Research

We had an incredibly exciting and impressive group of submissions for the 2018 frank Prize for Research in Public Interest Communications, sponsored by the Joy McCann Foundation.  We have to say, this was probably the hardest year we have had making the cut for the first round. Thank you to everyone who…

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Posted: December 21, 2017

The same forces that drive belief in conspiracy theories are the ones driving the rise of Donald Trump. So it's no wonder that, less than two months until the election, he continues to dabble in and promote them.

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Posted: October 5, 2016

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.

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Posted: April 14, 2016

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

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Posted: February 4, 2016

Research & Insights

A New Kind of Academic Conference

Creating things we wish existed is sort of our M.O. Read about our newest creation, frank (scholar, 2016).

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Posted: January 28, 2016

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

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Posted: January 20, 2016