Free

Writing for a public audience with The Conversation

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

OPdA@Eddington, 105 Eddington Place, Cambridge CB3 1AS

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

Are you interested in communicating your research to the public? How is communicating with the general public different from writing for an academic audience? What makes a good news story?

The Conversation is an independent news site whose content is sourced from the academic and research community. Their editors work with researchers – including many from Cambridge - to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public.

In this session led by editors from The Conversation, you will learn how to communicate your research beyond academia. You will learn how to consider what elements of research and expertise could interest the public, how to communicate it, and understand the style, tone and structure of articles written for the public. You will also write and hone your own story pitch. There will be plenty of time for questions as well.

The session will be led by Jonathan Este, The Conversation’s Associate Editor. He spent 20 years as a reporter, columnist and editor on The Independent as well as The Australian. He joined The Conversation from the Media Alliance in Australia where he specialised in media law and policy and the digital revolution in journalism.

Taxi service from the Postdoc Centre @ Mill Lane to Eddington and back will be available for those who need it. Contact the organiser below to reserve a space by Friday, 24 November at 5pm.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

OPdA@Eddington, 105 Eddington Place, Cambridge CB3 1AS

Save This Event

Event Saved