Public Relations

Pat Ford, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations professional-in-residence, and Julie Frey, UFCJC Office of Careers and Corporate Partnerships director, were the presenters during the session “The Jedi Mind Trick of Crisis Communications” at the 5th annual Small Business Summit: The Dark Side of Leadership and…

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Posted: February 13, 2024

Wenlin Liu will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC)  in August 2024 as an associate professor in the Public Relations Department. Liu is currently an associate professor of strategic communication at the University of Houston Jack J. Valenti School of Communication. Her research focuses on…

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Posted: February 6, 2024

Linjuan Rita Men, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations professor and director of Internal Communication Research, is quoted in “Workers are Unionizing. How Should Management Respond?” published in Fortune on Jan. 23. The article focuses on how communication can help either resolve the conflict between…

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Posted: January 23, 2024

PRWeek has selected the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations Department as one of five finalists in the 2024 PRWeek Awards Outstanding Education Program category. The winner will be announced on March 14 in New York City. The department won PRWeek’s Outstanding Education Program award…

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Posted: December 13, 2023

Professionalism, public trust and ethics have always been integral to public relations education. But for the first time in its 50-year history, the Commission on Public Relations Education (CPRE) is considering the role public relations can play in promoting social change and giving voice to historically underrepresented groups that have…

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Posted: December 6, 2023

Linjuan Rita Men, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations professor and director of Internal Communication Research, and UFCJC Journalism Assistant Professor Celeste Wagner are the recipients of the College’s 2023 International Educator of the Year Senior Faculty and Junior Faculty awards, respectively. The awards presented…

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Posted: November 17, 2023

Christen Buckley, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations assistant professor, has been selected as a UF International Center 2024 Global Fellow. The fellowship includes a $5,000 award and a $1,000 stipend for her faculty mentor Roxane Coche. Buckley’s research areas of interest include advocacy, digital communication,…

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Posted: November 6, 2023

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) faculty members have contributed to the Commission on Public Relations Education’s (CPRE) 2023 Signature Report, Navigating Change: Recommendations for Advancing Undergraduate Public Relations Education. The College’s Public Relations Department was one of five sponsors of the report, and the only…

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Posted: October 20, 2023

Pat Ford, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations professional-in-residence, was quoted in “PR Forefathers: Succession” published on prweek.com on Sept. 19. In the article, PRWeek interviews successors to PR’s forefathers to discuss their memories of an iconic lunch in 2008 that featured four legends: Harold…

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Posted: September 27, 2023

Pat Ford, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations professional-in-residence and lecturer, was featured in “Reputation Management & Crisis Communication with Pat Ford,” an episode of the podcast “The Business That Story Built” posted on Aug. 28. In the podcast, host Christie Bilbrey asks Ford to…

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Posted: September 7, 2023

A new study has found that conservative media use is associated with greater perceived distance to COVID-19, while less partisan news use is associated with a smaller perceived distance. The findings by Jay Hmielowski, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations associate professor, UFCJC doctoral student…

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Posted: September 6, 2023

Pam Fultz, senior communications manager at Vi and University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications online master’s program adjunct instructor, was interviewed for an episode of the “On Top of PR” podcast from AXIA Public Relations on Aug. 29. In “The Benefits of Purpose-Driven Storytelling,” Fultz discusses purpose-driven storytelling,…

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Posted: September 1, 2023