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First Amendment Foundation Announces New Board of Trustees Leadership

TALLAHASSEE — The First Amendment Foundation (FAF) Board of Trustees has unanimously elected a new chair and vice-chair to help protect the public’s constitutional right to open government and free speech. Caitie Muñoz, a lead producer for WLRN Public Media’s midday public affairs program Sundial, was elected Chair of the Board, and Trimmel Gomes, president…
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University of Florida Forms Consulting Council for Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology

A team of senior media and technology executives will provide guidance on Consortium programs and research. GAINESVILLE, FL. (Feb. 15, 2022) — The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today announced the formation of the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology (CTMT) Consulting Council, a team of senior executives from journalism, technology,…
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Maynard 200 Fellowship 2022 Call for Applications Now Open

Maynard 200 is the cornerstone program advancing the Maynard Institute’s efforts to expand the diversity pipeline in news media and dismantle structural racism in its newsrooms. Since 2018, the Maynard Institute has trained over 90 media leaders, storytellers, and entrepreneurs through the fellowship program. In 2022, the program includes exciting updates such as an expanded…
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Entry period for the UF College of Journalism and Communications Collier Prize for State Government Accountability ends on Jan. 31

The entry period for the UF College of Journalism and Communications $25,000 Collier Prize for State Government Accountability ends on Jan. 31 at midnight. The prize, now in its third year, honors the best in state government investigative and political reporting in every state and is one of the largest journalism awards in the nation.…
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New year bringing changes for Jacksonville Daily Record in print

The new year is the beginning of a new business model for the Jacksonville Daily Record and Jacksonville Record & Observer. Responding to the evolving marketplace and new public-notice advertising laws enacted by the state Legislature, the Daily Record print edition and the free Record & Observer are merging to become the weekly Jacksonville Daily…
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Navarre Press owner and partner acquire Milton, Crestview papers

Effective January 2022, the Santa Rosa Press Gazette in Milton and the Crestview News Bulletin in Crestview are under new ownership. Through a partnership between Sandi Kemp of Navarre Press and Todd Neves of Neves Media, the two papers will be two separate companies operated effectively immediately as a weekly print edition and a daily…
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How the Florida Times-Union used Instagram to connect with a younger, more diverse audience

Here’s an idea to steal and adapt: Grow your audience — including younger, more diverse readers — by using non-traditional social media platforms to promote stories and establish lines of communication where readers feel like they can interact with a person, not a company. Question: What communities do you serve and what can you tell…
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Telling a community’s story: New media partnership provides USF journalism students field reporting experience

A new collaboration between the University of South Florida Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications and 83 Degrees Media is giving undergraduate students the chance to tell the stories of a Tampa community while gaining valuable work experience. The project focuses on telling stories about the grassroots efforts led by people and organizations working toward transformative change in…
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News in the Metaverse

News publishers and industry associations consider revelations about Meta — formerly Facebook — and weigh the benefits of the partnership On Oct. 2, Frances Haugen gave testimony before the Senate Sub-Committee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Data Security by pleading to Congress. “Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you and for your…
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Panama City News Herald printing plant to close; no changes to services or delivery

PANAMA CITY — Three years after The News Herald’s printing plant was rebuilt following the destruction from one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the United States, company consolidation is forcing its closure. The newspaper’s parent company, Gannett, announced Thursday that all of The News Herald’s printing and packaging products will be moved from its building at 501…
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