Getting Your Point Across!

A limited enrollment workshop with Prof. Stephanie Coontz [Workshop]

Saturday | 10:15 am-11:45 am | Beekman Parlour – 2nd floor

Organizers: Melissa Milkie, University of Toronto; Sarah Damaske, Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
Presider: Stephanie Coontz, Evergreen State College
What is worthy about our research is not always “newsworthy.” This limited enrollment session — “Getting Your Point Across!” with Professor Stephanie Coontz — will be a hands-on workshop to support you in finding your “newsworthy” takeaway. A disconnect between what scholars want to convey and what ends up in print is common when researchers are not well-prepared to share their main point with the media. For this special session, the first 15 scholars who send their information to info@wfrn.org will be enrolled and a waitlist will be maintained.
Send the following:
  1. a brief paragraph about your current research;
  2.  1-2 sentences about the main point that you want to get out to the public and legislators
  3. your outlet goals (Op-eds, pitch piece for an interview, etc.).