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22 Jun 2017

Introduction to the News Media – Opportunity for Scientists

Are you a scientist or engineer with little or no media experience?

Are you working in a field which can provoke media controversy?

Are you interested in how the media works – and how to help journalists report your subject better?

The Science Media Centre is hosting their next Introduction to the News Media event on Monday 26 June 2017 at the Francis Crick Institute in London from 1pm to 5pm.

It’s a hugely informative, entertaining and popular afternoon. And it’s FREE.

You will hear from national news science journalists about what makes a story, what drives the news agenda and what they need from you – and you will get a chance to interrogate them on what drives you mad about the media.

You will also hear from press officers working at the coal face of science communication, and from scientists who have worked with the media and lived to tell the tale.

The day is aimed at scientists who are at least part way into their careers, senior scientists being especially welcome. Those working in controversial fields, potentially receiving a lot of media coverage, will especially benefit from the event.

The opportunity will give you an insight into the workings and realities of the news media, hearing from media-experiences scientists, news journalists and science correspondents. Others have said that previous events left them “more comfortable with the idea of talking to journalists” about their work.

There will be the chance to network with your peers afterwards.

For further information please email