Meet an editor from The Conversation Sept. 30

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Colorado State University has recently partnered with The Conversation to help bring our faculty and their research to a wider audience, and you can learn more about this outstanding opportunity on Friday, Sept. 30.

Jennifer Weeks, energy and environment editor for The Conversation, will be presenting three sessions on not only how to work with her team, but also helpful instruction on how to write about your research for a general readership.

She will be in Library Room 203 (next to the Archives) from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and then from 1:30-3 p.m. in TILT Room 104.

All faculty are welcome to attend; Ph.D. candidates and post-docs will find the sessions extremely useful. You need only attend one session; choose the time most convenient for you.

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The Conversation is an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered directly to the public. It is a collaboration between editors and academics to provide informed news analysis and commentary that’s free to read and republish. Publications from Time and Newsweek to The Washington Post and the Associated Press regularly use content from The Conversation.

The Conversation features articles from experts at more than 1,600 universities and research institutions from around the world, and disseminates those articles to more than 22,000 media outlets and news sites worldwide, giving the service a potential reach of about 35 million daily. Founding partners and funders include Boston University, Rutgers, Penn State, Case Western Reserve, Michigan State, Ohio State, the Alfred P. Sloan, Henry Luce and Robert Wood Johnson foundations, and many more. Colorado State is now a supporting partner, which guarantees our faculty priority access to The Conversation’s editorial team.

The editors are looking for academics and researchers from CSU who can write an original, timely, 800- to 1000-word article based on your research or area of expertise for a general audience. Excerpts of books or previously published articles are not accepted. (Complete guidelines are available online.)

The Conversation offers you the ability to reach a very wide audience for some of your most interesting work and offers the University the opportunity to highlight some of the excellent work being done here at Colorado State.

If you have questions, contact Kate Jeracki, Editor and Content Manager, at 491-2658, And plan to attend one of the sessions on Sept. 30.