Writing, Editing & Storytelling for academics and researchers
15th November, Rooms 1.07 & 1.08, School of Optometry & Vision Sciences, Cardiff University
9.30am – 4.30pm
Trainer: Huw James and Liz Rawlins, To The Blue
This session will look at areas of writing, where you can write in the public domain as well as styles and techniques. Each style or technique is specific to the place where your story is heard. Attendees will cover the basics of journalism and how topics are covered by the Media by uncovering stories in a range of tabloids, broadsheets, Berliners, as well as online. Then they will look at how best to write for these styles of papers or blogs or on line magazines whilst maintaining the quality that journalism demands. Covered will also be the practicalities of writing online for online papers and blogs. What the best tools are for writing, how best to set up a blog and how to use it and other tips and tricks in the writing game. Attendees will see how to appropriately write a press release and hints as to how to get your stories into the paper, look at how to write and edit and pith complex ideas in a style accessible by everyone and write a short article about a chosen subject and they will be later critiqued and given feedback on. They will be hosted on a dedicated website.