Clay Calvert

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert is quoted in “ACLU Calls on LePage to Stop Censoring Posts to His Facebook Page” published in the Portland Press Herald on July 24. The article focuses on Maine’s Governor Paul LePage and…

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Posted: July 25, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project was featured in “10 Overlooked Press Groups That Deserve Support,” published in the Columbia Journalism Review on July 14. In the article, Clay Calvert, Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication and Project director, comments on…

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Posted: July 17, 2017

  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, is the author of “First Amendment Lawsuit Says President Trump Can’t Block Twitter Followers He Doesn’t Like” published in The Conversation on July…

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Posted: July 12, 2017

Clay Calvert, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project director, was quoted in two national publications this week about First Amendment issues. In the article “Sarah Palin Files Convincing Lawsuit Against the New York Times Editorial Board,” Calvert comments on protected opinion in…

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Posted: July 5, 2017

By Clay Calvert President Donald Trump’s fondness for criticizing news organizations, “heckling journalists” and spouting points of public policy via his Twitter account is clear. News of his nomination of Christopher Wray to be the next FBI director, for example, came by tweet. His tweets carry the stamp of government…

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Posted: June 27, 2017

Clay Calvert, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project director, is quoted in “How Trump’s Attacks on the Media Turned Into Literal Attacks on the Media” published in The Wrap on May 26. Calvert comments on the effect President Trump’s bashing of the…

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Posted: May 30, 2017

“Catching Cops on Camera” was the theme of University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert’s TEDxUF talk on April 1 at the Phillips Center in Gainesville. TEDxUF2017 featured nine speakers exploring the idea of transparency, sharing experiences and new perspectives…

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Posted: May 11, 2017

Clay Calvert, Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication and director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, speaks at TEDxUF 2017 on April 1,...

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Posted: May 11, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert was quoted in “Trump and Trickle-Down Press Persecution” published in the Columbia Journalism Review Spring 2017 edition. Calvert was one of five press freedom experts speaking on the reinvigoration of the press and…

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Posted: May 10, 2017

Eight University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty are the inaugural recipients of UF’s term professorships recognizing academic achievements and supporting the University’s preeminence initiative. UFCJC was granted four term professorships per year to award meritorious faculty for success in academic achievement — teaching, scholarship (research/creative activity) and service. Spring…

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Posted: May 2, 2017

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