Friday, October 28, 2022
11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (including lunch)

The workshop is open to all faculty in the College of Arts & Letters. This is an in-person workshop and the on-campus location will be coming soon.


As a scholar and researcher in the College of Arts & Letters, you help solve the world’s most pressing problems. To truly impact others, your voice needs to be heard more broadly beyond your peers and journals to help create a more engaged and informed society – your voice should be heard in the media.

Working with journalists gives academics opportunities to provide accurate, informative updates about events and research that are then communicated to the general public, decision-makers, funders, and other academics.

Workshop Agenda

The thought of working with the media can be daunting. This workshop will provide you with tips and techniques for successful media interviews, including what journalists are looking for during an interview. Learn more about:

  • Developing and preparing your key messages using straightforward language.
  • Staying on message and controlling the interview with media.
  • Handling tough questions from TV, news, and radio journalists.
  • Working with The Conversation, a media outlet that publishes faculty experts as authors.

Presenters

Presenters will include experts from University Communications, Finn Partners, and the College of Arts & Letters Marketing Office.

Some faculty members from the college will also be sharing about their media experience and insights in this increasingly important realm of public scholarship.

Registration Deadline: October 12, 2022

If you have questions, contact media@cal.msu.edu.