Rita Men

A study by Tom Kelleher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, UFCJC Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Men, and Patrick Thelen, Ph.D. 2019, was selected as one of the Institute of Public Relations (IPR) Top 14 PR Research Insights of…

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Posted: February 10, 2020

Social media has become an increasingly relevant and cost-effective way for organizations to build their brand and their business. The demand for an organization to have an online presence is acute as both the general public and stakeholders become increasingly visible online, and expect the same from corporate leadership. University…

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Posted: February 7, 2020

In an increasingly tech-driven business environment, many discussions have centered on new technology, innovation, and the resultant efficiency and productivity in the workplace. Conversations seem to have drifted slightly away from the “soft” aspect, what is underneath the “hard” assets, or the “wine” in the bottle: people and emotions. People…

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Posted: June 17, 2019

Rita Men, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations associate professor, is the co-author of “Exploring Negative Peer Communication of Companies on Social Media and Its Impact on Organization-Public Relationships” published in Public Relations Review on May 24. Men and UFCJC doctoral student Yufan Qin examined…

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Posted: May 29, 2019

Rita Linjuan Men, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations associate professor, is the co-author of “Creating a Positive Emotional Culture: Effect of Internal Communication and Impact on Employee Supportive Behaviors” published in Public Relations Review on April 1. The article, co-authored by CJC doctoral student Cen…

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Posted: April 9, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and graduate students were recognized at the 22nd annual International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC) in Orlando from March 7-9. Following are this year’s award winners. -Public Relations Professor Mary Ann Ferguson and doctoral student Cen “April” Yue received the Brigham…

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Posted: March 8, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and graduate students were honored at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference in Washington, D.C. Award winners include: -CJC Journalism Professor and Chair Ted Spiker named Educator of the Year in the Magazine Division. –Sylvia…

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Posted: August 10, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations faculty and graduate students presented eight papers at the 2018 International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC) last week in Orlando.

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Posted: March 13, 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

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Educators Academy has awarded University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Men their Top Faculty Research Paper Award for “Social Messengers as the New Frontier of Organization-Public Engagement: Antecedents and Relational Outcomes.” Men, who co-authored the paper…

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Posted: July 30, 2017

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty from the Departments of Advertising and Public Relations recently received promotions. Janice Krieger, STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) director, has been promoted to full professor of Advertising. Rita Linjuan Men is now a tenured associate professor of Public Relations and…

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Posted: June 28, 2017