Frank LoMonte, JD

Project Title
Sustainability of Independent College News Coverage
Time Commitment
1-5 hours/week, Variable
Depends on lab funding, Research Credit
Possible Co-Authorship
College of Journalism and Communications, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Warrington College of Business
Location of Research
On-Campus, Remote (can be conducted by an online student)
Project Description

A team of UF researchers will survey college newspapers nationwide to assess their financial resources and needs, how those resources and needs have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and what efforts they have undertaken to diversify revenue sources and audience. The work will combine distributing and following up on surveys as well as follow-up phone interviews with select news organizations.

Additional Requirements: Pending IRB approval, the project will begin in November 2020 and continue through April 2021. Ideally, student research assistants should have availability in both the fall and spring semesters, but the bulk of the interviewing work will likely be done during spring 2022.

Contact Info


Phone: (352) 392-2273