Brown University School of Engineering

Science Communication Workshop: Interviewing with Confidence

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Does the thought of being interviewed by a reporter make you nervous? Have you ever struggled to clearly explain your research to a journalist, funder, or policy maker? Gaining the tools and confidence to convey your work clearly and concisely can make for a truly successful interview. Register for Free Workshop Metcalf Institute and RI NSF EPSCoR will hold a science communication workshop that will provide insights and practice necessary for researchers to give powerful interviews on Tuesday, July 18 from 9 - 4pm, in the Coastal Institute on the URI Bay Campus. Workshop participants will learn how to: Determine what journalists are looking for in an interview Frame clear and concise messages about their research Pitch a story to a reporter Gain essential interviewing skills Respond to unexpected questions from reporters Participants will also practice interviewing and being interviewed under the guidance of expert coaches, including Avory Brookins, environment reporter, Rhode Island Public Radio; Alex Kuffner, energy and environment writer, Providence Journal; Kendall Moore, URI Journalism and Film/Media professor, documentary filmmaker, and former producer for ABC News and the Discovery Channel; and Karen Southern, former reporter for WPRI TV and mayoral press secretary. Space is limited: register here by Friday, July 14. The workshop, supported by Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR, is open to natural and social science faculty, research staff, graduate students, and postdocs from all Rhode Island colleges and universities.