Observant’s Science Journalism workshop for UM scientists

Sep 24 2017 Published by under Academic, Activities

Would you like to make complex issues accessible for a wide audience? Keen to learn how to write about science for a broad readership? How to avoid jargon and explain complicated subject matter clearly, step by step? Then check out Observant’s Science Journalism course (in Dutch and English).

In one morning or afternoon session, professional journalists teach researchers the do’s and don’ts of writing about your research for a lay audience.

Before the workshop, you will be asked to describe your own work in 100 words. During the workshop a researcher will give a ‘press conference’ on his or her research. The participants receive a press release, can ask questions and are asked to write an article based on the information provided. Please bring your laptop or tablet, pen and paper.

The workshops are scheduled for the morning (9.30–12.00) and afternoon (13.30–16.00) of Thursday 9 November 2017. A minimum of six and a maximum of eight participants will take part in each session; in the event of greater demand an additional workshop will be organized. Participants receive a certificate upon completion.

Price per participant: €125

Interested? Please contact Riki Janssen, editor in chief Observant (riki.janssen@maastrichtuniversity.nl or 043-3885384).

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