Marcia DiStaso

The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) on Tuesday posted a new study, “The Career Path of a Social Media Professional,” which looks at social media manager job roles and responsibilities, reporting and management structure, history and levels of experience, performance review systems, and career ambitions. The study is a collaboration…

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Posted: October 14, 2020

Marcia DiStaso, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Department chair, is the co-author of “Responding to a Health Crisis on Facebook: The Effects of Response Timing and Message Appeal” published in Public Relations Review, Volume 46, Issue 3, September 2020. DiStaso and Yan Huang examined the…

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Posted: September 2, 2020

Patrick Ford, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations Professional-in-Residence, is quoted in “As the PR Industry Confronts its Diversity Problem, the Biggest Trade Groups are Wrestling with How to Hold Leadership Accountable” originally published in Business Insider on June 12. The article focuses on the…

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Posted: June 14, 2020

Marcia DiStaso, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Department chair, and Public Relations senior Gabriela Balayla have been recognized by PRNews as PR Trainer/Educator of the Year and PR Student of the Year, respectively. They were honored at the 2019 PRNews PR People Awards Luncheon in…

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Posted: December 13, 2019

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and staff were among 21 at UF who were selected for the UF Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals (ALAP) program. Public Relations Department Chair Marcia DiStaso, Assistant Dean for Student Experiences and Innovation News Center Director Mira Lowe and…

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Posted: May 29, 2019

Marcia DiStaso, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Department chair, will be one of four inductees into the PRNEWS PR Measurement Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C. on April 18. For the past nine years, PRNEWS has honored academics and professionals for their efforts in advancing…

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Posted: April 9, 2019

Marcia DiStaso, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Department chair, and director of the Institute for Public Relations Digital Media Research Center, is the author of “What PR Pros Need to Know for GDPR Compliance Day” published on the Institute for Public Relations website on May…

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Posted: June 5, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations faculty and graduate students presented eight papers at the 2018 International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC) last week in Orlando.

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Posted: March 13, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Chair Marcia DiStaso published a study summary on the Institute for Public Relations website on July 18. The study presentation was made at the 2017 International PR Research Conference. “Trends in Purpose: How Companies Are Changing the World by Doing…

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Posted: July 24, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today announced that Dr. Marcia DiStaso will be joining the College in July as the new chair of the Department of Public Relations. Dr. DiStaso is replacing Dr. Juan-Carlos Molleda who left the College last year to become dean of the…

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Posted: February 17, 2017