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The Science Media Centre - Introduction to the News Media - Wednesday October 30th 2013
If you’re frustrated by what you read and see in the news and you care about how the media presents your science, or you just want to know more about how the media works then this is the event for you. The Science Media Centre would like to invite you to a special Introduction to the News Media event for mental health and neuroscience researchers.
It will be held at Imperial College London on Wednesday 30th October 2013 from 13.00 - 17.00 in the Sir Alexander Fleming Building, South Kensington campus. There will be a drinks reception afterwards and the entire event is free.This event is specifically geared towards researchers with little or no media experience. If you wish to attend please send your full name, job title, institutional e-mail address and phone number(s) to email@example.com. If you have any colleagues who might be interested we would be grateful if you could please pass the details on.
Science has never been as prominent in the news as it is today and it is paramount that the issues are communicated correctly. We have some excellent science journalists in the UK, but the news stories will never be covered as accurately as we want them to be without the direct involvement of experts like you.
What is involved?
This event does NOT include skills-based media training. It will not prepare you for a confrontation with Paxman or Humphrys but it will give you a flavour of the media to help you understand its demands and make it easier for you to work with journalists.
Is it for you?
Posted on 08/10/2013
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