Ann Christiano

By Annie Neimand, Ph.D., Ann Christiano and Yu-Hao Lee, Ph.D.  We’re convinced that peer-reviewed academic research is the most effective tool organizations devoted to social change are not using. There are good reasons why literature reviews aren’t a component of their efforts. Humanitarian organisations rarely have enough resources, and the scope…

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Posted: May 13, 2019

Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the Center for Public Interest Communications, won this year’s Faculty Entrepreneurship Award from the UF Warrington College of Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (EIC). The Entrepreneurship Award is given annually to…

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Posted: April 28, 2019

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications and Center for Public Interest Communications (CPIC) director and Annie Neimand, CPIC research director, are featured in the podcast “Building a Communication Strategy for Diversity and Inclusion” posted on the Stanford Social Innovation…

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Posted: March 29, 2019

Beginning in May 2019, the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications will launch an online master’s degree with a specialization in public interest communications, the country’s only master’s program in this emerging field. Public interest communications focuses on the development and implementation of science-based, planned strategic communication campaigns…

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Posted: February 5, 2019

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications and Center for Public Interest Communications director, was quoted in “Oregon Tries Humor in Fight Against Salmonella” published in the Central Oregon newspaper, The Bulletin, on Nov. 20. The article focuses on a…

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Posted: November 26, 2018

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications and Center for Public Interest Communications director, was elected to the Playworks national board of directors. Playworks, based in Oakland, California, helps kids discover the joy of physical activity, build social and emotional…

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Posted: October 29, 2018

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications and Center for Public Interest Communications (CPIC) director, and Annie Neimand, CPIC research director, shared insights on “What Social, Behavioral and Cognitive Science Tell Us About Building Support to Address Social Determinants,” during…

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Posted: August 22, 2018

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications and Center for Public Interest Communications (CPIC) director, and Annie Neimand, CPIC research director, are the authors of “The Science of What Makes People Care.” The article is featured as the cover story…

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Posted: August 16, 2018

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications and Center for Public Interest Communications director, wrote a review for Stanford Social Innovation Review on the new book “New Power.” Christiano comments that the book by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms focuses…

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Posted: May 21, 2018

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has compiled research and best practices from multiple disciplines to help communicators craft more effective communication. “Science of Story Building,” published on Medium, features an exploration of what science and…

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Posted: May 14, 2018

Ann Christiano delivers commencement address to UF doctoral graduates, challenging them to become "virtuosos of curiosity". Read the full text of her address.

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Posted: May 5, 2018

The new University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications (CPIC) and Ann Christiano, Frank Karel Endowed Chair in Public Interest Communications and CPIC director, were featured in “Can Behavioral Science Help Make Stories and Reporting More Complete?” published on poynter.org on Feb. 20.

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Posted: February 21, 2018