Social scientists across disciplines are poised to contribute to public discussions on the issues that affect us every day, from public health to the global economy to political structures to education, culture, and social life. Publishing op-eds is an important way to do that and can contribute to your professional development. But how do you get started?
Doctoral students, teaching fellows, postdocs, and instructional professors in SSD are invited to a workshop on how to identify relevant expertise, pitch ideas to likely editorial fits, and craft op-eds that are compelling and research driven. The workshop will be led by contributing op-ed expert Dave Nussbaum (Psychgeist Media), who focuses on creating structures for busy researchers to write and pitch op-eds quickly and efficiently, without “dumbing down” research results or sacrificing accuracy.
Workshop participants will be expected to participate actively. Prospective participants will complete an application with basic information about an op-ed idea they have in mind or research they have conducted that might lead to an op-ed. They will then draft a pitch before the session. The session will provide an overview of foundational media skills, guidance on pitching ideas to media outlets, and individualized feedback so that participants can refine the pitches they have crafted.
Friday, May 19, 2023, 10am–1pm
Green Hall 101 (5848 S University Ave)
Audience: Doctoral students, teaching fellows, postdocs, and instructional professors in SSD