Ann Christiano, Frank Karel Chair for Public Interest Communications, talks about the creation of a new field.
"Hey, you know what's scary? When you invite 300 people to your house and they're all super impressive and then you get up to speak in front of them." Christiano bookends her talk with the story of the introduction of James Joyce's Ulysses to America and an interactive demonstration of a little-known aspect of the birth of the civil rights movement in Montgomery, AL.
What's next for the public interest communications program at the University of Florida? Better defining public interest communications and envisioning a new curriculum at University of Florida.