The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism degree program was named the seventh best in the country by College Choice. The ranking was based on retention, affordability and reputation. The CJC Journalism program was recognized for not having a one-size-fits-all curriculum and constantly updating and implementing courses…

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Posted: November 17, 2020

The Washington Press Club Foundation is pleased to host a series of webinars connecting aspiring journalists to Washington, DC reporters, editors and bureau chiefs. These programs are specifically designed for journalism students to gain practical insights into the changing culture and practices of media organizations as preparation for your future job…

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Posted: October 16, 2020

Following is an excerpt from an essay by Journalism Associate Professor Ron Rodgers in Journalism History on July 29. To read the full essay, click here. More than once in my journalism classes, I have heard my students attempt to suppress snickers whenever I use the contemporary epithet “woke” in…

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Posted: August 4, 2020

Is a journalism major right for you? Journalism Department Chair Ted Spiker shares why a journalism major, whether or not you want to pursue a...

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Posted: May 14, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) today announced the creation of The Collier Prize for State Government Accountability, a prize that will be awarded annually at the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner starting in 2020. The $25,000 prize, one of the largest journalism prizes in…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

News organizations are starting to experiment with automated content. Research suggests readers perceive news written by algorithms as less credible than if it’s written by a human. However, this perception can be reduced by exposure to robots in popular culture. That’s the finding of two studies examining the impact of…

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Posted: June 26, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications announced today that Joanna Hernandez will be joining the College in July as Director of Inclusion and Diversity and a lecturer in the Journalism Department. As Director of Inclusion and Diversity, a new position at the College, she will be responsible…

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Posted: May 15, 2018

Ron Rodgers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor, is the author of The Struggle for the Soul of Journalism: The Pulpit versus the Press, 1833-1923, published by the University of Missouri Press on April 30. The book examines several narratives involving religion’s historical influence on…

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Posted: May 3, 2018

Faced with dwindling resources, and a news cycle that never sleeps, today’s health journalists must meet a new challenge: provide complete, trustworthy content on health care issues with precision at the same breakneck speed with which the medical field innovates. In an article published this year in the journal Health…

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Posted: March 28, 2018

Darlena Cunha, an adjunct Journalism lecturer in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is the author of “I Have the Scary Cancer Mutation. When Should I Have My Breasts Removed?,” published in The Washington Post on March 18.

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Posted: March 27, 2018

Research & Insights

How to Counter Violence in Media

The portrayal of violence in media has been a subject of widespread debate, argument and study. Some research suggests that viewing violence in media that “sanitize, justify or trivialize violent acts” might normalize it and make it more enjoyable. Less well-known are techniques to reduce the possible effects of viewing…

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Posted: November 28, 2017

By Clay Calvert College campuses often are crucibles for free-speech controversies. The first eight months of 2017 were no exception, witnessing multiple incidents where conservative speakers like Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos drew opposition, anger and sometimes violence. So what happens when a controversial person – perhaps a non-student who…

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Posted: August 22, 2017