Media Savvy for Māori Researchers

  • 7 April 2017

On 12 & 13 June 2017 NPM will once again be hosting an Auckland based Science Media Savvy - Media Skills for Māori Researchers workshop. 

This highly-acclaimed media and communications workshop is run by the Science Media Centre and follows on from two popular sessions we held in Auckland and Dunedin in 2016. Researchers who attended last years sessions were galvanised by the opportunity that the workshops provided to not only learn new skills, but also create connections with fellow researchers and learn about the exciting new project work that is underway across the country.

The immersive two day workshop is designed for NPM affiliated researchers to be trained in a wide range of practical communications skills that will enable you to not only better engage with media, but also with their networks and communities. It provides the skills required to raise your research profile, reach new audiences, adapt your messages and approach media directly with more confidence.

The workshop includes guest speakers from both Māori and mainstream media, and also provides an opportunity to go on a site visit to a local media organisation to see how they operate, find our what stories they are interested in and understand what is involved in communicating science and research stories to the wider public. 

Applications are now open to both established and emerging Māori researchers for our Auckland workshop which will be held at Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland on 12-13 June. Only 12 places are available, so get your submissions in now.

Applications close 1 May.

The workshop is supported by He Whenua Hihiri i te Mahara - A Nation of Curious Minds, and so the attendance fees have been waived. All you have to do is submit your application, and if selected you will need to be available for the full two days. Travel and accommodation fees may also be made available.

Please apply here now!

Note: NPM and the Science Media Centre will be holding another workshop in Christchurch in late 2017.