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Writing in Stanford Social Innovation Review, Annie Neimand, director of research, Center for Public Interest Communications, and Samantha Wright, managing director of impact, Exposure Labs, say that advocacy organizations and activists seeking to build more inclusive movements, need to create stories that can engage both familiar and new communities. The…

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Posted: June 18, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications annually awards two $1,500 prizes and one $10,000 grand prize to peer-reviewed academic research that informs the growing discipline of public interest communications. Submissions are now open for the 2020 prize. Research that informs the practice of public interest communications can…

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Posted: June 11, 2019

The latest issue of the Journal of Public Interest Communications (JPIC) is now available online. The open access journal connects practitioners to the academic research in an effort to strengthen and grow the field of public interest communications. Volume 3, No 1 covers the following: Changing the Story: Implications of…

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Posted: May 6, 2019

Displacement is fiercely complex. So is climate change. Explaining how those factors intertwine requires an array of legal and scientific jargon that obscures the suffering experienced by people caught at their intersection.  To help, University of Florida Center for Public Interest Communications (CPIC) and the UN Refugee Agency Innovation Service…

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Posted: May 2, 2019

Professor Ann Christiano, the Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications and the director of the Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, won this year’s Faculty Entrepreneurship Award from the UF Warrington College of Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (EIC). The Entrepreneurship Award is…

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Posted: April 29, 2019

Kristen Grimm, one of the best-known public interest communications practitioners in the United States, offers her views about the state of the field, along with tips for those new to the profession, in the latest installment  of Let’s Hear It–a podcast that’s required listening for anyone who uses communications to…

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Posted: April 11, 2019

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications and Center for Public Interest Communications (CPIC) director and Annie Neimand, CPIC research director, discuss effective approaches for “Building a Communication Strategy for Diversity and Inclusion” in recent a Stanford Social Innovation Review podcast. Using insight from…

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Posted: April 10, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications (CPIC) awarded Dr. Jeremy Yip, assistant professor of Management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the annual $10,000 Prize for Research in Public Interest Communications for his paper, “Losing Your Temper and Your Perspective: Anger…

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Posted: February 22, 2019

Kelly Chernin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Center for Public Interest Communications research associate and Journal of Public Interest Communications manager, is the author of “Hong Kong’s Legal System May be Only Hope for Democracy Movement” published in The Globe Post on Nov. 21. Kelly Chernin Chernin writes about Hong Kong’s struggle to…

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Posted: November 30, 2018

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications and Center for Public Interest Communications director, was quoted in “Oregon Tries Humor in Fight Against Salmonella” published in the Central Oregon newspaper, The Bulletin, on Nov. 20. Ann Christiano The article focuses on a parody…

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Posted: November 26, 2018