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Be a Conversation starter: Engaging with the media for academics

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Aston Triangle

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For Aston University staff only

Aston has a lot to say – be it based on the world-class research we produce, or the diverse array of expertise and experiences our academics hold. The university has recently expanded its press office in an effort make our research even more famous, and to increase the number of academics regularly appearing in print, online, and broadcast media.

You may already have some experience communicating with journalists and want to increase your media presence, or you may have no experience at all and are looking for an introduction.

A key tool in promoting our research is The Conversation - an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public and regularly republished by the UK and the world’s leading media organisations. The press and PR team is encouraging all academics to consider how they can contribute to The Conversation – and this talk aims to give an introduction to how it works, what the benefits are, and what support is available.



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11am – 12noon

Pre-bookable 15 minute 1-2-1 slots with an editor from The Conversation.

12:15 - 12:35 pm

Sandwich lunch

12:35 - 12:50pm

Why engage with the media: benefits for academics

Introduction by Dr James Brown, LHS media champion

12:50 – 13:05pm

What is The Conversation?

Presented by Michael Parker, editor from The Conservation UK

13:05 - 13:25pm

Engaging with the media: what journalists want

James Trout, Journalista

13:25 –14:00pm

Q&A and finish

14:15 - 16:00pm

Pre-bookable 15 minute 1-2-1 slots with an editor from The Conversation.


If you have any queries contact Ben Kennedy or Susi Turner, press officers, on

ext. 4592 / 4978 or email or b.p.kennedy@aston.ac.uk or s.j.turner@aston.ac.uk

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