Two CJC Faculty Awarded Seed Funding for Research
Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications are the initial recipients of the Dean’s College Seed Fund Award for new or extended research. CJC Dean Hub Brown awards seed funding annually to support research initiatives.
Roxane Coche, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Sports Journalism and Communication associate director and Media Production, Management, and Technology assistant professor, will conduct historical research delving into the Paris 1924 Olympics, the first to be covered by more than 1,000 international journalists, the first to have events broadcast live on the radio, and the first to sell exclusive image rights to selected media companies. She will examine how sports and media leaders created a business model around new media technology in the 1920s, which allowed their industries to thrive for the next century.
Haoran “Chris” Chu, CJC Public Relations assistant professor, will research parental COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. He will study the determinants of parental COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy contingent on baseline vaccine hesitancy and parental anxiety. The project will utilize surveys to provide information for customization of vaccine promotion campaigns.