Join the Public Engagement Project for a presentation and training with Ari Fertig, Manager of University Editorial Relations at The Conversation on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Hadley Room, UMass Campus Center from 12:00–1:00.
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. 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, U.S. News and World Report, and Time.
Our 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.
This event is sponsored by the Public Engagement Project.
Ari Fertig, Manager of University Editorial Relations