Clay Calvert

Clay Calvert, Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, has been jointly appointed as Professor of Law at the UF Levin College of Law. “This is a natural bridge for me…

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Posted: February 5, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Tulsi Gabbard Sues Hillary Clinton for Defamation” published in the Washington Times on Jan. 22. The article features a $50 million defamation lawsuit filed by the…

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Posted: January 23, 2020

Ten University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty, adjuncts and students were recognized as 2019 Anderson Scholars. Anderson Scholars Faculty  honorees include Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Telecommunication Professor James Babanikos, Rob Hiaasen Lecturer in Investigative Reporting Ted Bridis, Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communications Clay Calvert,…

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Posted: December 13, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Trump 2020 Flagler Ave. Brick Controversy Shelves NSB Sidewalk Program” published in The Daytona Beach News-Journal on Oct. 26. The article features a New Smyrna Beach…

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Posted: October 29, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Harvard Crimson Pressured by Campus Immigration Activists to Bail on Journalism” published in The Washington Post on Oct. 23. The opinion column by Erik Wemple focuses…

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Posted: October 24, 2019

Media organizations, from time to time, have commissioned outside investigators to examine their coverage of a news story to determine whether that reporting was ethical, reinforced the news outlet’s credibility and justified its actions. But doing so can create unintended legal implications. One of the most prominent recent instances involves…

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Posted: September 19, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says She Has the Right to Block Critics on Social Media – A Court Ruling Against Trump Suggests She Might Not” published in Business…

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Posted: September 4, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Conservative Group Argues First Amendment Should Apply to YouTube” published in The Wall Street Journal on Aug. 27. The article focuses on a lawsuit filed by…

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Posted: August 28, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications was quoted in “Kamala Harris Proposes ‘Red Flag Law’ That Would Allow White Nationalists to Have Their Guns Seized” published on Inquisitr on Aug. 15. The article features presidential…

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Posted: August 22, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Could Red Flag Laws Prevent the Next Massacre?” published in Mother Jones on Aug. 6. The article focuses on a gun control measure known as red…

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Posted: August 7, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is the author of “Appeals Court Rules Against Trump Blocking Critics on Twitter” published in The Conversation on July 9. Calvert comments on the ruling by a federal appeals…

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Posted: July 10, 2019

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is the author of “These Four Letters Spawned Five Supreme Court Opinions” published on CNN.com on June 24. Calvert comments on a recent decision made by the Supreme Court…

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Posted: June 25, 2019