UFCJC to provide $100,000 in 2019 and 2020 to support student-run newspaper 6/17/19

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has announced that it is providing $100,000 to The Independent Florida Alligator, the student-run newspaper and website at the University of Florida, to help support the newspaper as a significant immersion experience for students and provider of vital news and information to the UF community.

The College will provide $100,000 for both the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 fiscal years. Unlike most college newspapers, The Alligator has not received any direct financial support from the University since it became independent in 1973. This support will not affect The Alligator's journalistic independence going forward.

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UF's 'Fresh Take Florida' to provide news coverage of state government 1/29/19

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has announced the launch of Fresh Take Florida, an effort to provide coverage of Florida state government at a time when state capitals are increasingly under-covered.

Six student journalists, all graduating seniors, will be covering executive-branch agency operations as well as legislation throughout the 2019 legislative session. They will focus on covering topics of particular impact to the North Central Florida area and the University of Florida community, including higher education, healthcare and environmental protection.

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Social media: A lot of people use it, but not a lot of people trust it 12/11/18

Despite the meteoric rise of social media as a source for information, most Floridians still trust television over social media to get their news. That is one of the findings from a University of Florida study about news consumption habits and trust in news.

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UF College of Journalism and Communications inducts 155 alumni into new Hall of Fame 10/16/18

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications inducted 155 alumni into the College's new Hall of Fame during its 50th Anniversary Gala celebration on Oct. 12.

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UF masterclass opens pipeline for students interested in esports careers 10/1/18

For students interested in careers in the business side of esports, the path has been murky, at best. On Sept. 21, the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications teamed with sports marketing pioneer Dr. Marc Williams and Collegiate Starleague (CSL), the world's first and largest collegiate esports organization, to develop a pipeline for students interested in this rapidly growing field.

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UF College of Journalism and Communications announces unprecedented expansion 8/6/18

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has announced the addition of 15 new full-time faculty members, an expansion of faculty ranks that is believed to be unprecedented in the field.

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UF, News Integrity Initiative partner to assist newsrooms in increasing media trust 5/1/18

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and the News Integrity Initiative are forming a new partnership to examine what research from multiple academic disciplines tells us about community engagement and trust in news. The yearlong, $250,000 project will also develop experimental curriculum and training for local newsrooms to help implement best practices from that research into news coverage tactics.

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New online magazine helps young adults stay savvy about health and wellness 11/23/15

Healthy pizza. College depression. Beauty tips from Miss Florida. These are a few of the topics covered in Student Body Magazine, a new online publication by college-age adults for their peers. The new site, which launched last week, is a one-stop shop for information on how young adults can enhance their quality of life.

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