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Invitation to the Mental health research and the media workshop

…presented by Claire Bithell, head of mental health at the Science Media Centre.

Free to attend, registration required, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, 2-4.30 pm, 6th April, 2011.

Ever wondered how research gets into the news? Or what to do if a journalist gives you a call? How best to publicise your work? Or what to do if something goes wrong with media coverage?

This workshop is for researchers who want to know more about the way the news media works and who are new to speaking to journalists. It is not a hands-on media training session and will probably not appeal to researchers who already have a lot of media experience.

Workshop Details:

2.00-2.30pm - Why the news media is important - Claire Bithell, Head of Mental Health, Science Media Centre
2.30-3pm - How you can work with your press officer - Genevieve Maul, Office of Communications, University of Cambridge
3-3.30pm - How to engage with the news media - Claire Bithell
3.30-4pm - What do journalists need from you? - Tom Feilden, Science
Correspondent, Today programme
4-4.30pm - Top tips for media work - Claire Bithell

The Science Media Centre is an independent press office set up specifically to deal with the more controversial science stories that hit the headlines. The organisation helps scientists get their voices heard on breaking news stories and runs almost 100 press conferences a year. Claire Bithell has extensive experience communicating high profile science and health topics to the national news media.

Download the workshop programme.

This event is part of the MHRN 2011 National Scientific Meeting fringe programme.

Posted on 25/03/2011

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