Make the Headlines — new speakers confirmed

More speakers have been added to a training conference to give staff a taste of how they can use the media to support their research.

The event has three headline sessions:

  • an overview of how the press office can help you
  • a panel discussion on what journalists are looking for
  • a talk from Eric Stoller on using social media.

Breakout sessions on writing opinion pieces, using video, becoming a television expert and working with external organisations are also on offer.

A new breakout session has been added to the schedule looking at commissioning and filming academic research for documentaries. The session will include insights from BAFTA nominated Director Paul Olding. Paul was one of the first directors to work with Brian Cox and did the breakout Wonders of the Solar System with him. Dr Jon Henderson of the School of Humanities, who has worked on several documentaries for BBC, Discovery Channel and National Geographic as a presenter, writer and consultant will also share his experiences.

The free event, titled Making the Headlines, has been put together by the University’s award-winning press office and includes guest speakers from the Guardian, the BBC, and the Engineer, academics who have had tangible benefits from engaging with the media, as well as film makers and leading experts from Nature, the British Science Association, the Science Media Centre, and the Medical Research Council.

It will take place at Nottingham Lakeside Arts on Thursday 22 November and run from 9am to 5.30pm.

Attendees are invited to sign up for the whole day or simply the sessions they are most interested in.

To book your place please visit Eventbrite and add a ticket for each element you are interested in attending.

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