What makes a great story? - Panel discussion on storytelling in the mediaPosted: 17 October, 2017
DIT presents a panel discussion for academics and entrepreneurs by experienced media professionals on the topic of what makes a great story and why.
Everyone loves a good story, and storytelling lies at the heart of nearly all forms of communication. But what makes a great story? How can you communicate about your research or innovation in a compelling way that connects with a wide audience?
You are invited to attend a panel discussion by experienced media professionals on the topic of what makes a great story and why. As EU and national funding streams place increasing emphasis on connecting the outcomes of research to the everyday lives of the public, this event will give you the opportunity to explore the possibility of communicating about your work across a range of forums including print media, radio, social media and online news sites.
The panel will share insights into themes such as: the components of good storytelling, the components of a good media release, defining and connecting with your target audience, fears people have around appearing in the media.
Moderator: Dr Kate Shanahan, Head of Journalism, DIT
Dick Ahlstrom – Science and Innovation Journalist (former Science Editor, The Irish Times)
Helen Shaw - Digital Media Expert, Athena Media
Jim Carroll - Editor, RTÉ Brainstorm
Yetti Redmond – Producer, RTÉ Radio
Eavan Murphy – Lecturer in Media Law, DIT
Wednesday 1 November, 2017, 11am – 1pm
Rm 302 Greenway Hub, DIT Grangegorman
RSVP essential. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 27 October
This event is suitable for academics, entrepreneurs and PhD students based in DIT, IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown
Presented by the DIT Public Affairs Office and DIT Research, Enterprise and Innovation Services