Diversity

By Jessica Berube, M.A.M.C 2021 Dr. Laurence B. Alexander wants to put everyone in a position to win. A 1983 graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism of Communications (UFCJC) Master’s program and UFCJC faculty member and administrator for 22 years, Alexander now serves as Chancellor at the…

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Posted: February 21, 2022

By Lenore Devore, B.S. Journalism 1984 Clarence Thomas, the first Black person to graduate with a doctorate from the UF College of Journalism and Communications (CJC), is retiring from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) after more than 30 years at the University, and more than 40 in higher education, knowing his…

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Posted: April 7, 2021

With a 2020 Google Award for Inclusion Research in hand, Jasmine McNealy is in the preliminary stages of a new research project to study how marginalized and vulnerable communities are being proactive and educating themselves about the opportunities and threats of artificial intelligence (AI). McNealy, associate director of the Marion…

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Posted: December 12, 2020

Raegan Burden, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising lecturer of Cultural Engagement, Elizabeth Calienes, Advertising lecturer and director of the Professional Master’s Program, and Advertising Assistant Professor Juliana Fernandes served as judges for the 20th Annual Association of National Advertisers (ANA) Multicultural Excellence Awards. The competition, sponsored…

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Posted: October 19, 2020

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. It’s also the leading cause of death for women globally. But educational information that doesn’t take into account cultural differences among women may not be as effective as communication embracing those differences. University of Florida College of…

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Posted: July 29, 2020

Heading home with groceries recently in Gainesville, Florida, I darted my car onto a street in front of an oncoming SUV. A second later, there was a sheriff’s deputy behind me. No reason to believe he even noticed me, but yet my back stiffened in fright. With black men up to…

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Posted: July 14, 2020

When Report for America announced the selection of 225 journalists for its 2020-21 reporting corps recently, it shared welcomed news for those calling on newsrooms to better reflect the diversity of the communities they serve: 42 percent of this year’s corps are persons of color. This stands in contrast to the reality…

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Posted: May 11, 2020

Popular opinion in some academic circles has been that “big ownership” is bad for diversity. But does ownership structure or type really play a role in the diversity levels of on-air talent in local markets? University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Associate Professor Amy Jo Coffey, who…

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Posted: August 23, 2019

Katrice Graham, B.S. Advertising 2003 and University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Knight Division for Scholarships, Career Services and Multicultural Affairs director, was awarded the 2018 Excellence in Diversity Staff Award. She received the honor at the annual UF Inclusive Excellence in Diversity Awards event hosted by the…

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Posted: May 1, 2018