Research and Insights

About Research and Insights

Research and Insights spotlights leading ideas and science at the forefront of journalism, public relations, telecommunication and advertising from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. We are driven to produce prominent scholarship and storytelling strategies, technologies and ideas that can have a positive impact on society.

Whether it is best practices from a guest speaker or the latest findings from our faculty and graduate students, here you can access new research and insights that are advancing the diverse and rapidly changing field of communications.

On the top menu, you can access our research and insights, academic publications and expert faculty.

For more information

Research and Insights Site: Randy Bennett, rbennett@jou.ufl.edu

Division of Research: Marcia DiStaso, associate dean, mdistaso@ufl.edu

Areas of Study and Expertise

Health and Science

Examine public awareness, interest, understanding, confidence, and willingness to engage with information on health and science topics in mediated as well as interpersonal and organizational contexts.

Audience and Social Media

Examine how messages flow to large and small audiences, with an emphasis on how communication technologies influence the formation, transmission and reception of messages.

Political Communication, Ethics and Law

Explore issues of how public opinion and communication practice are shaped through traditional and interactive media, laws, policies and ethical codes.

Organizational Communication and Strategic Decision-Making

Examine communication processes involved in how individuals make decisions as well as the contexts in which individuals make decisions drawing on behavioral decision theory, information processing and cognitive psychology.

Social Change and Public Interest Communication

Explore the study and practice of science-based, planned strategic communication campaigns with the main goal of achieving significant change and sustained positive behavioral change on a public interest issue that transcends the particular interests of any single organization. So at it’s basis, Public Interest Communications is using communications to drive social change.

UFCJC Alumna Qualifies for 2023-24 Hearst Journalism Awards Multimedia National Championship

May 23, 2024

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New Documentary Chronicles Acclaimed PBS “Reading Rainbow” Series Created by CJC Alumnus

May 22, 2024

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Jane Bambauer Comments on the Development of the “Quantum Internet”

May 21, 2024

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Study: State Confidentiality Laws Threaten to Muzzle Legitimate Whistleblowers

May 21, 2024

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