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Online training

Reach an international audience with your scientific news - The Conversation

Tuesday 5 March 2024
This is an online event

Since 1 January 2024, Leiden University is a contributing member of The Conversation, an international not-for-profit news platform, which focuses on sharing scientific knowledge with a wide audience. This involves both science news and interpreting current affairs and developments in the world from the scientific expertise of member universities. The Conversation is well read worldwide, especially by other major news media. Membership gives our Leiden scientists a springboard to more international press. The Conversation also provides various forms of media training for scientists and communication specialists from member universities.

Online introductory training by The Conversation for Leiden researchers
On Tuesday March 5, 15.15h - 16.30h, The Conversation will give an online presentation to get acquainted with their activities, working methods and opportunities for Leiden scientists (language English). The presentation will last an hour, afterwards there will be a 15-minute opportunity for questions.

For whom?
Researchers and communication officers working at Leiden University

What to expect

  • Overview of The Conversation;
  • Impact assessment: why write articles for a wide audience?;
  • Pitching articles for The Conversation

Additional information and preparation
In the attachment to the right you will find more information about the training session, provided by The Conversation.

Register here

Please note: maximum of 20 participants, so don't wait too long! Can't make it on this date/time? A second session will take place on Thursday 11 April, 15.15-16.30h (see the event in the right column for more details).

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