Kim Walsh-Childers

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Professor Kim Walsh-Childers was quoted in “White House Voices Frustrations Over Pandemic Media Coverage,” published in The Hill on Aug. 4, 2021. The article discusses the Biden Administration’s criticism of media coverage of new guidance on masks and COVID-19 breakthrough cases…

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Posted: August 6, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Professor Kim Walsh-Childers was quoted in “Can ‘Get The Facts Jax’ Vaccine Campaign Change Minds?” published on wjct.com on Aug. 3, 2021. “Get The Facts Jax” is a vaccine promotion campaign that launched last week in Jacksonville, Florida, and is run…

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Posted: August 4, 2021

Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism professor, is quoted in “Women Working in Local TV News Say Harassment from Viewers Gets Out of Hand” published on prism.com on June 23. The article is part of a two-part series focusing on the harassment of women and…

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Posted: June 23, 2021

Health care issues in the United States continue to increase, despite the U.S. spending more on health care than any other country in the world. Meanwhile, trust in journalism continues to decrease due to political unrest and the rise of “fake news.” Despite these challenges, there is a unique opportunity…

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Posted: May 11, 2021

Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication Journalism professor, is the co-author of “Costs, Evidence, Context and Values: Journalists’ and Policy Experts’ Recommendations for U.S. Health Policy Coverage” published in Health Communication on May 3. Walsh-Childers and Journalism Adjunct Instructor Jennifer Braddock, Ph.D. 2013, examined how the…

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Posted: May 4, 2021

Minority populations, particularly Black men, have a greater incidence, prevalence, and mortality rate from prostate cancer than other groups. Because of this, communicating pertinent medical information and disseminating materials specific to Black men is critical to combat this trend. University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Professor Kim…

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Posted: September 10, 2020

Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication Journalism professor, and Janice Krieger, director, STEM Translational Communication Center, are co-authors of “Development of a Minority Prostate Cancer Research Digest: Communication Strategy Statement for Black Men” published in the Journal of Cancer Education, July 2020. In the study, Walsh-Childers,…

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Posted: July 14, 2020

The practice of journalism faces a myriad of challenges, including a continual stream of complaints about the credibility of today’s news. The advent of “fake news” has tarnished the longstanding trust and transparency considered the foundation of journalism. To combat this trend, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications…

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Posted: April 19, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Professor Kim Walsh-Childers,  is quoted in ‘‘Dedicated Health Care Reporters Bring Necessary Background Knowledge to Newsrooms’ Coronavirus Pandemic Coverage” published on poynter.org on April 1. According to Walsh-Childers, many media outlets have seen layoffs for beat reporters including those covering health…

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Posted: April 2, 2020

Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism professor, is the co-author of “Restoring Trust in Journalism: An Education Prescription” published in Journalism & Mass Communications Educator on Feb. 25. Childers and co-authors Katherine Reed and Kenneth Fischer studied new challenges to journalism education and ways to…

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Posted: March 4, 2020

Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism professor, is quoted in “A Man Kissed a Reporter on Air Against Her Will. He’s Facing Harassment Charges” published in The Washington Post on Sept. 26. The article focuses on Eric Goodman interrupting an on-air news report by journalist…

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Posted: October 1, 2019

Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism professor, is the author of the book chapter “Reporting on Drugs, Diets, Devices, and Other Health Inventions” published in the 2019 volume of Ethical Reporting of Sensitive Topics. The book explores the underlying complexities that journalists face when covering…

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Posted: March 5, 2019