frank 2015

It’s time to start planning your frank pilgrimage.

Join us in Gainesville, February 25 – 27.

The people who come to frank are leading minds who drive change by funding it, studying it, or practicing it. The rabble-rousers and the do-gooders, those who look Goliath in the eye, and say “bring it.”

Think you have what it takes to be a frankster? Join us for frank: amplified.

Finds

Here’s where you’ll find a curated collection of headlines and links to great content from the interwebs that we thought you might love, too. Found something great? Send it to us and we’ll feature it.

It's High Time They Did This

A new campaign teaches you how to eat marijuana without turning out like Maureen Dowd

A new campaign teaches you how to eat marijuana without turning out like Maureen Dowd

The Marijuana Policy Project is launching a campaign to teach people how to responsibly consume marijuana, including pot-infused edibles, in states where the drug is legal.

    

Giving the Disease A Beat(down)

Poetic Social Justice: An Approach for Type 2 Diabetes Awarenes

Poetic Social Justice: An Approach for Type 2 Diabetes Awarenes

Youth Speaks partnered with the University of California, San Francisco’s Center for Vulnerable Populations to create The Bigger Picture, a campaign to raise awareness about Type 2 Diabetes through poetry.

    

Will It Go Back Up Anytime Soon?

Trust in Mass Media Returns to All-Time Low

Trust in Mass Media Returns to All-Time Low

After registering slightly higher trust last year, Americans’ confidence in the media’s ability to report “the news fully, accurately, and fairly” has returned to its previous all-time low of 40%.

    

Maybe Number 9 Was Charm

8 Awkward Times the Media Tried to Explain the Internet

8 Awkward Times the Media Tried to Explain the Internet

It’s easy to forget that the Internet is only 25 years old. In a short period of time, we’ve quickly grown accustomed to online jargon and all things in cyberspace. But when the World Wide Web was first introduced in 1989, many found it particularly puzzling. As the Internet has evolved, its meaning and descriptions have changed.

    

What's frank?

#frankspeaksvolumes

frank is a community for people who use communications to drive change. Here you’ll find research, thoughtful blog posts, news from the field, jobs, and—of course—everything you need to know about our annual gathering for change makers here in Gainesville.

frankology

Here’s where we offer summaries of recent peer-reviewed research from multiple disciplines that offers insight that can improve the practice of the field. On frankology, you’ll find the scholarship that’s most relevant to change agents.

frank talk

Read about what’s working and why.

How To Get Rid of Jargon, A Public Interest Communicator’s Worst Nightmare

How To Get Rid of Jargon, A Public Interest Communicator’s Worst Nightmare

You’ll sleep better at night by following some easy tips on how to rid your writing and speaking of jargon.

Just Think What We Can Do Together

Just Think What We Can Do Together

How you can help our frank community grow.

Five Reasons Why frank Matters for Social Change

Five Reasons Why frank Matters for Social Change

As we gear up for the 2015 gathering, here are five reasons why frank matters for social change communicators.

Clips

Clips, where you’ll find videos of everyone who’s spoken at frank, the annual gathering for social change communicators in Gainesville, plus more great content from the frank community.

Bogert
Bogert
Public Interest Communications @ UF
Public Interest Communications @ UF
Jacob Atem: Healing & Teaching the Lost Boys of Sudan
Jacob Atem: Healing & Teaching the Lost Boys of Sudan
Carolyn Day: Utopian Forms of Values
Carolyn Day: Utopian Forms of Values
Cody Romano: Pinpointing Calls to Action: Using GPS for Social Change
Cody Romano: Pinpointing Calls to Action: Using GPS for Social Change
Kristen King: From the Swamp to the Concrete Jungle, Building a Career in Public Interest Communications
Kristen King: From the Swamp to the Concrete Jungle, Building a Career in Public Interest Communications

About us

Who we are

Read about what we’re doing to build the field of public interest communications here at the University of Florida, and read about the dedicated and passionate individuals who work on frank. 

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