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Multimedia Journalism at FAU's School of Communication and Multimedia Studies

Multimedia Journalism at FAU's School of Communication and Multimedia Studies

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June 19, 2024 at 4:00:00 PM

Young voters shaped the 2020 election. Can they do it again in 2024?

A new poll by 538 indicates that Biden and Trump are in a dead heat. That makes the edge that the youngest voters could give to either candidate that much more important. Divisive issues like Gaza and abortion may tip the scales and lure Gen Z to the polls.

June 17, 2024 at 10:00:00 PM

Florida Immigrants Keep Wary Eye on an Election that Treats them as Campaign Fodder

President Biden’s decision to close the border to asylum-seekers throws a spotlight on one of the most divisive issues ahead of the November ballot. Former President Trump warns that newcomers are taking minorities' jobs and threatens mass deportation if he wins another term. Many immigrants wish there were more focus on problem-solving and less on politics.

May 30, 2024 at 8:00:00 PM

School's Out, But Books are In: Neighborhood Book Nooks Make it Easy to Grab Some Summer Reading

The city of Coral Springs is placing fun-sized libraries within the community, making books more accessible year-round. The project is inspired by the Little Free Library movement, which started in Wisconsin about 15 years ago.

May 16, 2024 at 7:00:00 PM

In the shadow of loanDepot Park, the Marlins' neighbors are making their own economic boon

The MLB team’s home base hasn’t quite delivered on all of its promises, residents say, and the team is having a rough season. The most lucrative outgrowth of the stadium: those with the space to offer paid parking.

May 14, 2024 at 1:00:00 PM

Do local environmental factors contribute to dementia? FAU nursing professors want to find out.

Two professors from the C.E. Lynn College of Nursing are leading a team of investigators from four other institutions to evaluate how factors like social isolation and intermittent sugarcane burning affect brain health. Funding from the NIH is supporting a five-year study of rural communities near Lake Okeechobee.

May 9, 2024 at 12:00:00 PM

Where Women Run the Gym, and There's No Need for a Men's Locker Room

Fleeing sexual harassment and unwanted attention, many women find that big coed gyms are just not their jam. POSH Fit, one of many women-only gyms in South Florida, caters to clients but also creates community.

May 2, 2024 at 8:00:00 PM

With Sweeping Six-Week Abortion Ban in Place, Florida Eyes a Citizens' Choice in November

As of May 1, abortion is legal in Florida only up until six weeks of pregnancy. The ban also impacts neighboring southern states where abortion is increasingly unaccessible. Pro-Choice Floridians are now putting hope in changing the state's constitution.

April 30, 2024 at 10:00:00 PM

Amid Push to Ban DEI from Campus, New Florida Law Mandates Schools Teach the Dangers of Communism

The shuttering of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offices in Florida universities is causing concern for students and faculty alike. Professors and students express concern about how it is changing campus culture, and tie it to a newer law mandating teachers address the dangers of Communism.

April 19, 2024 at 3:00:00 PM

Florida Universities Eliminate Sociology as a Core Course, Ban DEI Funding

The Board of Governors ruled to eliminate sociology as a general education course requirement in Florida's state universities and colleges, amidst new legislation that banned funding for all DEI programs. Gov. DeSantis has targeted sociology in particular and as a ‘woke' ideology, but FAU students and faculty beg to differ.

April 19, 2024 at 12:00:00 PM

On Earth Day and Every Day, an Effort to Make South Florida Greener

Move over, palm trees. Community Greening, an urban forestry nonprofit based in Boca Raton, is on a mission to increase Florida’s tree canopy and provide more shade trees in local cities.

April 16, 2024 at 9:00:00 PM

In Florida, it's now OK to 'say gay' in the classroom. But it can't be part of the instruction.

Many educators and activists are celebrating a settlement reached following a lawsuit over the state's 'Don't Say Gay' legislation. Some, however, say discussions are still shackled by the legislation. Gov. Ron DeSantis is also calling it a win, because it leaves the Parental Rights in Education bill in effect.

April 12, 2024 at 3:00:00 PM

Nicotine in a New Shape: ZYN is Becoming the Buzz of Choice on College Campuses

A new nicotine crave is in the headlines, and it just might edge out vaping and smoking. For students, it’s become an easy go-to rush before exams or workouts. Politicians and pundits are also having their say.

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Our students will be posting new stories on a regular basis. News organizations are free to republish our stories, as long as you give credit to the writer and to MediaLab@FAU.

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