We Trained 80 Scientists to Tell Stories. Here’s What Happened.

The frank academy team spent one week in June helping 80 program officers and scientists at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) find their stories.

Why ‘Sharknado 4’ matters: Do climate disaster movies hurt the climate cause?


Climate disaster films are an emerging genre that reflect people’s desire to cope with a changing planet through art. How will they affect public attitudes on climate change?

Social Issues + Motion Pictures = Reel Impact


An inspiring video can enliven a campaign in progress or spark a new one. Alina Evans, account coordinator at Spitfire Strategies, shares five points to think about if your organization is considering getting behind the camera.

frank Finds: The Science of Social Change


The latest public interest communication news you need to know.

frank Finds: Climate Denial, Grassroots Activism and Redefining Cities

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The latest public interest communication news you need to know.

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.

frank Finds: What You Missed Over the Weekend

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The latest news worth knowing for change makers and movement builders.

Have American Schoolteachers Subconsciously Absorbed Climate-Denying Dogma?

Put together by the National Center for Science Education, this survey of more than 1,500 middle school and high school science teachers is by turns heartening and disconcerting.

How To Avoid Another Crisis Like Flint

Why in the richest country in the world were there still lead pipes delivering water to kids despite decades-old legislation against lead in water, air, and more starting in 1970? We cannot allow this to happen again.