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Thu 16 Jun 2016
10:15 - 17:00

Venue: 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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Broadcasting Your Research
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Thu 16 Jun 2016

Description

How do you make your research palatable to the press? Do you stumble and fumble when in front of a camera? Are you protective about your research, wary of handing over all your hard work to a journalist? Join Dr Eliza Filby, founder of GradTrain and lecturer at King's College London for this one-day media training course especially designed for researchers interested in engaging with the media at all levels.

Target audience

GSLS PhD students and post-docs. PhD students lease note that 2nd, 3rd and 4th years may find this course of more benefit that 1st years.

Prerequisites

Prepare and bring:

  1. 150-word script on your research, designed for a BBC Radio 4 audience. Please bring this with you printed off rather than on a tablet or iphone. You will not need to memorise this.
  2. 1 paragraph (no more than 250 words) on your research which positions it as a 'news story'. Try answering these questions: What is new about your research? Is it newsworthy? What is the great revelation? How does it improve the world, services, business etc or tell us something new?
Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 16 Jun 2016   10:15 - 17:00 10:15 - 17:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5 map
Aims
  • Work on a potential pitch for discussing your research to broadcasters
  • Learn how to tailor your discussion to your audience
  • Gain insight into the broadcasting process
  • Try out what it's like to be interviewed on camera
Format

Interactive workshop

Notes

For further information please contact Dr Charlotte Carroll charlotte.carroll@admin.cam.ac.uk


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