Covid-19

Marcia DiStaso, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Department chair, is quoted in “COVID on Campus: A Look into the Pandemic’s Effect on Future PR Pros” published in PRWeek on Aug. 26. The article focuses on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected institutions of higher education…

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Posted: August 30, 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

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “YouTube Yanked Public Meeting Videos Over COVID Misinformation. Now It’s Backtracking” published in The Washington Post on Aug. 7.…

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Posted: August 9, 2021

This article by Carma L. Bylund,  Lindsay A. Thompson, and Stephanie A. S. Staras, originally appeared on MedPage Today on July 30, 2021. Ms. Clark comes for her annual visit. You notice on her medical record that she has not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19. Near the end of the visit, you…

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Posted: August 8, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Professor Kim Walsh-Childers was quoted in “White House Voices Frustrations Over Pandemic Media Coverage,” published in The Hill on Aug. 4, 2021. The article discusses the Biden Administration’s criticism of media coverage of new guidance on masks and COVID-19 breakthrough cases…

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Posted: August 6, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Professor Kim Walsh-Childers was quoted in “Can ‘Get The Facts Jax’ Vaccine Campaign Change Minds?” published on wjct.com on Aug. 3, 2021. “Get The Facts Jax” is a vaccine promotion campaign that launched last week in Jacksonville, Florida, and is run…

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Posted: August 4, 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

This article by Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Men originally appeared in The Conversation on March 18, 2021.  Ending the pandemic depends on achieving herd immunity, estimated at 70% or even 80% to 90% of a population. With some 30% of Americans telling pollsters they have no interest in getting vaccinated, that’s cutting it a bit…

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Posted: March 22, 2021

COVID-19 has greatly affected cancer care. During the onset of the pandemic, clinicians and patients faced uncertainty about the safety of meeting face-to-face and continuing treatment. Protocols were altered and clinicians were thrust into using new technology to communicate with patients. Telemedicine became standard practice, even though it was rarely…

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Posted: February 24, 2021

COVID-19 has greatly affected cancer care. During the onset of the pandemic, clinicians and patients faced uncertainty about the safety of meeting face-to-face and continuing treatment. Protocols were altered and clinicians were thrust into using new technology to communicate with patients. Telemedicine became standard practice, even though it was rarely…

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Posted: February 24, 2021

Benjamin Johnson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, is the co-author of “Media for Coping During COVID-19 Social Distancing: Stress, Anxiety and Psychological Well-Being” published in Frontiers in Psychology on Nov. 10. Johnson, Allison Eden, Leonard Reinecke and Sara Grady, using data from a cross-sectional…

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Posted: November 10, 2020

“Unmuted: What Works, What Doesn’t, and How We Can All Do Better When Working Together Online” is a new report released by The Goodman Center in partnership with  the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications (CPIC) and a consortium of non-profit organizations. With…

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Posted: October 19, 2020