Jack Barry

Define American released a new body of research on immigration and local news – “Reimagining Immigration News: North Carolina’s Case for the Nation” – that gives journalists in every state a road map for inclusive coverage of immigrant communities and policies. The organization collaborated with the Center for Public Interest…

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Posted: November 27, 2022

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

By Sue Wagner, CJC Communication “Need a little hope in the world?” asked Jack Barry, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications post-doctoral research associate, when reflecting on a recent trip to the Medenine region in southern Tunisia. “Just look at what young social…

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Posted: August 18, 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

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, 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

The Center for Public Interest Communications and The Agency , located in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, on Feb. 26 conducted a virtual presentation, “Healthy Gainesville: Research Finding and Strategic Recommendations,” for the National League of Cities University Communities Council meeting on their mask-wearing campaign collaboration…

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Posted: March 2, 2021

Despite more than 450,000 deaths from COVID-19 so far in the U.S., nearly a third of Americans say they definitely or probably will not get the vaccine, according to a recent Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs survey. If those numbers hold, it will be well short of the number…

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Posted: February 14, 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 featured in the GovExec Daily podcast “Establishing Public Trust in a Vaccine” on Dec. 7. Christiano and Barry discuss how officials can promote…

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Posted: December 8, 2020