To Win Against False Information, We Must Play Offense

What should strategic communication in the public and social change sectors look like in a time marked by extreme political polarization and false information? Science suggests the key may be playing offense, rather than defense.

What You See May Affect What You Eat


Research suggests you can creatively and strategically use psychology, visuals and people’s everyday surroundings to curb overeating.

Continuing the Fight for LGBT Equality: A Conversation with Anastasia Khoo


As a big player in the movement for LGBT equality, the Human Rights Campaign has used all the tools they have to stop the recent anti-LGBT bills introduced across the south. From organizing celebrities and business leaders, to leading marches in the street, HRC is on the frontline of this movement. We talked with Anastasia Khoo, chief marketing officer for HRC and the brain behind many of their famous social media campaigns about this fight and what HRC is doing to win.

Seven Minutes in Heaven with Scientist Troy Campbell


What happens when a science prodigy loves literature and people? Troy Campbell, the frank 2016 $10k research prize winner. We talked with Campbell about his research, winning the prize and what it was like to attend frank for the first time.

The 5 Climate Change Communication Studies You Need to Know

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To move nonbelievers to believers, we must use evidence-based communication strategies. Here are the 5 climate change communication studies you need to know.

Telling Women’s Stories to Drive Change: An Interview with The Goddess Project


In honor of International Women’s Day, I talked with Sara Landas and Holli Rae, the filmmakers behind the new grassroots documentary, The Goddess Project, about their film, the role of media in driving change and why it is important to tell stories about women’s lives.

5 Black Scholars Driving Change that You Need to Know

From public health to the front lines of the feminist, climate justice and #blacklivesmatter movements, these five scholars are driving change with their work.

Three Research Studies You Need to Know in 2016

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Each year, we award one $10,000 and two $1,500 prizes to peer-reviewed research that contributes to effective public interest communications practice and that continues to build the academic field. Read about 2016 research in public interest in communications finalists

Saving men one mo-bro at a time

Novemeber is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and for many men that means shelving their razors and breaking out the mustache wax for Movember. For those in the business of public interest communications, Movember provides us with some insight as to what works and what falls short in reaching men on health issues.

Using Documentary Photography to Drive Change: An interview with Charlotte Kesl

We sit down with Charlotte Kesl, Communications Manger for Project Cordillera, a social enterprise that offers expeditions in the Andes while supporting mountain communities, and Instructor for Momenta Workshops, a photography company that specializes in training photographers in documentary storytelling. Kesl talks with us about her work as a development and documentary photographer, and how to use photography to drive change.