Getting Research into the Mainstream Press

6 March 2019, 15:00 - 16:00

Room S2, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

This free workshop is intended for postdocs and PhD students at the University of Cambridge only. Preference will be given to researchers in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The event is now fully booked. To join the waitlist, please email CRASSH Communications Manager Dr Imke van Heerden.

Join Fred Lewsey from the Cambridge Communications Office for a brief tour of the production process that turns academic research into ‘news’ with mainstream media appeal.

Get to know your hooks, pegs and embargoes, explore assets that can help ‘sell a story’, and ask questions of someone who’s spent six years working on research communications for Cambridge.

This session will provide an introduction to the work of the Communications Office, with a focus on how to package research for news journalists. Suitable for those interested in learning more about media outreach, whether they have current research projects or their future career in mind. 


Fred covers the School of Humanities and Social Sciences as part of his ‘patch’ in the Research Communications team, and has written about everything from austerity politics to ancient genetics.