The Aus SMC has a range or services to help you get to grips with how the media operate and how you can work more effectively with them.

Introduction to the news media – A series of half day events for early to mid career scientists.

These events are a beginner’s guide to the media, giving an insight into the way the news media works. They tour of some of the key issues, hearing from journalists, press officers and other scientists about:

  • the deadlines that journalists work to
  • the role of the editor
  • how journalists find stories
  • top tips for dealing with the media
  • the role of the media manager
  • what scientists can get out of working with the media

Click here to watch video of previous events

Contact us to find our about the next ‘Introduction to the news media’ event

Science Media Savvy

Visit Science Media Savvy – a pioneering online tool to help scientists work with the media and better inform public debate on the major issues of the day. This module has been generously supported by the CSIRO.

Media guides for Scientists

The UK Science Media Centre has produced a range of tip sheets for scientists that cover effective ways of talking about generic issues that span all of the sciences, within the context of a short interview.

Similarly, Sense about Science, an independent UK charitable trust promoting good science and evidence in public debates has produced an informal guide to the inner workings of the media with practical tips about how early career scientists can get involved. The publication, called Standing up for Science is available online.