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Grad Student Workshop: Anthropology, Outreach, and the Media–Best Practices for Writing for the General Public

October 28, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Taught by Dr. Kristina Killgrove
Department of Anthropology, University of West Florida

KK-skeleton-photog (1)More academics are engaging the public through digital means today, and many are blurring the lines between academia and journalism. There are diverse platforms for disseminating information about research, but outside of journal articles, the most common tends to be blogs, from the character-limited Twitter to the long-form blog post. This presentation will focus on understanding the science blogging ecosystem, positioning a blog within it, building an audience, and using best practices to craft a piece of scholarly public outreach that people will want to click on and read. Examples will be drawn from Archaeology but with broader disciplinary relevance.

RSVP IS REQUIRED: kalmanr1@msu.edu

Refreshments will be served




October 28, 2016
9:30 am - 11:00 am


103C McDonel Hall