation of Eastern and…

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Posted: July 9, 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 a contributor to UCLA’s Promise Institute of Human Rights and the Center for Critical Internet Inquiry publication Human Rights, Racial Equality & New Information Technologies:…

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Posted: July 8, 2020

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, is the co-author of “Helping Mothers and Daughters Talk About Environmental Breast Cancer Risk and Risk-Reducing Lifestyle Behaviors” published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health on July 2. Fisher and co-authors Kevin Wright,…

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Posted: July 8, 2020

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