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The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, in partnership with the Joy McCann Foundation, announces top three finalists for $10,000 public interest communications research prize The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications will award two $1,500 prizes and one $10,000 prize to peer-reviewed academic research that…

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Posted: January 22, 2018

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

How social change advocates can craft messages that work.

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Posted: June 16, 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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Posted: June 5, 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

How’s your head feeling? We ask because we assume you’ve probably banged it against a wall a few times in bewilderment at the prejudiced attitudes people continue to hold despite our best efforts to drive change. We’re all collectively yelling why at our phones and computers when we read or…

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Posted: June 23, 2016

Moving climate change skeptics to believers is fundamental if we are going to address the growing threat of global warming. Researchers are now studying strategies for reaching climate deniers. Emphasizing the scientific consensus on climate change can increase belief in the science and support for policy, according to new research published…

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Posted: May 18, 2016

Research & Insights

In Science We Trust

For many science geeks, the image of the Republican Party has been tarnished in recent years by its seemingly extreme anti-science views. However, a new study suggests that Republican views toward science and policy are similar to those of Independents, both are relatively receptive to using science as a starting…

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Posted: May 5, 2016

Photos of scientists can help correct the false perception that vaccines cause autism.

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Posted: April 26, 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