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*Stempra regional event* - Birmingham

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University of Birmingham

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Our latest regional event will be hosted by the University of Birmingham on Friday 29 November 2019! BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

About this Event

As part of our ongoing commitment to hold more events outside of London, we look forward to welcoming you to the University of Birmingham for a day of interesting and valuable discussion, learning and networking. As ever, the event is FREE for Stempra members. Lunch is provided, courtesy of the University of Birmingham and offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

VENUE: Room 121, First floor, Muirhead Tower

Location on campus map here: https://campusmap.bham.ac.uk/search/projects/23/5d6f49101e1f64009327a172

PROGRAMME:

Registration and refreshments: 10.30am

11am Welcome

11.10am - 12.10pm: Working with journals

Hear from media teams representing a range of scientific publishing houses about how they select the best content to promote, how they handle the more contentious papers, what it’s like to work with editors and authors, how they manage the reputational risks within publishing, and how they work best with other press officers who promote content from their journals.

12.15 - 1.15pm : To pitch or not to pitch

Working with one trusted journalist can bring light to a complex or controversial story or reach the perfect audience to help generate impact. This interactive session will discuss what we mean by pitching, how to prepare, managing rejection, unintended outcomes or no response, and how to manage expectations internally. The session will share experience and examples of what has gone well in the past.

1.15pm - 2.15pm - LUNCH

2.15- 3.15pm: Meet the journalists

Panel TBC, but we’ll bring a range of STEM journalists to meet, who'll tell you how they work, what they’re looking for and how best to work with them (you can pitch to them too!).

Tickets on a first come first served basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment!

Email enquiries to Stempra committee member Jo Kelly (jkelly@stempra.org.uk) , or call 0113 258 9880

Not a Stempra member yet? No problem - you can join here for only £17pa (after which all events are free!)

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