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Public Engagement Project: OpEd Writing Workshop with Scholars Strategy Network

The Public Engagement Project, in collaboration with The Scholars Strategy Network, is pleased to provide a free, hands-on OpEd Writing Workshop for scholars who want to learn how to write and pitch compelling, research-based OpEds.

Featured Facilitator: Dominik Doemer
Associate Director of Communications, Scholars Strategy Network, Dominik helps researchers connect with the media, write opinion pieces for popular outlets, and develop a media strategy for their work. Dominik has helped scholars place pieces in outlets such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, CNN, USA Today, Politico, and many others. Dominik also produces SSN’s weekly interview podcast, No Jargon. Participants will learn how to craft a good lede, identify and incorporate timely news hooks, signal the author’s unique and relevant expertise, increase the likelihood of publication, and structure an OpEd for maximum impact. The workshop is great for all scholars, whether they have written OpEds before or are just starting to think about writing their first piece.

Participants should come prepared with an idea for an OpEd in mind and will be guided through shaping their idea into a first draft.

Monday, March 9, 2020 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Hadley Room, Campus Center, UMass Amherst

Dominik Doemer, Associate Director of Communications, Scholars Strategy Network

Seating is limited. Please register at by March 2, 2020.