This workshop features Eric Zack, Director of University Relations for The Conversation, an independent source for informed commentary and analysis, written by the academic and research community and edited by journalists for the general public. The Conversation promotes better understanding of a wide range of current affairs and complex issues. Articles are authored by scholars who write on their area of expertise and work with editors to ensure that their knowledge is conveyed in language accessible to the widest possible audience. Writing for The Conversation helps improve communications skills, expand the reach of research, and connects scholars into a network of thousands of academics who have written for The Conversation.
This workshop will provide an overview of The Conversation and its audience, as well as tips on how to pitch ideas and a discussion of why writing for a broader audience can be beneficial for faculty.