Rita Men

Rita Men, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations associate professor, is the recipient of the 2022 Hillier Krieghbaum Under-40 Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Men is the first UFCJC faculty member to win the Hillier Krieghbaum Award while…

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Posted: May 27, 2022

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and doctoral students will be presenting at the International Public Relations Research Conference in Orlando, Florida from March 3-5. Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Men and doctoral students Jie Jin, Renee Mitson, Yufan Sunny Qin, and Marc Vielledent will receive the…

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Posted: March 2, 2022

Social media began as a way to connect with friends and family, but in recent years, it has also become a lucrative business tool. Social media can be a convenient, affordable and interactive way for companies and public relations practitioners to deliver organization-related messages in real time, communicate with their…

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Posted: September 23, 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

By Lenore Devore, B.S. Journalism 1984 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,…

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Posted: April 21, 2021

This article by Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Men originally appeared in The Conversation on March 18, 2021.  Ending the pandemic depends on achieving herd immunity, estimated at 70% or even 80% to 90% of a population. With some 30% of Americans telling pollsters they have no interest in getting vaccinated, that’s cutting it a bit…

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Posted: March 22, 2021

Rita Men, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations associate professor, is the author of “Three Ways Employers Could Help Fight Vaccine Skepticism” published in The Conversation on March 19. In the article, Men suggests that employers can play a key role in the fight against vaccine…

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Posted: March 19, 2021

Rita Men, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations associate professor, is the co-author of “Communication Climate and Organizational Identification: The Keys to Change Management?” published in the Keller Center Research Report from the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business. Men, Marlene Neill and Cen “April” Yue,…

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Posted: March 4, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and graduate students will be the recipients of prestigious awards from the International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC) at its 24th annual conference, to be held virtually from March 3-6. Rita Men, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public…

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Posted: March 1, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral candidate Cen April Yue with Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Men and Public Relations Professor Mary Ann Ferguson are the recipients of the 2020 International Journal of Business Communication Outstanding Article of the Year from the Association for Business Communication (ABC).…

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Posted: October 29, 2020

Change, particularly organizational change, can be difficult for many people. By supporting change through positive leadership communication practices, employees are more apt to be open to supporting that change. This brings with it a wealth of potential for positive and productive business practices. Despite the crucial role of executive leadership…

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Posted: October 21, 2020

Cen April Yue, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student, received the Top Student Paper award during the 2020 Public Relations Society of America Educators Academy Super Friday event. Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Men, with doctoral students Jie Jin and Benjamin Lynn, received the Top Faculty…

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Posted: October 19, 2020