SGM-C2SM Media and Climate Communication Workshop 2017

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with Beat Glogger

14 September 2017, 09:00 – 16:30 at ETH Zurich, NO building



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Course Summary

The participants will learn how the public perceives information and what can be learnt from this concerning communicating the own research topic. They practice how to prepare and communicate a scientific topic in a way that the public is reached. Theoretical inputs are given, questions about science communication are discussed in detail, and two practical exercises are offered. Exercises in small groups deepen the theoretical aspects.

Guiding Questions

• How to bring a research topic into the media?
• Which topics are particularly attractive for media, and why?
• How to prepare a research topic such that it find its way into the media?
• What are the criteria for the media to decide what to publish or not?
• What are the stimuli that attract the public?


The argumentation is strongly adapted to the participants‘ background of natural sciences. The theoretical inputs are geared at the science background to readily transfer the workshop outcome to practice.

For the workshop program, please click here.

Who can apply?

The workshop is open to everybody interested in science communication. We specifically address young PhDs and post-doctoral scientists.  

The number of participants is limited to 30. Members of the executive board of SGM and C2SM decide about the acceptance of applications. The selected participants will be notified until 15 August 2017. Preference is given to members of SGM and C2SM and/or young researchers. The applicants are asked to provide a five-sentence motivation letter.

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Applications need to be submitted until 14 July 2017.


The participants have to pay 40 CHF for the whole workshop. The application can be withdrawn until one week before the workshop. Otherwise, no refund is provided.

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