Academic workshop: Writing for The Conversation

Friday, 28 September 2018, 11:00 am — Friday, 28 September 2018, 12:00 pm


Location X202, NeW Space City Campus
Contact media@newcastle.edu.au

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Academic staff are invited to attend a one-hour session on How and Why to Write for The Conversation on Friday 28 September from 11am-12pm in X202 at NeW Space City Campus.

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In this session, Deputy Editor Energy & Environment, Madeleine De Gabriele, 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 to make The Conversation work for you.

NB: The session will be recorded and made available via Zoom in room FM111 at Ourimbah and room HB13 at Callaghan. Staff can also remotely log in via Zoom on the day (ID 819 428 975). No bookings are required for these options. If joining via Zoom, please ensure your microphone is muted.