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Researchers studying the use of digital platforms to help Native American people tell their own stories were winners of this year’s Research Prize in Public Interest Communications, awarded annually by the University of Florida Center for Public Interest Communications. Jillian Fish, postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Care Delivery and…

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Posted: March 31, 2022

The recent failure of workplace vaccine mandates in the Supreme Court means we have to look for fresh ideas to get the last third of Americans vaccinated. Here’s a tool no one has tried: activating the millions of Americans who are vaccinated to influence the choices of those who aren’t. Read…

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Posted: February 10, 2022

Allissa Richardson, Ph.D., assistant professor of communications at USC Annenberg, received the 2021 Research Prize in Public Interest Communication awarded by the University of Florida Center for Public Interest Communications. The $10,000 award honors Richardson’s research focused on the rise of new womanist communication models in the Black Lives Matter…

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Posted: May 4, 2021

The Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida has received funding for two new projects that will offer science-informed tools to build support for COVD-19 vaccination among groups proving to be slower to accept the vaccine.   After developing a science-informed communication guide for practitioners to address…

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Posted: March 31, 2021

The pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNtech announced Nov. 20, 2020, that they will seek emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for a vaccine to prevent COVID-19. On Nov. 16, Moderna announced that a vaccine it has been working on has been shown to be close to 95%…

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Posted: January 27, 2021

Ja’kari Clayton is set to graduate from UF with a MA in Mass Communications and become the “first ever” graduate specializing in public interest communications. He’s also spent the last two years as a research assistant with the Center. The Center’s Postdoc, Jack J. Barry, interviewed Ja’kari to get his…

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Posted: November 19, 2020

“Unmuted: What Works, What Doesn’t, and How We Can All Do Better When Working Together Online” is a new report released by The Goodman Center in partnership with  the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Center for Public Interest Communications(CPIC) and a consortium of non-profit organizations. With the…

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Posted: October 27, 2020

Jack: Congratulations on your new position as the next Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications here at the University of Florida. We are excited to have you join the team. Frank Karel, a 1961 journalism graduate of our College, endowed the chair in 2009 after a 30-year career as…

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Posted: August 29, 2020

The Center for Public Interest Communications and the  Radical Communicators Network (RCN) announced that they are the recipients of a $100,000 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Voices for Economic Opportunity Grand Challenge Grant for their collaborative proposal “Changing the Poverty Narrative by Changing the Voices.” This project was one of 28 proposals funded from…

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Posted: June 11, 2020

In a newly published article on Open Global Rights, Jack Barry, who recently joined the Center for Public Interest Communications as a postdoc research associate, argues that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the unfortunate reality that many millions of people staying at home under lockdown are without unfettered internet access,…

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Posted: May 27, 2020