Sightline Author

Anna Fahey

Anna Fahey: Senior communications strategist, oversees opinion research and distills best practices in messaging. You'll find her writing posts on how to communicate about tricky issues like climate change and government. Prior to Sightline, Fahey received her MA in political communication from the University of Washington. Find her full bio here. Email: anna [at] sightline [dot] org.

Anna's Posts

How (Not) To Talk About Politicians

Powerful reframes, giving frustration positive direciton, and using more produtive job descriptions.

The Hero’s Journey: Pro tips from Star Wars

How to win (or lose) the "Story Wars" (Part III).

Cap and Trade—In 3 Pictures

Three mental shortcuts for talking about smart climate and energy policy.

Empowerment Messages, Not Inadequacy

How to win (or lose) the 'Story Wars' (Part II).

Climate Change in Plain Language

Your new go-to one-pager on talking climate like a pro.

Messaging Basics to Live By

Our favorite Flashcard tips: Go viral, show your true colors, and optimize your photos.

Take Your Messaging Strategy…to the Beach

Our summer reading list for enthusiasts of good storytelling strategies.

Poll: Are Voters Warming to a Carbon Tax?

Majorities in favor, even Republicans. But it hinges on where the money goes.

Global Warming and Monster Wildfires

The fingerprints of climate change are all over "monster" wildfire crime scenes.

American Mom and Pops Want Climate Fixes

Poll: American small business owners favor climate action.