2022 courses: expand your media skills

To most people, dealing confidently with the media does not come naturally. The SNSF offers special courses in which researchers can learn the necessary skills. New additions are a media training course for women and a course in English.

In this day and age, scientists are in the public eye more than ever. Politicians, the media and the public at large expect to be able to follow what scientists say, ask questions and receive meaningful answers.

In our courses, experienced pros will show you how to bring your message across when dealing with the media – be it in front of a camera or microphone, on social media, in print, or in video interviews and video conferences. You will develop a simple and concise language that generates interest and underlines the value of your research.

Two new media courses are added to the existing range in 2022. One is aimed at women researchers. "For media professionals, it is more difficult to find women who are willing to contribute. Many are reluctant because they feel their expertise doesn't exactly fit or they believe they don't have enough experience with the media. Our aim is to encourage female scientists to engage more often with the public," says Christophe Giovannini, Head of Communications at the SNSF.

Also new is an English media training course. The course will be held in English and will offer non-German-speaking researchers the opportunity to practice giving interviews in a Swiss national language.

You can register now for the 2022 media training courses.