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Lauren Griffin, research manager for the Journal of Public Interest Communications housed in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, co-authored “Who Are You Calling Anti-Science?,” with Troy H. Campbell, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Oregon. The article was published in Scientific American on April…

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Posted: April 7, 2017

Annie Neimand, frank research director at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, authored “To Win Against False Information, We Must Play Offense” published in Stanford Social Innovation Review Online on April 5. Neimand comments on the “post-truth world” and sites research suggesting that rather than defending your…

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Posted: April 7, 2017

By Lauren Griffin and Annie Neimand To some liberals, Donald Trump’s inauguration portends doom for the republic; to many conservatives, it’s a crowning moment for the nation that will usher in an era of growth and optimism. It’s as if each side is living in a different country – and a different reality.…

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Posted: January 26, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications will award one $10,000 prize and two $1,500 prizes to published academic research that informs the growing discipline of public interest communications. Three finalists will present their work at frank, an annual conference for people who work in public interest communications,…

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Posted: January 26, 2017

Annie Neimand, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications communication manager and frank research director and digital strategist, and Lauren Griffin, frank director of external research, collaborated on “Why Each Side of the Partisan Divide Thinks the Other is Living in an Alternate Reality.” The article, focusing on information avoidance…

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Posted: January 26, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today awarded its $10,000 grand prize in public interest communication to Dr. Troy Campbell, assistant professor of marketing, Lindquist College of Business, University of Oregon and Aaron Kay, professor at The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.  The research prize, which…

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Posted: March 10, 2016

Why we’re building Changeville Public Relations Professor and Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications Ann Christiano writes about the place of music in social change in the article, “Why we’re building Changeville,” published January 5, 2016 on Medium.

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Posted: January 6, 2016

After spending three days in Gainesville, it was time for the franksters to head home. frank 2015 ended Friday afternoon following two more sessions of speakers and a closing ceremony, where attendees watched a recap video that compiled images from the week’s events. As a gathering for a community of…

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Posted: March 9, 2015

To end a day filled with speakers, frank invited the Gainesville community to join it and its attendees for night of food, fun and live music. On Thursday evening, more than 3,000 people gathered in Bo Diddley Downtown Community Plaza for a street fair to hear music from opening act…

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Posted: February 27, 2015

Earlier this afternoon, about 300 attendees gathered into the main stage of the Hippodrome. The room glowed in frank-colored lights, as Pristine Stringz, a local musical duo, The Savants of Souls, a local band, and two dancers clad in leotards soon filled the stage for a whimsical performance for the…

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Posted: February 26, 2015

Basking in a radiant orchid glow with soulful jams wafting through the wood structure of Gainesville’s recently restored train depot, the second annual frank gathering kicked off earlier tonight at the welcome rally. frank is more than a conference. It is a gathering of a community of public interest communicators…

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Posted: February 25, 2015