The University of Florida has appointed news industry veteran Janet Coats managing director of the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology (CTMT), a multidisciplinary initiative launched to understand the dynamics that have undermined the trustworthiness of content and information disseminated via technology. Coats has been at the forefront of the seismic shifts in journalism and information […]
Hub Brown, associate dean and associate professor at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, has been named dean of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, UF Provost Joe Glover announced. Brown will assume his new position on July 1, 2021. He succeeds Diane McFarlin, who will retire at the […]
A four-part series telling the story of how corporate cash corrupted one of the greenest states in America earned TheOregonian the first Collier Prize for State Government Accountability. The $25,000 award, offered by the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is one of the largest journalism prizes in the nation. The February 2019 series, “Polluted by Money,” […]
COVID-19 is having a significant financial impact on U.S. newsrooms, at a time when accurate, unvarnished reporting is more critical than ever. As a result, the University of Florida’s Brechner Center for Freedom of Information announced today the launch of Brechner Reporting Fellows, 10 fellowships for professional journalists experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Fellows will be […]
In many ways, the University of Florida’s Innovation News Center may be preparing its students for a newsroom experience that is yet to come. All journalism and telecommunications students must now pass through at least one hands-on semester at this center, where they hone storytelling skills across broadcast and digital platforms under the supervision of a team of faculty news managers.