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Media FellowshipPosted by: British Science Association
Posted date: Feb-17-2012
This summer, experience life in the heart of the newsroom by applying for a British Science Association 2012 Media Fellowship
Spend 3-8 weeks working with a print, internet or broadcast journalist to produce accurate, well-informed news about developments in science. Return to work with great communication skills and more confidence interacting with the media.
If you’re a scientist, social scientist, engineer or clinician with a minimum of two years postgraduate experience have a look at the eligibility criteria then Apply through the online application form.
Application is open 16 January – 11 March 2012
“My greater understanding of how the press works means I will now be able to pitch my research in a more accessible way to journalists so we both get the article we want.” Media Fellow
What is a Media Fellowship?
A British Science Association Media Fellowship includes:
- An intensive briefing day of media advice from journalists and a freelance science writer
- The opportunity to be mentored by a professional news journalist at hosts such as the BBC, Guardian and Nature for 3-8 weeks and to work alongside over 100 members of the press in the British Science Festival Press Centre
- Experience finding and pitching stories, attending press conferences and writing science news articles or producing science radio, podcast or television programmes
- The opportunity to learn new skills such as working to tight deadlines, interviewing and editing
- The opportunity to network with other researchers, journalists and science communicators
- Continued support from the British Science Association with finding media opportunities and increasing your involvement with the media and public engagement
- Travel and accommodation expenses