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47 Jun 2008
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Carola de Keijzer
Contact address
Carola de Keijzer
PO Box 409
Victoria 3434


International workshop on science writing and broadcasting

An internationally acclaimed science writer and broadcaster, Peter Spinks, MA, will present an international open-house workshop in Romsey, about 50 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, Australia, on June 4, 5 and 7, 2008. (The one-day pause will allow participants to review material and enjoy leisure activities in the superb Macedon Ranges.)

The comprehensive course, which is open to participants from around the world, will teach the basic skills and strategies needed to write and broadcast about science - especially physics - for the media, government, universities and research organisations.

The three-day workshop will cover fundamental science-writing principles and the 'rules of the journalism game', thus equipping scientists and non-scientists alike with the confidence and media savvy required to project messages clearly and simply.

The course will provide hands-on training in preparing articles, features, media releases and illustrative material for various outlets, including in-house publications, local and international media and the Internet. In addition, the sessions will groom participants for science interviews (by both the print and broadcast media), which will be recorded and then reviewed by the group. Legal issues affecting researchers and the media will also be addressed. Worked examples, reference materials and extensive background notes will be provided.

For details of the presenter, course content, class size, coaching methods, costs and referees, as well as copies of testimonials, please email the workshop co-ordinator, Carola de Keijzer, at To register or inquire about the course, please call the workshop inquiry line on +61-3-54295473 (Mon-Fri: 10am to 6pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time).