Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology

This story, written by Alisson Clark, originally appeared in UF News on June 10, 2021. Illustration by Allie Schutt. When a fictional female journalist appears on screen, chances are she’s about to sleep with one of her sources. It’s a trope that infuriates actual women in news media — and…

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Posted: June 15, 2021

The UF Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology has named five UF Trust Consortium Scholars for 2021-2022 who exemplify its commitment to working across disciplines to examine ways trust is being eroded and how it can be restored. The work of these scholars ranges from examining the ways humans…

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Posted: May 27, 2021

Roma people living in France, driving around in white vans, were kidnapping women and children. Or that’s what social media posts on Facebook and SnapChat wanted French citizens to believe. That dissemination of misinformation in April 2019 led to mobs attacking Roma with knives and sticks and burning their cars.…

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Posted: January 29, 2021

The University of Florida today announced a $2 million commitment from UF alumni Linda and Ken McGurn to establish the McGurn Fellowship Program for Media Integrity and the Fight Against Disinformation. The gift will fund fellowships at the UF College of Journalism and Communications, the Levin College of Law and…

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Posted: January 25, 2021

The University of Florida today announced that news industry veteran Janet Coats has been named Managing Director of the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology (CTMT), a multidisciplinary initiative launched to understand the dynamics that have undermined the trustworthiness of content and information disseminated via technology. Coats has been…

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Posted: December 17, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Assistant Professor Frank Waddell, was interviewed on Sept. 10, 2020 by UFCJC Executive Director of External Relations Randy Bennett about his research on trust in news and his work with the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology. Below the video…

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Posted: September 15, 2020

The University of Florida has named 12 UF faculty members as Trust Consortium Scholars and funded two post-doctoral associate positions as part of the University’s Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology initiative. The scholars include faculty from four UF colleges studying the issues of trust from multiple perspectives. Projects…

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Posted: January 8, 2020