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.

No Machine Chose This For You

We can’t let tech giants, like Facebook and Twitter, control our news values

We can’t let tech giants, like Facebook and Twitter, control our news values

Platforms that want public trust should be employing many more journalists than they presently do and using their knowledge to imbue automated process with values. We can’t leave editorial processes down to algorithms.

    

Which Came First?

Obama Says Social Media Magnifies the Dangers of a ‘Messy’ World

Obama Says Social Media Magnifies the Dangers of a ‘Messy’ World

In recent remarks, President Obama said that the world’s challenges can seem “pretty frightening” to Americans. But he argued that they pose no greater threat than in previous decades — it’s just that social media makes the dangers seem closer to home.

    

Show And Tell Time

Science in the Writers’ Room

Science in the Writers’ Room

When Hollywood’s biggest T.V. and film writers are also science fans, their passion for the field has a way of cropping up on the big screen. Listen as some top writers discuss how they balance scientific accuracy and storytelling.

    

Also Known As "Outlaw Instagrammers"

Meet the daredevil photographers racking up thousands of Instagram followers

Meet the daredevil photographers racking up thousands of Instagram followers

Some scale bridges and skyscrapers to capture gorgeous cityscapes. Others turn the camera on themselves, dangling their feet over the edges of rooftops while smiling for vertigo-inducing selfies.

    

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.

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.

It’s Shocking What Some People Think Is Good Advertising — And It’s A Good Thing They Do

It’s Shocking What Some People Think Is Good Advertising — And It’s A Good Thing They Do

Shock ads may not be for the faint of heart but they can incite people with big hearts to take action.

We Made You Something

We Made You Something

It’s been time for frank to grow for a long time.

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.

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
David Bornstein: Problems Shout, Solutions Whisper
David Bornstein: Problems Shout, Solutions Whisper

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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