Be sure to attend the Communicating Science Workshop scheduled for November 11, 2014.
Author: Evelyn Head | Category: Career Development | October 26, 2014
Most people cringe at the prospect of being interviewed on
camera. Nervous jitters can make it hard to breath or even formulate coherent
sentences. However, this feeling can be compounded when the interviewer wants
you to explain complex, scientific research. Instead of shying away from
television appearances, learn how to effectively communicate your science at
the career development workshop being held on November 11, 2014.
The purpose of this workshop is to showcase how media
professionals utilize raw data or a scientist’s interview to formulate a story
that can be broadcast on television. We are lucky to have a group of local
professionals joining a panel to discuss these key topics and showcase this
process in action.
An interview that involves our own Dr. James Lechleiter,
professor of Cellular and Structural Biology, and Wendy Rigby,
a former medical reporter for KENS 5 TV, will be shown to participants to
highlight the type of information reporters are usually hoping to gain during
an interview. Next, students will see how Dr. Lechleiter’s responses were
utilized in a final, edited version.
Other panelists will also be present to explain the
multi-faceted implications of science communication, including Jennifer Lloyd,
a former reporter for San Antonio Express-News, Eileen Pace, a news reporter
and anchor for Texas Public Radio (TPR), and Will Sansom, the Executive
Director of Media Communications at the UT Health Science Center.
This workshop will help you become better equipped to handle
media-related inquiries about your research, and give you the confidence to
effectively discuss your findings to a non-scientific crowd. Students,
trainees, and researchers are encouraged to attend this innovative workshop.
Event details are below:
Communication Sciences: Tips for the Effective Sharing of Your
Innovative Science with the Media
Tuesday, November 11,
4:00 - 5:00 pm, 409L MED
Reception to Follow
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