Media training

SfAM is encouraging its members to apply to the SMC's "introduction to the news media" event - a half-day workshop designed to familiarise scientists who have no media experience with how the media operates and how best to interact with the press.

SfAM works closely with the Science Media Centre (SMC) to enable scientists and experts to have access to the press and news media.

As part of this partnership, SfAM is encouraging its members to apply to the SMC's "introduction to the news media" event - a half-day workshop designed to familiarise scientists who have no media experience with how the media operates and how best to interact with the press. The training is free, and runs several times throughout the year.

During this training, you will hear from national news science journalists about what makes a story, what drives the news agenda and what they need from you – and you will get a chance to interrogate them on what drives you mad about the media. You will also hear from press officers working at the coal face of science communication, and from scientists who have worked with the media and lived to tell the tale.

The training is primarily aimed at scientists who are at least partway into their career - i.e. not students - so if you are interested, please follow this link and email [email protected] to register for the event!