Making the Most of Broadcast Media Workshop
- April 9-13, 2012
- Moscone West Convention Center | Marriott Marquis - San Francisco, California-
Lara A. Estroff, Jun Liu, Kornelius Nielsch, Kazumi Wada
Tim Miller, Spoken Science
TWO OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPERIENCE THIS WORKSHOP
- Monday, April 9 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3000
- Tuesday, April 10 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Marriott Marquis, 4th Floor, Pacific A
Presenter: Tim Miller, Spoken Science
There is no better way for your research to reach a broad audience than through broadcast media. Films, television, radio, and the internet provide a huge pipeline though which society can discover scientific research. Yet news departments worldwide continue to devote less reporting to topics in science, and the onus now falls on scientists to craft and deliver messages about their work that is fit for dissemination through these media channels.
In this session, communications expert Tim Miller discusses some of the principles of creating newsworthy stories from research discoveries. Participants will gain hands-on experience turning a research paper into a newspaper article or television story, and will have the chance to practice giving a live media interview. The session also includes a segment on using modern media creation and distribution pathways to create content that connects researchers directly to public audiences.
Tim is a freelance developer in the Informal Science Education industry, specializing in live public interactions. He was worked with museums, science centers, and research laboratories across the country, helping bring the products and the process of science to a broad public audience. His background includes formal training in theater and public speaking, and he holds degrees in Physics and Engineering.
Admission is included with your 2012 MRS Spring Meeting registration. No additional registration required. Space is limited, don’t miss out!
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