COMM assistant professor’s research featured on FSU 24/7

Dr. Patrick Merle
Dr. Patrick Merle

School of Communication Assistant Professor Patrick Merle is one of three Florida State University researchers featured in the article, “Florida State researchers join effort to study media-public policy connection,” on FSU 24/7 posted June 10.

Merle, along with Carol Weissert, LeRoy Collins Eminent Scholar and Professor of Political Science, Assistant Professor Amanda Driscoll from Political Science will officially launch the Florida Policy Agendas project June 12 at an annual conference for the Comparative Agendas Project in Konstanz, Germany.

The project will examine the media and public policy connections that resulted from the Trayvon Martin case as part of a state-based research partnership that will be part of the international Comparative Agendas Project.

Merle, who teaches political communication and international public relations, previously worked as a professional journalist covering domestic issues and international affairs for global news organizations. He has covered definitive world events like 9/11 in New York City, the London subway attacks, and the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

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