Internal courses and training Workshop: Find the news potential in your research and write for The Conversation

26-03-2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am Add to iCal
Campus Solna Rolf Bergin, Berzelius väg 3 (Floor 4 in Berzeliuslaboratoriet)
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The international news platform The Conversation arranges, in collaboration with the Communications Office at KI, a training session for researchers on how to find the news potential in your own research and write for the public.

The workshop is included in KI's membership in The Conversation, an international news platform where academic researchers write their own news articles, stories and analyses – with the help of The Conversation’s professional journalists and editors.

The interactive workshop is aimed at researchers who want to improve their ability to see the news potential of their expertise and to write short, quality pitches in English that can be turned into promising stories. There will also be an introduction to what The Conversation is and what it can offer KI's researchers. The workshop is led by one of their editors and will be held in English at KI Campus Solna. You also have the chance to sign up for a 15-minute one-on-one session with an editor at The Conversation to discuss your research/expertise, find potential topics of interest and identify angles you may have missed. These individual sessions will be held after the workshop at 11:00-12:00.


Please register for the workshop via KI’s communications office at and let us know if you are also interested in a short one-on-one session. Please also include a short description of your expertise, what topics you are interested in writing about and contact information.

The workshop covers:

  • What The Conversation is, its origins and aims, what they do and why
  • How editors work with academics, the lifecycle of a story
  • Audience and engagement, potential benefits for academics and universities
  • How to find ideas or angles for stories, the news value of expertise
  • How to pitch story ideas to editors
  • The journalistic approach to writing
  • Workshop for story ideas with editor feedback and discussion

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