Facing the Journalists: communicating your research through the media Webinar ( 2 half days)
Duration 2 days
Training Points 2.0
Team Researcher Academy
This online course is run by the Researcher Academy

Facing the Journalists: communicating your research through the media (online)

An online course delivered over two half-days, 09:15 – 13:00

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.

Target Audience: Mid and late stage postgraduate researchers and Research Staff

This is a online course that is designed specifically for postgraduate researchers and Research Staff who need to communicate their work to a wider audience, or comment on related topics, in the non-specialised media.

Description

This two half-day online  Media Workshop, led by Media Players International, is for postgraduate researchers  and early career researchers who want to publicise their work in the non-specialised media. Making the case for your research to the general public

through the media has never been more important, and this course will give you invaluable lessons from two very experienced ex-BBC journalists, Tim Grout-Smith and Lily Poberezhska. The course, which has been delivered at 38 UK universities will help you to build the skills that may be crucial to securing research grants in the future.  Even if you have no plans to talk to journalists, the highly transferrable skills will help you to deal with difficult questions in viva examinations and at academic conferences, in converting research findings to business applications and in any situation when you need to talk about your research to non-specialists.

 You will learn what makes a good story in media terms, how to spot one in your own work, and how to handle the tensions between scientific/academic and journalistic methods.

Then you will learn how to prepare yourself for a media encounter: dealing with the initial enquiry from journalists, developing your messages, answering difficult questions with confidence and using effective interview techniques for press and the electronic media.

On the second day you will get a chance to practise down-the line TV and radio interviews on your research subject to try out techniques learned earlier, and receive individual feedback on your strengths and areas for improvement.

The 2 days are interactive, with exercises and interview practice, and we strive to make it enjoyable as well as practical. The course is designed to build confidence and not throw you in at the deep end. Every exercise is tailored to your individual research interest. That’s why it is really important that you submit a summary of your research in non-specialist language (template provided) by the deadline indicated below

Pre- webinar Instructions

Course participants will need to complete a short research summary about their own research

*For participants registered on the 5th/6th May 2021 course, please complete and send the research summary by email by Monday, 19th April 2021 to Media Players International: mediapie@gmail.com with 'Facing the Journalists 5 May 2021 ' in the subject line.

A link to join the course will be sent out by Media Players once they have received your research summary.

Download the Research Summary Template





Pre-Requisites This course will be delivered by Media Players International for the Researcher Academy

Pre- webinar Instructions

Course participants will need to complete a short research summary about their own research

*For participants registered on the 5th/6th May 2021 course, please complete and send the research summary by email by Monday, 19th April 2021 to Media Players International: mediapie@gmail.com with 'Facing the Journalists 5 May 2021 ' in the subject line.

Download the Research Summary Template
LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
Online Course05 May 202105, 06 May 20219:15am - 1:00pm8