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introduction to the news media

Monday 26th June 2017

The Francis Crick Institute, London

1pm to 5pm.


Are you a scientist or engineer with little or no media experience?

Are you working in a field which can provoke media controversy?

Are you interested in how the media works – and how to help journalists report your subject better?


At this free session…

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.



“I found it one of the most rewarding uses of an afternoon that I can remember. I feel more comfortable with the idea of talking to journalists now and it gave me at least 5 major take home points which I will use in the future.”

“I enjoyed the other scientists’ experiences of working with the media and found the tips on questions to ask when approached very useful.” 

“I do not recoil anymore from media queries and have a better feeling for how to make the science I would like to impart more public friendly.”


The events are kindly supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.


To reserve your place please send your full name, job title, institution, institutional e-mail address and phone number to  Places are limited and we anticipate that the demand for places will be higher than we can accommodate. Priority will be given to post-docs and above. Senior scientists are especially welcome.

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