Rachel Grant

By Michelle Holder, B.S. Journalism 2022 Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) students, Rebeka Smolka, senior Public Relations and Political Science major, and Augustus Hoff, sophomore Journalism major and Geography minor, spent their summers interning in South Africa. From social media campaigns to wildlife photography, Smolka…

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Posted: December 1, 2022

Define American released a new body of research on immigration and local news – “Reimagining Immigration News: North Carolina’s Case for the Nation” – that gives journalists in every state a road map for inclusive coverage of immigrant communities and policies. The organization collaborated with the Center for Public Interest…

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Posted: November 27, 2022

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, is the author of a chapter in the book “Gendered Defenders: Marvel’s Heroines in Transmedia Spaces” published by The Ohio State University Press in October 2022. Grant’s chapter, “Don’t Scare Me Like That, Colonizer!” focuses on “Black Panther’s”…

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Posted: October 31, 2022

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications  Journalism assistant professor, was elected to the position of secretary for the International Communication Association (ICA) Communication History Division. Her two-year term will begin on May 29, 2023. ICA aims to advance the scholarly study of communication by encouraging and…

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Posted: October 20, 2022

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications  Journalism assistant professor, will be part of a round-table discussion at the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) National Convention in Memphis, Tennessee on Oct. 1. Grant will be one of six academic scholars participating in “Meet Us at the Corner…

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Posted: September 27, 2022

In September 2020, several magazines, including O, The Oprah Magazine and Vanity Fair, included a picture of Breonna Taylor on their covers. Taylor was killed by police in March 2020. Her death highlighted the lack of media coverage when a Black woman is fatally wounded by police. According to the…

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Posted: September 11, 2022

A new study by Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, and colleagues has revealed the paradoxical nature of social justice awareness and the use of Black media representation as a form of racial commodification. “Selling Breona: Twitter Responses to Breonna Taylor on the…

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Posted: July 25, 2022

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, is Research Director for the Narrative Justice Project, a tactical response to popular media conversations around stereotypes and conversations around racism. We interviewed Dr. Grant on Nov. 3, 2021 about the project and findings from the research…

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Posted: March 31, 2022

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, is quoted in “How Trayvon Martin’s Killing Inspired a Generation of Black Journalists and Activists” published in The Washington Post on Feb. 26. The article focuses on how advocacy to seek racial justice has increased since Martin’s…

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Posted: February 28, 2022

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, was one of five panelists for “The Pulse,” a USA TODAY Network-Florida virtual discussion on racism and the Black Lives Matter movement 10 years after the death of Trayvon Martin, on Feb. 22. Grant joined Kevin Warren,…

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Posted: February 23, 2022

In 2017, Pepsi borrowed imagery from the Black Lives Matter movement for an ad with Kendall Jenner that was intended to “project a global message of unity, peace and understanding.” Instead, the ad trivialized protests against the killings of Black people by police. Pepsi quickly pulled the ad. In 2014,…

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Posted: January 31, 2022

Rachel Grant, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, is Research Director for the Narrative Justice Project, a tactical response to popular media conversations around stereotypes and conversations around racism. We interviewed Dr. Grant on Nov. 3, 2021 about the project and findings from the research…

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Posted: November 15, 2021