The Journal of Public Interest Communications

The flagship journal for the field of public interest communications.



ICA Public Interest Pre Conference

If you are attending ICA in Washington, D.C. in May, please consider attending JPIC’s preconference, Bridging Borders: Public Interest Communications in the Global Context. Please register before April 15. This link (( should bring you to the registration page.
Our preconference will be held May 24 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Washington Hilton. Presentations at the preconference include:
“Corporate Social Advocacy as Public Interest Communication: Exploring Perceptions of Corporate Involvement in Controversial Social-Political Issues” Lucinda Austin, UNC Chapel Hill, Barbara Miller, Elon University and Kenn Gaither, Elon University
“Public Interest Communication: Refugees in Bulgaria” Daniella Dimitrova, Iowa State University
“Working for the Public Good: Operational Features of the Field of Public Interest Communications” Jasper Fessmann, West Virginia University
“PLEI: The equation of Professional, Legal, Ethical and Public Interest” Alexander Laskin, Quinnipiac University
“They’re Just Like Us: How UNHCR Refugee Narratives can Create Empathy and Drive Action “ Yu Hao Lee, Kelly Chernin, Nili Cimand, Yewande Addie, Brendan Martin, University of Florida
“How the Notion of Public Interest in Communication can Affect the Design of Culture Public Policies: The Brazilian Case Study” Deborah Rebello Lima, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
“Bridging Borders: An Account of the La Pena Cultural Center” Janis Teruggi Page, The George Washington University
“Backpack Journalism and the Public Interest” Peggy Rupprecht, Creighton University
As always, thank you for your support.
Posted: 2019-04-10

Special Issue: Vol 2, No 2


We are excited to announce that our first special issue, "Public Relations Advocacy: Perspectives from Practice and Research on Public Interest Communications" is now live. A special thank you to our guest editor Dr. Giselle A. Auguer and the Public Relations Division (PRD) of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

We are currently accepting submissions for Vol. 3. No. 1 and are looking to publish original academic research, practitioner reports, and campaign reviews. As always, thank you for your support. 

Posted: 2018-09-17
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