Helping journalists do a better job of covering science is at the core of what we do. We’ve found the key to quality reporting on science comes down to effective and clear communication from scientists.
There are a number of ways we can help you promote your research or speak to the media on topics relevant to your expertise.
Have you got a big paper coming out that you think is newsworthy? We can promote your research under embargo to journalists and help you work with your institute’s media office to make attracting attention easy.
We maintain a database of experts willing to talk to journalists. You can create an expert profile on Scimex with your expertise and which topics you’re willing and able to talk to media about.
We also collect independent commentary from researchers on science in the news, aiming to provide reporters with context and background on breaking issues. If we approach you for short comments on areas within your expertise, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Our expert selection policy outlines how we choose experts to go to, as well as the things we avoid when approaching experts.
Not sure if you’re ready to face the media just yet? We also provide a number of training activities and workshops for researchers looking to improve their communication skills. You might like to start with checking out our Desk Guide for Scientists.
We offer a range of different talks and workshops under the SAVVY banner:
- our flagship immersive two-day media training workshops,
- one-on-one SAVVY Express sessions at select conferences,
- half-day make-your-own content workshops,
- large-scale lectures on topics surrounding science and the media.
Check out our upcoming workshops.
Keen to sharpen your science communication skills from home? Here’s a selection of online resources to help you out.