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Science Advocacy Media Training

Seth Michaels, Union of Concerned Scientists Communications Officer

Add to Calendar Jan/31 Wed 05:00PM-06:30PM 4-149

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up

The Union of Concerned Scientists, the Undergraduate Energy Club, the GSC External Affairs Board, the Science Policy Initiative, and Fossil Free MIT invite you to a training on media strategies for science advocacy. The media world can be difficult to navigate; journalists have a small amount of space to cover complex scientific topics in a 24-hour news cycle, and scientific expertise has never been in higher demand in mainstream media. Members of Congress keep a close eye on media coverage, to keep a 'pulse' on issues of importance to their constituents. This training, led by UCS Communications Officer Seth Michaels, will offer strategies and ways to influence public and political opinion on science, environmental, and climate policy through media engagement.

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Sponsor(s): Fossil Free MIT
Contact: Patrick Brown, 617 324-3801, PRBROWN@MIT.EDU