Science Media Centre: Introduction to the News Media

Research and Innovation Development Office

Category: Research news

8 May 2017

The Science Media Centre has announced another running of its popular Introduction to the News Media afternoon, this time on Monday 26 June at the Francis Crick Institute, London, from 1-5pm.

The session will provide fascinating insight into how the media reports on science, and how you are able to influence coverage of your work.

The SMC says:

"You will hear from national news science journalists about what makes a story, what drives the news agenda and what they need from you – and you will get a chance to interrogate them on what drives you mad about the media."

So it's a rare chance to speak directly to those who pass on your results to the public. Press officers and scientists will also be on hand to share their experience. The session is not detailed training for encounters with the media, but rather a way to begin your career-long interaction with reporters and journalists.

To reserve your place please send your full name, job title, institution, institutional e-mail address and phone number to introduction@sciencemediacentre.org. Apply soon to avoid disappointment, but only apply if you know for sure you can attend, and only if you have not already had training or experience with the media before. Additionally, the course is not aimed at students.

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