Media Training Workshop for Historians

Monday, January 5, 2015: 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Concourse E (New York Hilton, Concourse Level)
Christian J. Purdy, Oxford University Press
Clay Risen, New York Times
Bill Parkhurst, Parkhurst Communications
Sarah Russo, SarahRussoPR

Are you looking to increase your media profile? Do your articles and op-eds get ignored or rejected by editors at mainstream periodicals? Do you panic and mumble into the mic when doing radio interviews, or fumble and flail when in front of a camera? Do you have, or need to have, a social media platform to get noticed by major media today?

For helpful tips in crafting articles and op-eds that don’t get rejected, participating in radio and TV interviews and navigating social media platforms that will highlight your research and establish you as producers’ go-to historian, join Clay Risen of the New York Times's Disunion blog; Bill Parkhurst, media trainer; and Sarah Russo, freelance publicist and brand and platform consultant, to understand a few simple insights on how to get editors to say “yes” to your pitch, and producers to add you to their address books and book you onto their radio/TV shows.

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