[ASC-list] Media skills workshop in Brisbane Monday November 30; discount for accredited ASC members

Jenni Metcalfe jenni at econnect.com.au
Sun Nov 15 13:22:11 UTC 2009

There are still a few spaces available in the November 30 workshop in
Brisbane , and accredited ASC members can register at a discount of $100 per


Econnect Communication is conducting an open 'Talking science with the
media' training workshop in Brisbane on the 30th November. This course helps
scientists, researchers, engineers and technologists to communicate complex,
evidence-based ideas via the media. The presenters will be Jenni Metcalfe
and Toss Gascoigne.


More detailed information on the courses can be found on our website at

This one-day workshop will help you understand the life of the journalist
and what makes a good story for TV, radio, print and online.  You will
discover how best to get information about your research out to your chosen
audience as accurately as possible, via that media.  You will learn what to
expect when the media covers a story and be given skills in how to be on the
front foot with interviews. We concentrate on designing clear messages that
suit the needs of scientists for accuracy, but are also meet the needs of
journalists. All participants will experience practice interviews with
working journalists.  These interviews are recorded and participants receive
individual feedback and A DVD to keep for future reflection.  

We employ three working journalists to assist us on the day, one from each
media, TV, radio and print/online. Some of the journalists we regularly use
in our Brisbane workshops are Neil Doorley, Nine News; Mark Suleau, Network
10; David Salmon, Channel 7; Alex Bernard, 4BC; Natalie Bochenski, 4BC;
Brian Williams, Courier Mail; and Lisa Yallamas, Courier Mail online.  

The course is limited to 10 participants and positions are allocated on a
first in basis - places will be allocated upon receipt of payment.  When you
have registered by email, we will send you our bank account details so you
can transfer your payment.  (Unfortunately, we do not have credit card

Date:                30th November 2009

Time:               9am - 5pm (please arrive by 8.45am)

Venue:             The Recreation Room 

Department Of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation 

Level 22, 111 George St, Brisbane


Cost:                $650 + GST per person ($715.00) (ASC members - $550+GST
per person)

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. If you have specific
dietary requirements please state this on your email when you register. 

To book yourself or members of your organisation into this course, please
email Michelle Burton at  <mailto:admin at econnect.com.au>
admin at econnect.com.au  

If you need more information please email me or call on (07) 3846 7111 or
visit our web page  <http://www.econnect.com.au/ws_media.htm>

Please feel free to forward this onto any colleagues who you think may be



Jenni Metcalfe

Director Econnect Communication

PO Box 734

South Brisbane Q 4101



jenni at econnect.com.au

phone: + 61 7 3846 7111, +0408 551 866

skype:  jenni.metcalfe


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