Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Court Records Helped Expose Flaws in Florida’s Guardianship System. Industry Lawyers Want to Make Guardianship Court Records Confidential” published in the Orlando Sentinel on Sept. 8.…

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Posted: September 8, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “What is QAnon, the Baseless Conspiracy Spilling Into U.S. Politics?” published on Politifact on Aug. 27. The article focuses on QAnon and its followers. QAnon is…

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Posted: August 27, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “The Emerging Campus ‘Police State’” published in Commentary magazine on Aug. 24. The article focuses on the variety of precautions and requirements established for students to…

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Posted: August 26, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, comments in “Colleges are Revoking Admissions Offers Due to Racist Posts” posted on today.com on July 31. The article focuses on college admissions being rescinded over racist social media…

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Posted: August 3, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, served as one of four co-editors for Communication Studies, Volume 71, Issue 3: Communicating Artificial Intelligence (AI); Theory Research and Practice published on July 14. McNealy,…

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Posted: July 22, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “Racial Social Media Posts from Students are Forcing Colleges to Respond” published in Teen Vogue on July 6. The article focuses on schools and universities who…

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, is featured in “UF Study to Focus on Data Governance” published in The Gainesville Sun on July 1. McNealy received a $50,000 grant from the John…

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in media critic Erik Wemple’s column “The Recklessness of Tucker Carlson” published in The Washington Post on June 26. In the column, Calvert comments on the fact-versus-opinion…

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Posted: June 26, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “Can’t Act on Posts, Says Chief at UAFS” published in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on June 23. The story focuses on the ability of public universities to…

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Posted: June 24, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “Students, Others Forwarding Racists Online Posts for Public Shaming, Real-World Consequences” published in The Palm Beach Post on June 17. The article focuses on public shaming…

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Posted: June 18, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “A North Carolina Professor Who Sparked Outrage with His Tweets Still Has His Job. Why? It’s Called the First Amendment” published in USA Today on June…

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Posted: June 12, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, comments in “UF Reverses Admission Decision After Racist Post Resurfaces” broadcast on WCJB-TV20, that ABC television affiliate in Gainesville, Florida on June 9. The story focuses on a prospective…

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Posted: June 10, 2020