Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/185648277997
This event is part of the REIS Seminar Programme seriesSpeaker
Editors from The ConversationSpeaker's Biography
Swansea University has been a member with The Conversation UK since 2016. Curated by professional editors, The Conversation offers informed commentary and debate on the issues affecting our world. Their teams of professional editors work with university and research institute experts to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public. The Conversation website has 900k users a month and 60K Twitter followers.
By being a member of The Conversation, we get advance notice of stories they are interested in covering, with requests for experts. And we can also pitch our stories to the editors who provide support and advice to write your article.
Since joining as a member in early June 2016 we have published an astonishing 333 articles all written by researchers from across the University with The Conversation. These articles have been read by more than 8 million people ( 8,259,456 to be exact 😊) The most-read article by a Swansea University author has over 450,000 reads!
To take up a training session please register on the above Eventbrite links. There are 20 places per workshop available
Only 20 places available at each event. 3 events coming this academic year!
This partnership offers a wonderful opportunity for academics to promote their inspiring research. Broadsheets such as The Independent and The Guardian have picked up on several research stories found in The Conversation by Swansea University researchers.
In the workshops, editors from The Conversation invite you, as experts in your field to:
• Learn how to consider the news potential of your expertise
• Learn how to look for story hooks and angles from the news
• Learn how to write a quality story pitch to section editors
Anyone who is undertaking research would benefit from attending this workshop. Staff wanting to boost their research profile on an internationally renowned news platform . It may be the case that Heads of Faculties, marketing and impact engagement colleagues may signpost academic and research colleagues to these training days.
Contact: Emma Nehemiah (Email: E.J.Nehemiah@Swansea.ac.uk)