for press officers
When science hits the headlines, it’s not only journalists and scientists who find themselves in the eye of the storm, but also press, media and communications officers, working to support their scientists and engineers whilst also providing journalists with what they need. The Science Media Centre is always on hand to help press officers, particularly when they are dealing with controversial or complex science stories with significant scientific, health or environmental impacts. We can provide a neutral venue when your organisation wants to speak out alongside other scientists, or act as a central coordination point on key issues. As an independent organisation without any institutional brand name or agenda, we are genuine partners in the effort to help your experts engage with the media when it matters most. The SMC also works closely with Stempra, the science, technology, engineering and medicine public relations association, supporting their annual training event providing press officers with advice and guidance on translating complex science to the news media.
If you or your experts need the SMC’s help, you can contact us on:
t: 020 7611 8300