The University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Conversation

March 22, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Campus Center Meeting Room 174-76, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Why write for the general public? Access to independent, high quality, evidence-based, explanatory journalism underpins a functioning democracy. Our aim is to promote better understanding of current affairs and complex issues. At this talk, Ari Fertig, Manager of University Editorial Relations and Maggie Villiger, Senior Science and Technology Editor at The Conversation, will address why academics should write for the general public, how academics can learn to pitch to media outlets, and the benefits of reaching a wide audience. NEW OFFICE HOUR!!! Ari and Maggie will be available 12:30-1:30pm for one-on-one meetings. Space is limited, registration is required. Go to here to register.