Innovation News Center

A new Legislative Tracker, developed by the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, will offer North Central Florida residents the ability to easily keep track of their state legislators’ activity throughout the current legislative session. The College’s Innovation News Center (INC) built the tool that tracks the work…

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Posted: January 11, 2018

Mira Lowe, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovation News Center, is the author of “The Year of the Local Watchdog” published in NeimanLab Predictions for Journalism 2018. Lowe offers her predictions for the upcoming year and suggests that accountability reporting has never been more…

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Posted: December 21, 2017

Mira Lowe, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovation News Center (INC) director and Multimedia News Manager Ryan Vasquez are the authors of “How Students Covered Richard Spencer’s Talk at Florida” published in MediaShift on Oct. 30. Lowe and Vasquez describe the process they followed to get more…

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Posted: October 31, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovation News Center has launched a new weekly podcast exploring issues facing the local television news industry. Broadcast Bits: A Time of Change in TV News is hosted by CJC News Manager Harrison Hove. Each podcast will include multiple perspectives and guests…

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Posted: August 23, 2017

  Gary Green, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovation News Center deputy news editor and digital director, authored  “The new Norm: A case study of the Orlando Sentinel’s adaptation of new media technologies during high-profile trial coverage.” The article was published in Journalism Practice, Volume 11 –…

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Posted: August 2, 2017

By Ethan Magoc Where do I find story ideas? It’s the most common day-to-day and semester-to-semester inquiry from students at the Innovation News Center at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. We have a 100-seat working public media newsroom, and there are hundreds of new names, faces…

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Posted: July 20, 2017

Harrison Hove, B.S. Telecommunication 2005, will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications as a news manager in the Innovation News Center. Hove is currently a news anchor, reporter and meteorologist at WCMH-TV (NBC4) in Columbus, Ohio, where he has worked since March 2013. He is a…

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Posted: February 23, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today announced that journalism stalwart and veteran educator Mira Lowe has been named the new director of the Innovation News Center (INC), the College’s award-winning multimedia newsroom. Lowe, a senior editor at CNN Digital in Atlanta, will lead a team of seven news…

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Posted: January 6, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications won first place honors in the Public Radio News Director Inc. (PRNDI) 2016 awards competition.  The reporting team, which included students Jena Sands, Rebekkah Mar and Ryan Nelson, won in the “Continuing Coverage” category for a story on the Florida black-bear…

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Posted: June 28, 2016

Innovation News Center Director Matt Sheehan is featured in this July 2, 2015 article in College Media Matters, “Matt Sheehan is ‘Leading a Movement’ at UF’s Innovation News Center That May Help Shape Journalism’s Future.”

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Posted: July 2, 2015

A senior photographer and videographer who helped develop mobile reporting workflows for Tribune Co. newspapers, will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Division of Media Properties as the new deputy news editor and digital director, Matt Sheehan, the director of the Innovation News Center, announced today.…

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Posted: July 10, 2014

The College’s Innovation News Center and center director and journalism professor Matt Sheehan are featured in this June 18, 2014 NetNewsCheck article, “Florida’s News Center Preps for Multimedia.”

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Posted: June 19, 2014