In the previous
lecture Kaz Janowski gave you some insights into the world of journalism.
Throughout the course you will find useful summaries of previous content. Here
is a summary of some of the things that Kaz discussed.
Key points we’ve covered so far.
|Journalists…||What it means for you|
|Work to tight deadlines||Be responsive|
|Have strict word limits||Be clear and concise|
|Write for non-specialist audiences||Don’t assume they know something, but don’t patronise|
|Are often non-specialists too||Predict misunderstandings and use simple language|
|Write for different audiences depending on the media outlet||Find out their style and adapt to it|
|Write about very specific things||What are the who, what, where, why, when and how of your work?|
|Want to write something ‘news worthy’||Try to think like a journalist when talking to them|
We will now look at your world, the world of the researcher, and consider some of the issues that might arise as a result of the differences between journalism and research.