The UW News office, together with editors at The Conversation, is hosting workshops for UW-affiliated faculty, postdocs, graduate students and other researchers interested in writing analysis pieces for mainstream audiences. This is the fourth year the University of Washington has offered these sessions, and the first in an all-virtual format.
Each hour-long workshop will be led by an editor at The Conversation, a news analysis website that publishes articles on timely issues written by academics who draw upon their expertise and research. In 2020, UW researchers across many academic disciplines published 54 analysis pieces and reached more than 1.5 million readers through The Conversation, which makes its published pieces available to other publishers for free, including The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Salon, and many others.
While each workshop will be led by an editor of a different section of The Conversation, the topic is not a prerequisite for attending; sign up for a session that best fits your expertise, or just your schedule. UW News public information officers will attend each session.
Here’s the lineup:
- Tuesday, May 4, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.: Science & Technology
- Thursday, May 6, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Energy & Environment
- Wednesday, May 12, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Health
- Friday, May 14, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Politics & Society
Each session will be limited to 10 researchers. Come with questions or even possible ideas you wish to write about. The workshops will include time to engage with the editor and your UW colleagues.
More information, and a link to register, is here. If you can’t make any of these sessions, or they are full, sign up for the waitlist via the registration page and you’ll get notified if a spot opens up.