Here’s a gold mine of ideas how researchers can communicate more effectively with the public, via print, broadcast, and online media.
At the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Denver we heard from two researchers and two media people. The topic of the panel session was “Crafting your work for a general audience: Researchers and the mass media.”
Scott Jaschik, InsideHigherEd.com “You guys are losing the battle for ideas and you are largely ignored.”
Holly Yettick, formerly with Rocky Mountain News. “How education journalists and bloggers decide which topics to cover.”
(Holly is author of the report “The Research that Reaches the Public: Who Produces the Educational Research Mentioned in the News Media?”) Watch video
Marc Lamont Hill, Teachers College, Columbia. “Operating in these public spheres is legitimate work and necessary work.”
Jonathan Zimmerman, NYU Steinhardt. “Being an Op-Ed writer has made me a much better historian and a much better academic”