Matt Sheehan

“Unmuted: What Works, What Doesn’t, and How We Can All Do Better When Working Together Online” is a new report released by The Goodman Center in partnership with  the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications (CPIC) and a consortium of non-profit organizations. With…

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Posted: October 19, 2020

Four University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty, Carma Bylund, Yu-Hao Lee, Matt Sheehan and Tim Sorel, have recently been promoted and two were granted tenure. Bylund was granted tenure and is now a full professor in the Public Relations Department. She is also an associate professor in…

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Posted: June 23, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and staff were recently honored for their accomplishments during the 2019-2020 academic year. The annual awards recognize achievements and service in the College and the UF community. The honorees include: UF Undergraduate Teacher of the Year: Moni Basu, Michael and Linda…

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Posted: April 29, 2020

Matt Sheehan, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications managing director and Journalism lecturer, was quoted in “States Launch ‘Trusted Information’ Efforts Against Fake News on Social Media” featured on CNN on March 3. The story focused on the escalation of social media misinformation…

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Posted: March 4, 2020

Matt Sheehan, managing director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications, is quoted in “No End in Sight for Digital Media Merger Madness Following Vice, Vox and Group Nine Deals” published in TheWrap on Oct. 13. “These moves are emblematic of the…

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Posted: October 15, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) student journalists placed third in the 2018 Hearst Journalism Awards multimedia team news/reporting category for “Cuba: Outside In.” The website chronicles the May 2017 Cuba study abroad trip by CJC student journalists and professionals to capture the essence of this Caribbean…

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Posted: May 18, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has compiled research and best practices from multiple disciplines to help communicators craft more effective communication. “Science of Story Building,” published on Medium, features an exploration of what science and…

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Posted: May 14, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) and the News Integrity Initiative are forming a new partnership to examine what research from multiple academic disciplines tells us about community engagement and trust in news. The yearlong, $250,000 project will also develop experimental curriculum and training for local…

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Posted: April 25, 2018

Cuba: Outside In was a finalist in the 2017 EPPY Awards College/University Investigative or Documentary Feature category. The 22nd annual EPPY competition, sponsored by Editor & Publisher, honors the best international digital-media websites across 30 diverse categories. The website chronicled the May 2017 Cuba study abroad trip by University of…

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Posted: October 31, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications frank Academy team recently trained 80 program officers and scientists from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The three-day training session in Washington, D.C., was designed to help scientists and program officers explain the value of their work and why it…

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Posted: June 16, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students are receiving a crash course in Cuban culture during the 10-day UF in Cuba: CJC Edition multimedia workshop. “University of Florida Students Get Hands-On Experience in Cuba,” published on Miami’s WPLG Local 10 news website,  features comments by the CJC Journalism…

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Posted: May 10, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications is accelerating its efforts to help organizations use the science and art behind effective storytelling, particularly on digital platforms, to better inform, persuade or connect with their audiences. The College today named Matt Sheehan to the new role of Director of…

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Posted: May 17, 2016