Jasmine McNealy

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Assistant Professor Jasmine McNealy’s article “Newsworthiness, The First Amendment, and Platform Transparency” was featured in “First Amendment News’ 200th edition” published on Concurring Opinions on Sept. 20. McNealy was one of 15 women in various professions invited to draft an original…

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Posted: October 5, 2018

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor and attorney, was selected as a 2018-19 Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Fellow. The Center is based at Harvard University. McNealy will examine the rise in community-based surveillance literacy and anti-surveillance advocacy groups, focusing on…

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Posted: July 24, 2018

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor, was interviewed on public radio station WORT-FM in Madison, Wis. on May 21. “The Dangers of Doxxing” was broadcast during the “8 O’Clock Buzz” hosted by Brian Standing. In the interview, McNealy explains that “doxxing” is the…

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Posted: May 22, 2018

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Telecommunication assistant professor, is the author of “What is Doxxing, and Why is it So Scary?” published in The Conversation on May 16. In the article, McNealy focuses on the amount of personal information that is easy to find…

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Posted: May 17, 2018

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…

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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