Are you interested in having your work reach thousands of readers?

Edge Hill is a member of The Conversation, a news and views website dedicated to the thoughts and expertise of academics, guided by experienced editors and aimed at the general public.

The platform is a great tool for highlighting research and raising our thought-leadership profile, allowing us to potentially reach thousands of readers – and showing how we’re making a difference.

Editors at The Conversation work directly with academics to develop their stories, publish and share them locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

If you have thought about writing for The Conversation but aren’t sure how it works, or you have written for the platform but would benefit from further advice and support, then register for one of two training sessions with an Editor from The Conversation to find out more.

Each session will include an introduction to The Conversation, followed by an interactive workshop on writing for a public audience, with an opportunity for questions.

For academics who have an idea for an article, or have something they would like to pitch, there is also the opportunity to have a one to one session. Places are limited, so if you would like to take part in this session, please let us know.

The sessions will also be useful for a more general understanding about engaging with the mainstream media.

The sessions are on:

Wednesday 5th February

Hosted by Paul Keaveny, a national journalist with more than 16 years working on newspapers. Previous roles have included working for the BBC and also as a multimedia journalist at The Press Association covering breaking news, court cases and major events.

Lunch: 12:00 – 12:30
Session: 12:30 – 14:30
1-2-1 sessions: 14:45 – 16:15

Wednesday 4th March

Hosted by Michael Parker, a news and features journalist with more than 12 years’ experience, covering everything from crime to culture for British newspapers and magazines. He was formerly Associate Editor at The Big Issue in London for three years before leaving to write travel guides in the US.

Breakfast: 9:00 – 9:30
Session: 9:30 – 11:30
1-2-1 sessions: 12:00– 13:30

If you would like to attend either of the sessions, or for further information, please email Communications@edgehill.ac.uk.

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