**Please be advised this event has been cancelled to minimise transmission of COVID-19 and undue pressure on the Victorian health system.**
The RSV continues to partner with Science in Public to deliver their flagship media training program to scientists in Victoria.
Meet local journalists and learn how to ensure your research is reported accurately.
Practice being interviewed on tape on and in front of camera by real journalists.
Find out how the media works and how you can make it work for you.
Gain confidence in talking about your research so that it has impact with media, government, industry and other stakeholders.
Conveying the complexity of your research, your life’s work, into a 30-second grab for the media or one-minute elevator pitch to media, funders, or even a Vice-Chancellor, can be hard. The solution is to shape the essence of your science into a story.
This is a full day hands-on workshop where you will learn how to effectively communicate about your work to the public, stakeholders, government, industry and the media.
You will meet and talk with journalists from television, print and radio; and you’ll get the chance to do some practice interviews.
Two experienced science communicators will work with you to find the story in your research. Over the years we’ve helped Monash launch the world’s first printed jet engine, revealed the loss of half the coral on the Great Barrier Reef, helped CERN announce the Higgs boson, and revealed the link between CSIRO’s Wi-Fi patent and Aussie astronomy.
We will help you find the right words to explain your research in a way that works for the media, as well as for government, industry and other stakeholders.
The day’s insights and training will help you feel more comfortable in dealing with journalists when media opportunities arise.
Dates: Wednesday, 29 April 2020 and Friday, 26 June 2020. Depending on numbers, the RSV makes a limited number of places available to early career researchers in our membership; please enquire at [email protected] if you would be interested in taking up the opportunity.
The full cost is $800 +GST per person, and includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
Book and pay online here through EventBrite. Prefer an invoice? Email Tara Benson. Want to chat about something specific? Give Sarah or Tara a call on (03) 9398 1416.
Date(s) - Wednesday 29 April, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Royal Society of Victoria