Ann Christiano

Define American and the Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) collaborated to produce a new body of research on immigration and local news with a focus on North Carolina media consumers. The result, “Reimagining Immigration News: North Carolina’s Case for…

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Posted: November 9, 2022

The topic of refugees continues to be a polarizing one in the United States, often fueled by the media and its representation of displaced individuals. In a new study, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications researchers Frank Waddell, Journalism associate professor, Center for Public Interest Communications Director Ann…

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Posted: May 17, 2022

Frank Waddell, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor, Center for Public Interest Communications Director Ann Christiano, Center Research Director Annie Neimand, and Kelly Chernin are the co-authors of “The Effect of Documentary and Fictional Narratives on Dehumanization of Refugees and Stereotype Reversal” published in the…

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Posted: April 28, 2022

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications director, and Jack Barry, a post-doctoral research associate for the Center, are the authors of “This Untapped Tool Could Help Boost Vaccination Rates” published in Barron’s on Jan. 27. Christiano and Barry write about the…

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Posted: January 28, 2022

This article originally appeared in Barron’s on Jan. 27, 2022. To read the full article, visit: https://www.barrons.com/articles/this-untapped-tool-could-help-boost-vaccination-rates-51643231633?tesla=y.  The recent failure of workplace vaccine mandates in the Supreme Court means we have to look for fresh ideas to get the last third of Americans vaccinated. Here’s a tool no one has tried: activating…

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Posted: January 28, 2022

The Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications in collaboration with Stanford Social Innovation Review will present How to Power Up Your Communications Strategy with the Science of Systems Thinking. The two-part e-certification program, on Dec. 7 and 9, is designed to…

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Posted: December 1, 2021

This article originally appeared in The Conversation on Sept. 24, 2021.  The article was written by University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications Post-Doctoral Associate Jack Barry, Director Ann Christiano and Research Director Annie Neimand. Are workplace vaccine mandates prompting some employees to quit…

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Posted: September 26, 2021

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications director, was featured in the “Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy” broadcast on Orlando, Florida, public radio station WMFE-FM on Aug. 13. Christiano, Jack Barry, a post-doctoral research associate for the Center, and Center Research Director Annie Neimand…

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Posted: August 13, 2021

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications director, Center Research Director Annie Neimand, and Jack Barry, a post-doctoral research associate for the Center, are three of the co-authors of Invest in Trust: A Guide for Building COVID-19 Vaccine Trust and Increasing Vaccination…

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Posted: May 27, 2021

The Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications on April 23, 2021 was mentioned in the White House press briefing by the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy reported that “The National Association of…

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Posted: April 26, 2021

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications director, and Jack Barry, a post-doctoral research associate for the Center, were quoted in “How to Talk to Employees About Vaccines” published on the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) website on April 13. Christiano and…

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Posted: April 19, 2021

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications director, is quoted in “In the COIVD-19 Vaccine Push, No One is Speaking Gen Z’s Language” published on statnews.com on April 8. The article focuses on the lack of useful COVID-19 information from federal or…

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Posted: April 9, 2021