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

Posted: June 5, 2017

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.

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The Flint Water Crisis and the Power of Truth

Posted: March 11, 2016

Jacqueline Bond, Senior Communications Coordinator for the Public Health Team at Burness, shares her experience watching Curt Guyette tell the story of how he uncovered the Flint, Michigan water crisis at frank.


5 Climate Communication Studies to Get You Ready for COP21

Posted: December 3, 2015

As the COP21 Paris negotiations on the climate wind up, the world waits to see whether our leaders will take the necessary steps to prevent catastrophic climate change. Climate advocates from around the globe have been taking – and continue to take – extraordinary steps to mobilize in hopes of pressuring political leaders to do the right thing. But regardless of the outcome of the Paris talks, the work on climate change will go on.


5 Ways to Bridge the Divide Between Religion and Science

Posted: September 23, 2015

How do you bridge the divide between science and religion? Here are 5 studies that answer questions such as “why do people deny scientific evidence” to “how do you turn skeptics into believers?”


Transcending Politics For The Greater, Greener Good

Posted: November 5, 2014

Tuesday's midterm elections offered plenty of stark lessons for public interest communicators, including the tricky feat of how to keep politics out of a ballot issue.

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Reaching The Caring Middle, One Emerald Lawn At A Time

Posted: October 31, 2014

Have something important to say? Be sure to include the “Caring Middle” – individuals of all political stripes who care deeply about the trajectory of our country, their fellow humans and the environment.

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