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The Office of the Provost has launched an academic development program to support UChicago scholars at all stages of their career. This program is meant to provide the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in teaching, research, mentoring, and as members of the UChicago community.
 
Events are open to tenure/tenure-track faculty, academic appointees, Pritzker School of Medicine faculty, and Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows. For questions about any of these training opportunities, or to request accommodations, please contact Tiana Pyer-Pereira at 773.702.6015 or academic_development@uchicago.edu.

 

Summer 2018 Workshop

 
Media Training for Academics
Wednesday, June 20, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Quadrangle Club Solarium
 
Communicating research and complex ideas during a media interview or a presentation for the general public can be difficult. However, if you strive to gain more visibility for your work, influence opinion or reach potential donors, sharing your expertise through the media can be an essential skill. Mary Ann Childers, former anchorwoman for Chicago’s CBS-TV and WLS-TV, will share her experience from the last two decades as a respected journalist and media consultant. 
 
In this session, we will explore what reporters look for in a story, what to expect in an interview, as well as how to handle tough questions and ensure your message is conveyed during the interview. The goal of the session is to help you feel more comfortable with media opportunities by providing the tools and techniques necessary for effective communications about research and education, achieving greater impact with your key audiences.
 
 

 

Additional information and registration for these events will be posted as it becomes available.