Research Division

Media and Communications Training


19 Nov 2019 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


A half-day workshop for researchers, HDRs and research professional staff with a focus on the nature of news, narrative development, stakeholder mapping and interview practice.


Room 322, Social Science, Sandy Bay Campus

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For more information contact Researcher Development

How we describe our work and its impact can have tangible benefits in terms of heightened community understanding, grant outcomes, institutional standing, attracting colleagues to collaborate and even the number of citations of published work.

This half-day course will have a strong, practical focus and is delivered by senior University communications specialists.

Topics covered include:

  • How journalists assess news value
  • Stakeholder identification
  • Message development
  • Preparing for interview
  • Mock interviews

Participants can expect to emerge with practical skills and be more confident when developing messages, dealing with the media or communicating in any forum.

For this session, you will need:

  • A laptop
  • A draft media release which you have prepared about your research or some aspect of it which is newsworthy, including a catchy headline and some quotes from you (this needs only be 150-200 words). We will help you to hone this on the day and it will form the basis of your interviews.

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