Media Savvy in Christchurch

On Tuesday 31 October & Wednesday 1 November 2017 NPM will once again be hosting its popular Science Media Savvy - Media Skills for Māori Researchers workshop - and this time it is in Christchurch.

This highly-acclaimed media and communications workshop is run by the Science Media Centre and continues the approach followed over recent NPM sessions in Dunedin and Auckland over the past two years.

Researcher who have attended these challenging sessions have been galvanised by the opportunity that the workshops provide 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 our network.

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 your own 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 Christchurch workshop will includes guest speakers from both Māori and mainstream media, and will provide 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 this Christchurch workshop which will be held at the BizDojo Collaborative & Creative Space in central Christchurch's Innovation Precinct.

Attendance is free and only 12 places are available.

Applications will close Monday 9th October.

Apply here now!