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Learn more about the scheme

The Media Fellows are given:

  • An intensive briefing day of media advice
  • The opportunity to be mentored by a professional news journalist for 3-6 weeks. Have a look at our media hosts
  • Experience finding and pitching stories, writing science news articles or producing science radio, podcast or television programmes
  • The opportunity to attend the British Science Festival press launch and other UK press conferences
  • The opportunity to work alongside over 100 members of the press in the British Science Festival Press Centre
  • The opportunity to network with other researchers, journalists and science communicators
  • Experience working to tight deadlines
  • Insight into the news process and day-to-day life of journalists
  • Continued support from the British Science Association with finding media opportunities and increasing your involvement with the media and public engagement
  • Membership of the Media Fellowship alumni network

To know more about how it's like to be on a media outlet have a look at The Fellows webpage and at the scheme's impacts.


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