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Media training

Below is a list of other media and communication training courses for scientists.

Media training open to researchers from any discipline
Voice of Young Science (VoYS) media workshops
Free media training for early-career scientists

Science Media Centre media training for scientists
The Science Media Centre run formal media training for scientists (contact them directly)

Royal Society Media Training Courses for Scientists
Media and Communication training for scientists from all disciplines 

World Federation of Science Journalists online course in science journalism
Each course consist of an e-lecture with examples, self-teaching questions, and assignments.

MRC internship - Naked Scientists
Open to UK-based students (including Masters and PhD students and recent graduates) who hold or are registered for a science or engineering-based University degree.
Research Councils and other funders media training courses
AHRC New Generation Thinkers
Participants develop their programme-making ideas with experienced BBC radio 3 producers.

BBSRC Media Training
Free media training for researchers in the biotechnology and biological sciences

ESRC Media Training
Media training for social scientists

NERC media training
Free media training for Natural Environment Research Council-funded scientists

STFC media training
The Science and Technologies Facilities Council will pay for their researchers to take part in media training

Wellcome Trust Narrative Skills workshops
Free communication training for Wellcome Trust grant holders

Wellcome Trust BBC placement scheme
Scheme for Wellcome Trust funded post-docs to spend 4 weeks at the BBC

Wellcome Trust biomedical science media studentships
Scheme for 2 biomedical scientists to undertake a postgraduate qualification in science media production at Imperial College followed by a 6 month placement in the broadcast industry

Media training offered by universities
Most universities also now offer media and communication training as part of CPD. Contact your institution for information or NCCPE.

International media schemes
European Guide to Science Journalism Training (pdf 577KB)
Issued by the European Commission's Directorate General for Research, this 2010 guide contains details of all the science journalism training courses across the member states of the European Union, as well as exchange programmes, scholarships and other initiatives supporting science journalism.

AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program
American scheme similar to the British Science Association Media Fellowships


Find a TV expert offers free online media training.

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