Matt Sheehan

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

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

PBS MediaShift on June 2, 2015 published “Why the University of Florida Partnered with Yik Yak for Content,” an interview with Innovation News Center Director Matt Sheehan.

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Posted: June 2, 2015

Innovation News Center Director Matt Sheehan is interviewed by Dan Reimold of College Media Matters on this episode of the College Media Podcast published May 27, 2015. https://soundcloud.com/dan-reimold/college-media-podcast-matt-sheehan-innovation-news-center-university-of-florida

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Posted: May 28, 2015

PBS MediaShift on May 28, 2015 published “Why We Messed with a Good Thing by Converging Our Florida Newsrooms,” an article by Innovation News Center Director Matt Sheehan.

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Posted: May 28, 2015

‘Breaking’ News: Why we’re examining many of the things we’ve spent the last 18 months building in our newsroom Innovation News Center Director Matt Sheehan gives an update about the INC in the article, “‘Breaking’ News: Why we’re examining many of the things we’ve spent the last 18 months building…

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Posted: May 6, 2015

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has partnered with messaging app Yik Yak to create a customized content feed for local Yik Yak users. The feed, called Swamp Juice, is available as a Peek to any Yik Yak user around the University of Florida campus. On Swamp…

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Posted: April 9, 2015