Public Relations

By Mia Marks, B.S. Journalism 2021 Behind his charismatic and unwavering smile is a child of homelessness. Isaiah Arias never thought he’d be living in his own apartment, let alone a full-ride scholarship to the University of Florida. This 20-year-old UF College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) Public Relations major…

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Posted: April 21, 2021

By Nora O’Neill, B.S. Journalism 2023 After growing up in Tucson, Arizona, nearly 2,000 miles from Gainesville, and marrying a Florida State University graduate, Lt. Col. Marc Vielledent never thought he would call himself a Florida Gator. But, when he first visited the UF College of Journalism and Communications (CJC),…

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Posted: April 9, 2021

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Department has been selected for the PRNEWS’ 2021 Education A-list. The inaugural list recognizes the top 35 educational institutions that are advancing the careers of Public Relations and communication professionals in the U.S. Many of the schools on the…

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Posted: February 8, 2021

PRWeek has selected the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Department as one of five finalists for their Outstanding Education Program category in the 2021 PRWeek US Awards. A PRWeek Award honors Public Relations excellence and leadership and celebrates the best of the best corporate, agency,…

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Posted: December 11, 2020

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations program has been deemed the best for the money in Florida and third in the U.S. for 2021, according to ranking service  College Factual. Best value entails price and other factors to determine if a public relations program provides…

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Posted: November 2, 2020

UF BPRSS Presents: Chris Foster – Ahead of the Curve Thursday, October 29, 6-7pm CLICK HERE for details  

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Posted: October 22, 2020

By Lenore Devore, B.S. Journalism 1984 When a professor and mentor encouraged Mary Ann Ferguson to start thinking about research while she was getting her master’s degree in journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she decided to tackle the future of public relations. She presented a paper which was well-received…

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Posted: September 5, 2019

Natalie Asorey, B.S. Public Relations 2013, will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) this fall as a Public Relations lecturer teaching public relations writing and social media. Asorey most recently was head of social media at BODEN, a leading cross-cultural communication agency based in Miami, where…

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Posted: July 2, 2018

Research & Insights

The Future of Public Relations

Seven senior public relations executives visited CJC during the 2017-18 school year.  We asked them about industry trends and preparing for a public relations career.  Here’s what they told Us.

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Posted: June 27, 2018

Mickey Nall, M.A.M.C 1982 and 2009 Alumnus of Distinction, will return to the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications this fall as a full-time professional-in-residence in the Public Relations Department. He was a visiting professional during the 2016-17 school year and a former chair of the College’s Public…

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Posted: May 23, 2018

Myiah Hutchens will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications as a Public Relations assistant professor this fall. Since 2014, Hutchens has been an assistant professor in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.  From 2012-2014, she was assistant professor in the University…

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Posted: May 8, 2018

By Alexa Asendorf, B.S. Public Relations, 2013 A perfect GPA and nationally ranked athlete. An academic unicorn? If so, we found one at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC). Twenty-two-year-old Mary Josephine “Josie” Kuhlman is a UFCJC public relations senior with a 4.0 and a national…

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Posted: April 6, 2018