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Introduction to the News Media for Scientists – FREE Event

25th October 2017 University of Leeds

  • Are you a scientist or engineer with little or no media experience?
  • Are you working in a field which can provoke media controversy?
  • Are you interested in how the media works – and how to help journalists report your subject better?

Then make sure you sign up for  the Science Media Centre‘s Introduction to the News Media event on Wednesday 25th October 2017 at Worsley Medical Lecture Theatre at the University of Leeds from 1pm to 5pm.  It’s a hugely informative, entertaining and popular afternoon.  And it’s FREE. 

You will hear from national news science journalists about what makes a story, what drives the news agenda and what they need from you – and you will get a chance to interrogate them on what drives you mad about the media.

You will also hear from press officers working on the front lines of science communication, and from scientists who have worked with the media and lived to tell the tale.

To reserve your place please send your full name, job title, institution, institutional e-mail address and phone number to  But places are limited and we anticipate that the demand for places will be higher than we can accommodate. Senior scientists are especially welcome!  And we are really looking for scientists at least part way into their careers – so it’s not really aimed at students.

This is the first session aimed at all scientists that the SMC has run in the north of the country for several years, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes from all at the Science Media Centre