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Media Training for Scientists

Dealing with the media can be a challenge.

Media Training for Scientists CaRST Credit 2 hours. Domain D: Engagement, Influence and Impact. Face to Face.

In this workshop, Dr Joe Milton from the Australian Science Media Centre will explore how scientists can get the most out of working with the mainstream media. He will focus on making tricky science accessible, avoiding jargon, the changing media landscape, and how and why news stories are structured. Joe will also be providing his top tips on planning and preparing for media interviews, and how to communicate your message to a broad lay audience

Media Training for Scientists
Target Audience Postgraduate Research Students within the STEM faculties
CaRST Credit 2 hours
Domain D: Engagement, Influence and Impact
Learning Outcomes D2
Mode of Delivery Face to Face
Pre-requisites None
Resources Not applicable

Dr Joe Milton, Acting Media Manager, Australian Science Media Centre

Joe Milton is an evolutionary biologist who, after studying plants for ten years at various Scottish universities, made a move into journalism. Since then he has worked as the assistant editor at a scientific journal, The Biologist, and worked as a journalist at the Financial Times, Nature and New Scientist, among others. Joe joined the London Science Media Centre in 2010, where he was Senior Press Officer for Mental Health, before taking up the position of Senior Media Officer at the Australian Science Media Centre in 2012. Joe is a regular guest on Radio National Drive’s Research Filter slot, chatting science with host Patricia Karvelas, and on 2CC radio in Canberra.
Provider Adelaide Graduate Centre
Evidence of Completion The organiser will provide students with a certificate upon completion of the activity
Enquiries CaRST
or  8313 5882
Dates 21 September 2017
North Terrace
Booking Through the University Course Bookings system.

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Career and Research Skills Training (CaRST) Unit

Adelaide Graduate Centre
Level 2, Schulz Building
SA 5005


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