Communicating Ideas: It's Not Rocket Science

communications

Workshop

The Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development, in collaboration with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Office of Strategic Communication, have developed a workshop for small groups of faculty to gather insights about communicating their research to non-peer and non-expert audiences.

The goal is offer participants practical tips for crafting and honing their messages, interviewing with journalists, and presenting their research to a variety of audiences. At the end of the session, faculty have the opportunity to record a brief video clip about their research.

 

Learn more about:

Participants in the pilot session - Faculty Communications Corps

Presenters

Workshop details

How to join the Faculty Communications Corps

 

 

Faculty Communications Corps

After the workshop, participants record one minute videos about their current research.

 

Greg Howes, Associate Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy

 

 

Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Associate Professor, V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Fellow in Catholic Studies

 

 

Maurine Neiman, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

 

 

Eli Perencevich, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

 

 

Marianne Smith, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing

 

 

Sarah Vigmostad, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

 

 

Nicholas Zavazava, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

 

 

 

Presenters

Charles Munro

Charles Munro, Lecturer, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and media industry consultant

 

 

Julie Kraft

 

Julie Kraft, Senior Consultant, Frank N. Magid Associates

 

 

Joe Brennan

 

Joe Brennan, Vice President for Strategic Communication

 

 

Gigi Durham

 

Meenakshi "Gigi" Durham, Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Faculty Fellow, Office of the VP for Research & Economic Development

 

 

 

Richard Lewis

 

Richard Lewis, Director of Research News, Office of Strategic Communication, and former journalist

 

 

Jillian Petrus

 

Jillian Love, Consulting Associate, Frank N. Magid Associates 

 

 

 

David Schwartz

 

David Schwartz, PhD Student, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and journalist

 

 

Daniel Tranel

 

Daniel Tranel, Neurology, Psychology 

 

 

Emily Woodbury

 

Emily Woodbury, Talk Show Producer, Iowa Public Radio

 

 

 

Workshop Schedule

July 11, 2014

9:00am -10:00am:  Panel discussion with media representatives: Review and critique faculty pre-interviews
10:00am -11:30am: 5 Golden Rules for Effective Research Communications: framing messages, writing and speaking for a non-expert audience, responding when contacted by a journalist
11:30-12:00:  Working Lunch
12:00-1:30:  Small group breakouts
1:30:  Record one minute videos in studio
Vigmostad

Future Sessions

Please contact Leslie Weatherhead (leslie-weatherhead@uiowa.edu) if you are interested in participating in future sessions.