Clay Calvert

Clay Calvert, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication and director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, was named a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor for 2017-2020. UFRF Professors are faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and…

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Posted: April 13, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and graduate students presented papers and received awards at the 48th annual AEJMC Southeast Colloquium at the Texas Christian University Bob Schieffer College of Communication. The Colloquium is the oldest and most successful regional journalism and mass communication meeting. Clay Calvert,…

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Posted: April 6, 2017

By Clay Calvert Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for United States Supreme Court justice nominee Neil Gorsuch are fast approaching. It’s time to consider some key questions about First Amendment speech rights the senators should ask during the constitutionally mandated advice-and-consent process. These hearings often are contentious. That was the case for Justice Clarence Thomas in the early 1990s. And they surely…

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Posted: March 13, 2017

By Clay Calvert The aftermath of Donald J. Trump’s stunning victory over Hillary Clinton brought with it much handwringing in news media circles and on social media platforms about the dangers of fake news. Some blame fake news for causing Clinton’s defeat, with the erstwhile candidate herself calling it “an epidemic.” But there’s…

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Posted: March 13, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert’s article, “Neil Gorsuch and the First Amendment: Questions the Senate Judiciary Committee Should Ask” was published in The Conversation on March 9. Calvert poses three key First Amendment questions for the Supreme Court nominee…

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Posted: March 10, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert’s article, “Fake News, Censorship & the Third-Person Effect: You Can’t Fool Me, Only Others!” was published in The Huffington Post on Feb. 16. Calvert claims there is a major paradox when it comes…

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Posted: February 17, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert’s  article “Fake News, Free Speech, & the Third-Person Effect: I’m No Fool, But Others Are” was published in the Feb. 8 edition of The Wake Forest Law Review. The piece is the first…

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Posted: February 9, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert is featured in “Significant Media Law Developments of 2016,” the lead article in the Media Law Resource Center’s Dec. 2016 bulletin. Calvert, along with Tulane University Law Professor Amy Gajda and University of…

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Posted: February 1, 2017

Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications scholars were published in different issues of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly in 2016. In March 2016, Clay Calvert, UF CJC director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, penned a book review on “Community Newspapers and the Japanese-American Incarceration…

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Posted: January 18, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert was quoted in “Pittsburgh becomes the latest city to approve a ban on conversion therapy” published in The Christian Science Monitor on Dec. 14. The Pittsburgh City Council unanimously approved a ban on…

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Posted: December 15, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert was quoted in Why Did the Atlantic Blur the Faces of Attendees at the Alt-Right Conference? published in Erik Wemple’s Washington Post blog on Nov. 22. According to Calvert, the video constitutes editorial…

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Posted: December 5, 2016

 University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times article, Gawker and Hulk Hogan Reach Settlement in Sex Tape Case, published on Nov. 2. Calvert commented on the outcome of the four-year legal battle between…

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Posted: November 8, 2016