Jasmine McNealy

Protecting an individual’s privacy online is a continuing concern in the digital world. The term “doxxing” describes the deliberate disclosure of a person’s identity online, whether that be contact information, photos or personal and family material. News organizations, in pursuing their role as watchdog over government and other social establishments,…

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Posted: November 28, 2017

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor, is the author of “Readers React Negatively to Disclosure of Poster’s Identity” in the Newspaper Research Journal published on Oct. 17. In the article, McNealy states that negative consequences can face a news organization that “outs” an…

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Posted: October 23, 2017

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor, was named a UF Warrington College of Business Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center 2017-18 Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellow. During her fellowship, McNealy will research and create a “lab” that connects business, communicators and the broader public to promote understanding…

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Posted: September 22, 2017

Research & Insights

Is Spam Free Speech?

The protection of free speech guaranteed in the First Amendment is one of the most cherished — and familiar —rights Americans enjoy. Less well-known to the average citizen are legislative acts and various court rulings that make distinctions between types of “free speech.” In an age when smartphones and social…

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Posted: August 22, 2017

  Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor, was published in Sports, Ethics and Philosophy on Aug. 10 Her article, “Disparaging Trademarks and Social Responsibility” focuses on a study examining the use of disparaging and offensive trademarks and mascots by sports teams – specifically…

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Posted: August 15, 2017

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor, is the author of “Spam and the First Amendment Redux: Free Speech Issues in State Regulation of Unsolicited Email” recently published in Communication Law & Policy, Volume 22, 2017 – Issue 3. The article focuses on unsolicited…

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Posted: August 2, 2017

  Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor, was featured in “Women’s March Mural on 34th St. Wall Defaced” broadcast on June 13 on Gainesviile (Fla.) ABC-affiliate WCJB-TV20. The story focused on the “Seeds of Resistance” mural painted on the 34th Street wall in…

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Posted: June 16, 2017

As more and more news sources publish and archive their articles online, publishers are increasingly asked by individuals to take down information that they believe paints them in an unflattering light. In a new article by Jasmine McNealy, assistant professor in the Department of Telecommunication at the University of Florida…

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Posted: April 21, 2017

Government agencies charged with regulating digital technologies such as Snapchat and Whisper should do so under a standard that assumes most people don’t fully understand the technology and how it protects their privacy, argues Jasmine McNealy, assistant Telecommunication professor at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, and…

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Posted: January 25, 2017

An article by University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Assistant Professor Jasmine McNealy was recently published in the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. The article, entitled “Reconsidering Privacy-Promising Technologies,” was co-authored with University of Oregon Assistant Professor Heather Shoenberger. The article examines the idea of…

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Posted: January 6, 2017

Four University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty have received a combined $16,000 in seed funding for new or extended research.  Dean Diane McFarlin awards seed funding annually to support research initiatives. Following are the winners and a summary of their research proposals. Dr. Huan Chen, assistant professor,…

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Posted: October 26, 2016

Assistant Professor of Telecommunication Jasmine McNealy has been elected vice chair of the International Communication Association Communication Law and Policy Division. The Division is interested in research and analysis of law, regulation and policy that deals with information, communication and culture. It includes within its purview: principles that should or…

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Posted: November 2, 2015