We will host a “Pitch Pit," where scientists will
deliver a 2-minute story idea about their research to journalists. Journalists
will ask questions, share their thoughts about the pitched idea, and offer
helpful feedback to the presenters. Some research may even be picked up by one
of the journalists as a news item!
This session gives you the opportunity to pitch a
potential story idea about your work by briefly explaining the main points of
your research, why it matters, and why you love it. Then, you will get feedback
from the journalists: What do they find most interesting? Can they envision a
story about you or your work? What intrigues them enough so they want to know
more? Or what doesn't? You will make new connections, and learn what different
journalists look for in a science story.
you take the microphone or just observe, this is a fun chance to learn about
your colleagues' research, and view it in an entirely new way.
More information to follow!