How to talk to journalists scheduled for Sept. 25

Compass Panel

Leading journalists will be discussing the rules of engagement when talking to reporters as part of a panel discussion in the Lory Student Center hosted by the School of Global Environmental Sustainability.

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University will host a panel discussion, “How to talk to journalists,” Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Lory Student Center from 5-6:15 p.m.

Nancy Baron

Nancy Baron, director of science outreach for COMPASS, will moderate the discussion located in room 382.

COMPASS is a nonprofit that seeks to improve environmental science communications.

How to talk with Journalists

Date: Sept. 25

Location: Lory Student Center, room 382

More information: sustainability.colostate.edu

Journalists on the panel include:

David Malakoff

David Malakoff
Science magazine

Grace Hood

Grace Hood
Colorado Public Radio

Christopher Joyce

Christopher Joyce
National Public Radio

Aviva Rutkin
The Conversation

Katie Langin
Science magazine
Former School of Global Environmental Sustainability fellow

These journalists will discuss why so many scientists find it hard, even unnerving, to talk to reporters. They’ll explore the rules of engagement, including the do’s and don’ts of dealing with the media. In addition, the panel members will discuss how to prepare for interviews in order to avoid pitfalls and how to make the most of opportunities with the press.

Event organizers encourage attendees to bring questions for the panel members, who have promised to share candid answers.

Each year, Baron leads Sustainability Leadership Fellows from SoGES in a two-day intensive workshop on effective science communication to media and the public. This year, the school welcomed the ninth group of early career academics representing 18 departments across six colleges; a total of 160 fellows have completed the training to date.

Visit the SoGES website to view the journalists’ biographies and for more information about this event. This panel discussion is free of charge and open to the CSU campus and public.