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Angela Bradbery - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Angela Bradbery

Chair | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Angela Bradbery has over 30 years experience practicing and studying activism, advocacy and public interest communications.


Angela Bradbery has worked in developing and implementing communication strategies at the national, state and local levels and leading communication planning and implementation for coalitions of allied public interest organizations. In 2003, she co-founded Smokefree DC, a nonprofit, all-volunteer membership organization that achieved the passage of landmark smoke-free workplace legislation in Washington, D.C., in 2006. As part of that effort, Bradbery mobilized grassroots activists, did educational and media outreach and lobbied elected officials.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Public Interest Communications




Media Appearances (3)

Angela Bradbery Featured in AEJMC Media and Culture Podcast

UF College of Journalism and Communications  online


Angela Bradbery, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications, was recently interviewed for an episode of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Media and Culture podcast. “Public Interest Communications – A Conversation with Angela Bradbery” was posted on Oct. 17.

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Angela Bradbery Will Be the Featured Researcher on “The Academic Minute” on Sept. 9

UF College of Journalism and Communications  radio


Angela Bradbery, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications, will be featured on “The Academic Minute” broadcast on Sept. 9 at 1:37 p.m. on public radio stations WUFT-FM 89.1 and WJUF-FM 90.1. “The Academic Minute,” a two-and-a-half-minute daily module featuring researchers from colleges and universities around the world, keeps listeners abreast of groundbreaking research.

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Angela Bradbery Comments on the Name Choice for the New Inflation Reduction Act

UF College of Journalism and Communications  online


Angela Bradbery, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications, is quoted in “The Inflation Reduction Act Is a Climate Bill. Just Don’t Call It One” published on bloomberg.com on Aug. 15. The article focuses on a new law that could be the most significant U.S. climate legislation ever. However, the name gives the connotation that it is designed to lower the deficit and costs for good and services.

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Articles (3)

Don’t care about the Build Back Better Act? Hearing people’s personal stories might change that

The Conversation

Angela Bradbery


When U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said that he wouldn’t support President Joe Biden’s signature Build Back Better Act, he set off a wave of breaking news alerts. It was fitting. For months, media coverage has breathlessly focused on the behind-the-scenes wrangling and hour-by-hour negotiations around the legislation. How much has been slashed from the bill today? What does it mean for the future of the Democratic and Republican parties?

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Infrastructure? Or jobs? Controversy over name of Biden proposal highlights long tradition in politics

The Conversation

Angela Bradbery


President Joe Biden caught flak this month when he released his infrastructure plan and named it the American Jobs Plan. Republicans said he was being misleading by stretching the definition of “infrastructure,” and they questioned his claims about the number of jobs the proposal would create. It’s neither an infrastructure nor a jobs plan, they groused. Controversy over legislative bill names is hardly new.

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Want the Rich to Pay Their Fair Share? Don’t Call It a Tax

Common Dreams

Angela Bradbery


When President Joe Biden rolls out his $3 trillion infrastructure and jobs package, one of the questions he will be asked is, "How will you pay for it?" Reports indicate that he is considering a "menu of tax options." Biden would be wise not to fall into the same trap as U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who, by dubbing her recent proposal to levy a tax on the wealthy a "wealth tax" and naming her bill the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act, may have doomed it.

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