Kim Walsh-Childers

Define American released a new body of research on immigration and local news – “Reimagining Immigration News: North Carolina’s Case for the Nation” – that gives journalists in every state a road map for inclusive coverage of immigrant communities and policies. The organization collaborated with the Center for Public Interest…

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Posted: November 27, 2022

Define American and the Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) collaborated to produce a new body of research on immigration and local news with a focus on North Carolina media consumers. The result, “Reimagining Immigration News: North Carolina’s Case for…

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Posted: November 9, 2022

Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Professor, is quoted in “Florida Surgeon General Touts Book on Show That Backs QAnon Conspiracy Theory” published in the Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 21. Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo recently appeared on the X22 Report, a far-right podcast…

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Posted: October 24, 2022

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Journalism Professor Kim Walsh-Childers, UFCJC Advertising Assistant Professor Won-Ki Moon and Eric Cooks, STEM Translational Communications Center communication scientist, will be panelists for “Mass Media Effects on Health” at Turlington Hall on the UF campus on Nov. 1 at 6 p.m.…

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Posted: October 18, 2022

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