Matt Sheehan

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

PBS MediaShift on July 16, 2015 published “Audience Analytics Changing Journalism Education” featuring Innovation News Center Director Matt Sheehan and Public Relations Professor and Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications Ann Christiano. [View the story “Teaching Audience Analytics” on Storify]

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Posted: July 16, 2015

The College’s content partnership with Yik Yak, Swamp Juice, is featured and Innovation News Center Director Matt Sheehan is quoted in the July 15, 2015 story in Editor & Publisher, “The New Town Square.”

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Posted: July 15, 2015

Innovation News Center Director Matt Sheehan is featured in this July 2, 2015 article in College Media Matters, “Matt Sheehan is ‘Leading a Movement’ at UF’s Innovation News Center That May Help Shape Journalism’s Future.”

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Posted: July 2, 2015

Did Apple Just Kill Local News? Innovation News Center Director Matt Sheehan takes a look into one of the big announcements at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference and how will Apple News effect our industry and how we teach journalism in the article, “Did Apple Just Kill Local News?,” published June…

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Posted: June 9, 2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education on June 3, 2015 published “Journalism Center Experiments With Delivering Campus News on Yik Yak,” featuring Innovation News Center Director Matt Sheehan and graduate student Whitney Lavaux.

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Posted: June 4, 2015