Frank Waddell

A new study has found that considering family conversation patterns in the fight against vaccine hesitancy is critical. The findings by University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) doctoral students Chelsea Moss and Shelby Thomas, and UFCJC Journalism associate professor Frank Waddell,  were featured in “Hesitancy in the…

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Posted: January 4, 2023

Define American released a new body of research on immigration and local news – “Reimagining Immigration News: North Carolina’s Case for the Nation” – that gives journalists in every state a road map for inclusive coverage of immigrant communities and policies. The organization collaborated with the Center for Public Interest…

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Posted: November 27, 2022

Define American and the Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) collaborated to produce a new body of research on immigration and local news with a focus on North Carolina media consumers. The result, “Reimagining Immigration News: North Carolina’s Case for…

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Posted: November 9, 2022

Frank Waddell, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor, is featured in “Media and News Research The Route for School of Communications Alumnus” published on the Virginia Tech University website on July 7. Waddell is an award-winning media researcher with a passion for communication research. “One…

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Posted: July 13, 2022

The topic of refugees continues to be a polarizing one in the United States, often fueled by the media and its representation of displaced individuals. In a new study, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications researchers Frank Waddell, Journalism associate professor, Center for Public Interest Communications Director Ann…

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Posted: May 17, 2022

Frank Waddell, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor, Center for Public Interest Communications Director Ann Christiano, Center Research Director Annie Neimand, and Kelly Chernin are the co-authors of “The Effect of Documentary and Fictional Narratives on Dehumanization of Refugees and Stereotype Reversal” published in the…

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Posted: April 28, 2022

Frank Waddell, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, is quoted in “Don’t Read the Comments? For News Sites, it Might be Worth the Effort” published on poynter.com on Nov. 4. The story focuses on online newspaper comments. Some papers have discontinued the option of online…

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Posted: November 4, 2021

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

Frank Waddell, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor and four CJC doctoral students are the recipients of top paper awards from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). The papers will be presented at the virtual 2021 AEJMC conference from Aug. 4-7.…

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Posted: May 17, 2021

Frank Waddell, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, was named a 2020 “Distinguished Reviewer” by the Journal of Media Psychology. The honor is in recognition for excellence in academic quality assurance and service to the journal. Waddell was nominated by the Journal’s Associate Editors based…

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Posted: March 31, 2021

A story written by a journalist with assistance from artificial intelligence — the man/machine model – is perceived as the least biased and most credible news story, and organizations that provide that information about automation in a byline at the top of the story provide readers with much-needed transparency. Those…

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Posted: December 12, 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