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.

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Research and Insights Site: Randy Bennett,

Division of Graduate Studies and Research: Tom Kelleher, associate dean,

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.

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Carla Fisher and CJC Doctoral Student Michaela Devyn Mullis Co-Author Article on Breast Cancer Education Messages

December 13, 2019

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Marcia DiStaso and Gabriela Balayla Receive 2019 PRNews Awards

December 13, 2019

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CJC Faculty, Adjuncts and Students Named 2019 Anderson Scholar Faculty Honorees

December 13, 2019

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Ron Rodgers Authors Chapter in New Book on the History of Journalistic Ethics

December 10, 2019

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