Professor and Director of the FSU School of Communication
Professor Jennifer Proffitt is director of FSU’s School of Communication. Her research focuses on media ownership, labor issues in the newspaper and digital industries, media regulation and its history, alternative media and media literacy. Proffitt also has expertise on labor issues in higher education in Florida. Her research has appeared in publications including the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Radio & Audio Media, Journal of Communication Inquiry and the Journal of Mass Media Ethics.
“Labor Day is more than just a day off of work and sales at the mall; rather, it is a celebration of the women and men of the U.S. Labor Movement. It is a day that commemorates the workers who struggled, suffered, and even gave their lives for so many of the things we often take for granted, such as children in schools instead of factories or mines, the 40-hour work week and basic health and safety standards, just to name a few. It is a day to remember the countless benefits that organized labor fought so long for and continues to advance and protect.”