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, 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

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “Twitter Applies Trump Fact-Check Standard to Twitter Official Who Blamed Pandemic on U.S. Military” published in Newsweek on May 28. The article features Twitter’s addition of…

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Posted: May 29, 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 “Seattle Judge Throws Out COVID-19 ‘Hoax’ Suit Against Fox News” published in the Times of San Diego on May 27. The article features WASHLITE, a nonprofit…

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Posted: May 28, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is the author of “Troll Storms and Tort Liability for Speech Urging Action by Others: A First Amendment Analysis and an Initial Step Toward a Federal Rule” published in…

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Posted: May 6, 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 “English Department Responds to Use of N-Word in Class” published in The Appalachian on Feb. 29. The article focuses on the use of the N-word in…

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Posted: March 3, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project associate director and Telecommunication associate professor, was quoted in “Fort Pierce Commissioner Jeremiah Johnson, Rick Reed Settle Lawsuit Over Twitter Access” published in TCPalm.com on Feb. 24. The article focuses on Fort Pierce critic…

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Posted: February 25, 2020