The AusSMC is always available to bounce around ideas, offer advice or be a second opinion if and when you need it. Feel free to get in touch to discuss any ideas you might have.
For those who are new to the science beat, the UK’s science, technology, engineering and medicine public relations association (Stempra) produced the “Guide to being a press officer“ (Published: 2009).
Media training is also available to Affiliates in a range of topics including social media, mainstream media and using video and visuals.
Science Media Savvy
One of the goals of the AusSMC is to facilitate more scientists to engage with the news media.
An online media guide for scientists is available at www.sciencemediasavvy.org. The website provides scientists with helpful hints on communicating more effectively with the news media.