Public Relations

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

Before Rico Pasqualini was the president of the world’s leading backpack maker, he was a public relations student at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. Much has changed in his life between then and now, but one aspect remains the same: At both the CJC and JanSport,…

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Posted: April 6, 2018

Rita Men, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications assistant professor of Public Relations, was recognized on the @UFNews Twitter feed for #EmployeeAppreciationDay for “It’s About How Employees Feel” posted on the CJC website Research & Insights page.

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Posted: March 5, 2018

Research & Insights

It’s About How Employees Feel

By Rita Linjuan Men Offering employees the information they need and keeping them informed and updated is only one of the basic goals of internal communication. A more important purpose of internal communication is to establish employees’ deeper-level emotional connection with the organization. More and more companies today are striving…

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Posted: November 29, 2017

Ophir Lehavy, student success coach at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications was quoted in “Helping Freshman Succeed: Tips from College Advisors” in The Washington Post on Sept. 11. Lehavy teaches online courses for the College’s Global Strategic Communications and Public Relations programs. In the article, she…

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Posted: September 13, 2017

Kim Ford, B.S. Public Relations 2000, was named senior vice president/head of Government Affairs, for First Data in Washington, D.C.  In her new position, Ford will lead the development and strategy of the company’s political advocacy and policy development. Ford joined First Data in 2004 and has served in several…

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Posted: July 30, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Junior Josie Kuhlman received the prestigious 2017 NCAA Elite 90 Award Winner for women’s tennis on the eve of the NCAA Championships “Round of 16.” This honor goes to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the…

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Posted: May 22, 2017

Dr. Carma Bylund, a distinguished cancer communication scholar,  will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) in August. She will be the latest preeminence faculty member to join the College. Bylund is currently associate director, Medical Education at the Hamad Medical Corporation…

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Posted: May 12, 2017

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations professor and Karel Endowed Chair in Public Interest Communications was quoted in, “Small Donations Add up to a Big Difference as Give Day Tampa Bay Returns Tuesday”, published in the Tampa Bay Times on April 28. Christiano comments…

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Posted: May 2, 2017

Research & Insights

Is Awareness Ever Enough?

In the latest edition of The Stanford Social Innovation Review, Ann Christiano, the Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications, and Annie Neimand, communications manager for the College of Journalism and Communications and research director for frank, argue that changemakers must put an end to raising awareness. Instead, those seeking to move the…

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Posted: April 24, 2017