Fake News

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online  Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted d in “Schools May Start Tackling Fake News: #NowWhat“ published in ecosalon on Jan. 18. The article focuses on the prevalence of fake news and the…

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Posted: January 22, 2018

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was featured in “How Dangerous is President Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Rhetoric” published on HuffingtonPost.com on July 22. Selepak comments on the rise of non-traditional online “news sources” and…

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Posted: July 24, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student Paul Mena will join a panel of educators for a MediaShift Twitter conversation on June 28 at 1 p.m. The discussion will focus on what steps educators are taking now to inform, prepare and inspire the next generation of journalists…

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Posted: June 28, 2017

Tom Kelleher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Department chair, and Richard Shumate, UFCJC doctoral student and former CNN news editor, have published articles in MediaShift focusing on fake news on May 30 and May 18, respectively. Kelleher is the author of the May 30 article “What…

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Posted: May 30, 2017

“Austin Vining: Ministry of Truth a Looming Danger” was published in The Gainesville Sun on April 27. Vining, a graduate research fellow with the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is a former reporter for The Vicksburg Post. Vining comments…

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Posted: May 19, 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