Media SAVVY workshops

Media SAVVY for Māori researchers

We offer fully-funded workshops for Māori researchers supported by Curious Minds – He Hihiri i te Mahara.

Media SAVVY workshops for Māori researchers invite guest speakers from Māori and mainstream media to share their insights, and offers opportunities for Māori researchers to discuss common issues and perspectives.

Launched in 2016 in conjunction with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, the immersive workshop format uses face-to-face interactions with media to train researchers in a wide range of practical and strategic communication skills, with the aim of increasing public awareness of Māori research and expertise.

Established and emerging Māori researchers from all fields are welcome to apply. Ideally suited for researchers with previous media experience seeking further development of their skills, and beginners anticipating media interest in their work.

More information on Science Media SAVVY workshops

Te Ao News studio tour Jun 2019Interview for Te Ao Maori News

What researchers say about Media SAVVY

“This two-day workshop was a very informative and eye-opening introduction to the challenges and opportunities that the media can offer academics across a range of disciplines.  It was intensive, practical, and thought-provoking.

“I highly recommend this workshop, especially for emerging Maori academics who are likely to be called upon by the media for comment or to balance the debate in their respective disciplines.”

Dr Armon Tamatea (Rongowhakaata; Te Aitanga-A-Mahaki)
Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Waikato

“All of us have walked away with a kete full of new skills. Sitting in front of a camera wasn’t natural for most of us but given the safe environment, we all gave it a go and discovered it wasn’t too bad! I’ve now got a new appreciation for media and reporters, and how important it is to communicate our research projects to the wider communities.”

Yvonne Taura (Ngaiterangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Hauā)
Freshwater Researcher, Landcare Research

2020 workshops for Māori researchers

Auckland 3-4 Dec
Apply now