Marcia DiStaso

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

Amy Jo Coffey, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Media Production, Management, and Technology associate professor, is the recipient of the third place faculty paper award in the 2021 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) for “Video Measurement and Analytics: Best Practices and Industry…

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Posted: July 21, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and doctoral students are the recipients of research paper awards in the 2021 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Public Relations Division and the Mass Communication & Society Division Moeller Student Paper Competition.         The…

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Posted: June 7, 2021

Building upon her background in corporate communication research, Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Men went into high gear during the pandemic to study effective communications from CEOs as well as chatbots used for social listening. In collaboration with Public Relations Department Chair Marcia DiStaso, Men developed a model to find…

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Posted: April 22, 2021

Marcia DiStaso, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Department chair, is quoted in “Making Up for Lost time: What the PR Class of 2021 is Facing as the Job Search Begins” published in PRWeek on Feb. 26. The article focuses on how companies are emerging from…

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Posted: March 1, 2021

Marcia DiStaso, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Department chair, has been selected as one of the 2020 PRNEWS Top Women in PR. The prestigious group of 89 trailblazing women are leaders from both academia and the industry and “are making a tremendous impact in the…

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Posted: December 16, 2020

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