Event: How to deal with media and journalists as a researcher 2022-2023

Registration via https://event.ugent.be/registration/howtodealwithmediaandjournalists from 08-12-2022 14:41 until 22-05-2023 12:00


Science is thoughtful, complex and ongoing, while media want clear and short messages with some news value. Given that tension, it’s quite a challenge for you as a scientist to get your topic in the press in a satisfying way.


This workshop trains you how to survive an interview with a journalist.

It applies for both written and online press, radio and television. We concentrate on content: how to keep the best possible grip on quotes, title and main message.


• We look at how you can prepare yourself: by reflecting beforehand on a good, newsworthy key message.

• We listen to a few exemplary interviews with scientists and discuss how you can react to tricky questions.

• This workshop is hands-on. You prepare for and practice being interviewed yourself.


The workshop consists of 2 live sessions: 1 group session and 1 individual session when you practice being interviewed by the trainer and get feedback on a practice press release or tweet that you wrote yourself.

Register Option Description Location When? Available Seats

How to deal with media and journalists as a researcher 2022-2023: 15 and 22 June 2023

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15-06-2023 12:00 - 22-06-2023 12:00


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15-06-2023 12:00 - 22-06-2023 12:00

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