Austin Vining

The presidential election of 2016 brought with it multiple accusations of so-called fake news, along with actual examples of fictional stories, such as one that spawned a real-life shooting at a Washington, D.C. pizzeria. With a flood of information from countless sources, it’s increasingly challenging to combat fake news and…

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Posted: April 27, 2018

Austin Vining, a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student, is the author of “Kids These Days: Are They Really Worse?” published in the Orlando Sentinel on April 4. In the commentary, Vining discusses whether today’s kids have worse behavior and morals than kids did decades ago.…

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Posted: April 10, 2018

Clay Calvert, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project director, and Austin Vining, J.D./Ph.D. student, co-authored an article included in the fall issue of the First Amendment Law Review published by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. “Filtering Fake News Through a Lens…

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Posted: March 30, 2018

By Austin Vining The federal government recently established a department tasked with identifying truth. Department officials search for errors in news, entertainment, the arts and books and fix them — all according to what they believe to be true. While this scenario plays out in George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” it’s…

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Posted: June 21, 2017

“Austin Vining: Ministry of Truth a Looming Danger” was published in The Gainesville Sun on April 27. Vining, a graduate research fellow with the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is a former reporter for The Vicksburg Post. Vining comments…

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Posted: May 19, 2017