Linda Hon

Dr. Brigitta Brunner-Johnson has been selected as the inaugural editor of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journal of Public Interest Communications (JPIC). JPIC is a new scholarly journal publishing the latest research in public interest communications. It will be housed in the College under the direction…

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Posted: January 30, 2017

UF College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) Public Relations Assistant Professor Rita Men, Ph.D., APR, has been named a scholar of the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations. Dr. Men will be one of 12 scholars, each serving a five-year term. The Plank Center at the University of Alabama…

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Posted: August 31, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Professor Linda Childers Hon will receive the Milestones in Mentoring Educator Award from the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations.  The award will be presented at an induction ceremony in Chicago on Nov. 10, 2016. Established in 2010 to…

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Posted: May 11, 2016

The use of social media for enhancing a social movement’s reach has become standard, but few examples demonstrate its potency as well as the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice. Million Hoodies was formed as an online action network following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman and includes…

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Posted: January 15, 2016

The Institute for Public Relations on January 12, 2016 published “Social Media Framing Within the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice,” an article by Public Relations Professor Linda Hon.

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Posted: January 13, 2016

Professor of Public Relations Linda Hon and doctoral students Jungyun Won and Ah Ram Lee have won PRSA’s 2015 Top Faculty Research paper for their research on factors that influence individuals’ decisions to participate and remain engaged in online social issue campaigns. Abstract “The Role of Situational Awareness and Participation…

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Posted: August 20, 2015

Professor of Public Relations Linda Hon’s article on Digital Social Advocacy in the Justice for Trayvon Campaign was published in the August 2015 issue of the Journal of Public Relations Research. Abstract This study examined the digital media ecosystem that developed during the Justice for Trayvon campaign prior to the…

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Posted: August 20, 2015

Below is a list of conference papers by University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and students that were accepted and will be presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) Conference May 21-25 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Other conference roles are also noted.) ICA is a leading…

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Posted: May 18, 2015

Communication Director magazine on December 5, 2014 published “Working towards an equal relationship” by Public Relations professor Linda Hon.

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Posted: December 5, 2014

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Dean John Wright and Executive Associate Dean Linda Hon have accepted new roles after leading the College since 2006, Dean Diane McFarlin announced Jan. 8. Wright is the College’s new Director of Sports Journalism and Communications and Linda Hon the Program Director…

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Posted: January 9, 2013

The new senior associate dean of the College will be Dr. Linda Childers Hon. Executive Associate Dean John Wright announced today that Hon has accepted the position, effective July 1, the same day Wright will become interim dean. Since joining the faculty in 1994, Professor Hon has established a distinguished…

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Posted: May 2, 2006