Ted Bridis

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumni Meghan McGlone and Loren Miranda finished third and 13th, respectively, in the 2023-2024 Hearst Journalism Awards Investigative Reporting Competition. Investigative Reporting is one of five competitions in the Writing category. The College finished second overall in the category, with first place…

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Posted: May 20, 2024

Ted Bridis, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Michael and Linda Connelly Senior Lecturer in Investigative Reporting, is quoted in “Data Glitch Leads to Error and a Reminder for Journalists” published on poynter.com on May 2. The article features what happened after an inaccurate restaurant inspection was…

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Posted: May 7, 2024

Ted Bridis, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Michael and Linda Connelly Senior Lecturer in Investigative Reporting, is the author of the opinion column “Investigative Journalism is Not Dying, it’s Adapting” published in the Tampa Bay Times on April 23. In the column, Bridis focuses on the…

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Posted: April 24, 2024

Fresh Take Florida, the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) student news service producing investigative reporting on Florida’s state government or other issues of statewide, regional or national interest, is featured in “University of Florida’s Fresh Take Florida Launches Journalism Careers” published by the University of Vermont’s…

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Posted: April 23, 2024

Ted Bridis, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Rob Hiaasen Senior Lecturer in Investigative Reporting, is the author of “The State of Journalism in 2024: Why Talk Media Needs Investigative Reporting Now More Than Ever” published on talkers.com on March 22. Bridis writes about the current state of…

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Posted: March 22, 2024

“Florida Law Making Gun Carry Permits Optional Leads to Dramatic Drop in Safety Classes,” a story by Fresh Take Florida student journalist Jack Lemnus published in the Miami Herald on Nov. 1, 2023, was referenced in the Miami Herald Editorial Board opinion column “Good Luck Out There, Florida. Gun Safety…

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Posted: November 6, 2023

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Fresh Take Florida student journalists have been selected to attend the invitation-only Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop on Nov. 6-7 in Tallahassee, Florida. Journalism seniors Alexa Herrera, Sandra McDonald and Silas Morgan will learn about legal reporting and covering the state…

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Posted: October 31, 2023

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) has announced that five faculty have been promoted. Environmental Journalist in Residence Cynthia Barnett has been promoted to senior lecturer. Barnett has covered water and climate stories worldwide and she has led UFCJC student multimedia projects on current environmental concerns…

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Posted: August 17, 2023

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) student journalists and alumni from WUFT and Fresh Take Florida, and two faculty members are finalists in the 2022 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Florida Pro Sunshine State Awards competition. Finalists include: College Journalist of the Year: Meleah Lyden, B.S. Telecommunication…

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Posted: June 30, 2022

Ted Bridis, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Rob Hiaasen Lecturer in Investigative Reporting, and Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication, are quoted in “A Florida Power Company Didn’t Like a Journalist’s Commentary. Its Consultants Had…

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Posted: June 27, 2022

Ted Bridis, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Rob Hiaasen Lecturer in Investigative Reporting, has been selected for the Board of Directors of the Florida Society of News Editors (FSNE). Bridis is one of the faculty members who oversees “Fresh Take Florida” which provides coverage of Florida state…

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Posted: September 22, 2021

Ted Bridis, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Rob Hiaasen Lecturer in Investigative Reporting, is quoted in “Inside the Plan to Make Jeff Bezo’s Washington Post the Everything Newspaper” published on washingtonian.com on Aug. 25 and in the Sept. 2021 Washingtonian print edition. The article focuses on the…

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Posted: August 25, 2021