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Our Media Briefings let you get the story straight from the experts. You can ask questions to help you get your head around a breaking news story or an ongoing issue, and speak directly to the scientists behind new research and reports. There's no need to leave your desk, our Media Briefings are held online so they are accessible to journalists from anywhere in the world. Sign up via Scimex to access AusSMC Media Briefings.
Experts for stories: Expert Reactions
When a story breaks or new research raises eyebrows, we provide you with quotes and contacts from vetted experts through our Expert Reaction service. You can use these as a direct source of quotes, as a way of finding talent, or to get a feel for how the scientific community is responding to an issue. Sign up via Scimex to access our Expert Reactions.
Experts for stories: Media enquiries
If you need an expert right now, we can help. With our database of more than 5,000 media-friendly scientists, you can either search for talent directly yourself through our Find an Expert database on Scimex or you can contact us and we will dig a little deeper to help you find someone before that deadline hits.
If you want to get the edge on an issue that matters to your audience, a Scientist in Residence could be just what your newsroom needs. This program matches a scientist with a newsroom to help you create exclusive content underpinned by evidence and expertise. The program has already placed more than 25 scientists in newsrooms including The Age, Herald Sun, Australian Financial Review, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier-Mail, Mamamia, SBS, NITV, The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC, The Adelaide Advertiser, and West Australian. Contact us for more info.
Science Journalism Fellowship
The Science Journalism Fellowship is a pilot program seeding talented specialist science reporters into mainstream media outlets. The program, developed with the ANU Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, gives upcoming science journalists valuable experience and helps media outlets see the value of science to their audience. The first science journalism fellowship recipient was Elfy Scott at BuzzFeed - read her stories here.
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