Ph.D. Program

Research Research

Faculty members and doctoral students at CJC have a strong history of conducting and publishing research, both theoretical and practical, in journalism and communication fields. These efforts continue to elevate the exceptional reputation of the College that their predecessors built over the decades.

The College has had 14 faculty members receive the UF Research Foundation Professorship, a prestigious award which goes to UF faculty members who have a distinguished record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields.

UF Research Foundation Professors

2017 Clay Calvert
2016  Jon Morris
2015 Wayne Wanta
2014 Amy Jo Coffey
2013 Sylvia Chan-Olmsted
2012 Ron Rodgers
2011 Cory Armstrong*
2010 Juan-Carlos Molleda*
2009 Spiro Kiousis
2008 Kim Walsh-Childers
2007 Lynda Lee Kaid*
 
2006 Laurence Alexander*
2005 John Kaplan
2004 Bernell Tripp
2003 Sandra Dickson*
2002 Sylvia Chan-Olmsted
2001 James Babanikos
2000 Linda Hon
1998 Debbie Treise

*No longer at the College

The level of faculty productivity in the College of Journalism and Communications during the past six years has increased significantly. College faculty have produced more refereed conference paper presentations as well as publications. A list of refereed journals and law reviews is available here.

The menu on the right provides details on each of the College’s five main areas of study.

To view research from faculty and students, click on the links below.

Refereed Journals and Law Reviews

Dissertations

CJC at Major Academic Conferences

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What the National School Walkout Says About Schools and Free Speech


When students walked out of school to protest what they see as lax gun laws, some risked punishment from their schools. But it may be worth it to send a First Amendment message.

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Changing Attitudes of Physicians May Improve Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials


Attitudes of primary care physicians play a key role in a recently diagnosed cancer patient’s access to and beliefs about clinical trial treatments. Acting as opinion ambassadors, they have the power to influence their patients’ attitudes and behaviors.

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Health Journalism Exhibits Both Improvement and Decline in Quality


Faced with dwindling resources, and a news cycle that never sleeps, today’s health journalists must meet a new challenge: provide complete, trustworthy content on health care issues with precision at the same breakneck speed with which the medical field innovates.

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Does Your Company Have a Proactive Crisis Communications Plan?


Companies can have a variety of reasons for engaging in what the public considers socially responsible (CSR) practices. How do they maintain their reputation and sense of alturisim in a crisis? Research suggests they should have a proactive strategy.

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