Academic Workshop: Writing for The Conversation

Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:00 am — Monday, 18 September 2017, 11:00 am

Location Immersive Theatre X-G18, City Campus (NeW Space)
RSVP Friday, 15 September 2017

Eventbrite - Writing for The Conversation

Academic staff are invited to attend a one-hour session on how and why to write for The Conversation.

In this session, Commissioning Editor, Lucinda Beaman, will cover the benefits of writing for The Conversation, how to pitch an idea, what sort of ideas the editors are seeking, how to write and how to use your Conversation contributions to demonstrate impact.

The Conversation is a website funded by universities that publishes 800-word analyses and articles by academics.

The Conversation attracts more than 35 million unique reads worldwide each month through its Creative Commons republications in outlets that include the ABC, Fairfax, the New York Times, IFLS, Washington Post, CNN and many more.

Our academic authors report that writing for The Conversation has led to book deals, increased publication downloads, happy funders and new sources of funding, invitation to submit to high ranking journals, invitations to brief policymakers and broader media coverage of their work.

Come and learn how you can make The Conversation work for you.

A video link to SO131 at Ourimbah will also be provided. Please email if you plan on attending the video conference so we can keep track of numbers for room suitability.

Details on the speaker

Lucinda Beaman has 13 years’ experience reporting for leading Australian and international publications and websites, with a background in financial and world news.

As a journalist for The Times in Sydney, Lucinda reported on breaking Australian and foreign news for a global audience.

Prior to that, she spent 10 years covering the Australian financial services sector for a range of publications, working as a reporter, editor, video producer and presenter.