Research News

35th Annual AJHA Convention St. Petersburg, Florida Oct. 5 – 9, 2016 PAPER SESSION: Bernell Tripp, University of Florida, “John Q. Adams’ Western Appeal: Voice of Black Midwesterners in the Midst of Accommodation” ? Several historians have characterized the Boston Riot of 1903 as a catalyst that widened the gap between…

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Posted: October 13, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Deputy News Editor and Digital Director in the Division of Media Properties Gary Green published “The New Norm” in the May 2016 issue of Journalism Practice. Abstract This article examines how one Central Florida newspaper used emerging media technologies to communicate…

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Posted: May 23, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Assistant Professor of Advertising Lu Zheng discusses her research on narrative persuasion in an Academic Minute, broadcast on April 20, 2016. The audio and transcript of her broadcast are available here. The Academic Minute features researchers from colleges and universities around the world, keeping listeners…

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Posted: April 20, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFJCJ) Public Relations Professor Mary Ann Ferguson and doctoral student Baobao Song, have been awarded an Arthur W. Page Center 2016-17 Joint Faculty-Practitioner Grant for $10,000. Ferguson and Song will serve as co-principle investigators on the grant which is titled, “Employee Prosocial…

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Posted: April 19, 2016

The University of Florida has granted center status to the College of Journalism and Communications’ STEM Translational Communication Research program. The new center will be called the STEM Translational Communication Center. The Center’s mission, as articulated in the proposal to the UF administration, is to “develop innovative strategies for bridging…

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Posted: April 11, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Executive Associate Dean Spiro Kiousis will be presenting In the Eye of Democracy: Mediated Public Diplomacy and the International Agenda Building Influence of the 2014 Hong Kong Protest at The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Public Relations Week conference being held March…

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Posted: March 15, 2016

March 17-20 Seattle, Wa. Huan Chen, assistant professor, Department of Advertising  Young Consumers’ Perceptions of Social Media Marketing: The Story of Instagram Abstract:  A qualitative research was conducted to explore young consumers’ interpretation of Instagram and marketing via Instagram. The themes that emerged regarding those young consumers’ understanding of the…

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Posted: March 8, 2016

March 12 New York University Ron Rodgers, professor, Department of Journalism The Social Awakening and the Soul of News Abstract: The paper argues that the impulse for the struggle defining the ethics of the newspaper press as it shifted from a partisan to a commercial model at the turn of the…

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Posted: March 8, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Executive Associate Dean and Professor of Public Relations Spiro Kiousis published “Agenda-building linkages between public relations and state news media during the 2010 Florida Senate election” in the March issue of Public Relations Review. Co-authoring on the research were: Ji Young…

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Posted: March 3, 2016

March 2-6 Miami Spiro Kiousis, executive associate dean and professor, Department of Public Relations and Tianduo (Tina) Zhang, PhD candidate Developing a Scale to Measure Country Image Co-authors:  Diana Ingenhoff, University of Fribourg (Switzerland); Candace White, University of Tennessee; Alexander Buhmann, University of Fribourg Abstract:  For international public relations and public diplomacy, the…

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Posted: March 3, 2016

March 3 – 5, 2016 Baton Rouge, La. Clay Calvert, professor, Department of Journalism Copyright in Inanimate Characters: The Disturbing Proliferation of Microworks and Its Negative Effects on Copyright and Free Expression​ Co-Author: Matthew Bunker, Reese Phifer Professor of Journalism, University of Alabama. Award: Top Faculty Paper, Law and Policy Division…

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Posted: March 1, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Professor Ron Rodgers will be presenting a paper at the 2016 Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference on March 12 at New York University on “The Social Awakening and the Soul of News.” Abstract The paper argues that the impulse for the…

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Posted: February 29, 2016