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Presentation and Training on Writing for 'The Conversation' POSTPONED

Event Details

March 21, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center

Room: Hadley Room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Sarah Miller

This event has been postponed.

Why write for the general public? Access to independent, high quality, evidence-based, explanatory journalism underpins a functioning democracy. 'The Conversation's aim is to promote better understanding of current affairs and complex issues.

The Conversation is an independent source for informed commentary and analysis, written by the academic and research community and edited by journalists for the general public.

The Conversation is a digital publication that helps research reach a wide audience. As a Founding Partner of The Conversation, UMass Amherst academics have been republished in outlets such as:

  • Newsweek
  • Business Insider
  • Quartz
  • Fast Company
  • The Huffington post
  • Salon
  • US News
  • Time

The session 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 through our model.

Presented by Ari Fertig, manager of university editorial relations, and Maggie Villiger, senior science and technology editor.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is sponsored by the Public Engagement Project


The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.

More details on directions and parking.