Media Interviewing Workshop (September)

Thursday, September 19, 2024
11:00am-12:30pm Central/Minneapolis Time
Event will be held virtually

Presented by:

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ASHE has partnered with the Scholars Strategy Network since 2021 to offer a series of professional development events. The Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) is a national membership organization made up of college- and university-based researchers interested in improving policy and strengthening democracy. Founded in 2011 by Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University, SSN has grown into a network of over 1800 researchers in 47 states. SSN members organize themselves into local chapters across the United States, working to advance the use of research wherever policy decisions are made - from city halls to state legislatures to Washington.

This is one of five events offered in this partnership series in 2024:

Workshop Information

The Media Interviews Workshop, presented by the Scholars Strategy Network, teaches foundational media skills for academic researchers. The workshop will help scholars prepare for interviews and build relationships with members of the media by learning how to respond when a journalist calls, communicate their research in a clear manner, identify what reporters are looking for in interviews, maintain media relationships, and build on previous media work.

Who should attend

  • All researchers who are interested in honing strategies for engaging in media work should attend. Scholars from any career stage, including graduate students, are encouraged to attend.

Learning/Program Outcomes

Attendees of the Media Interviews Workshop will:

  • Know how to prepare for a media interview, including best practices for communicating their research and common mistakes to avoid
  • Have clear action steps to build and maintain relationships with journalists


  • Registration fees are:
    • $25 for current ASHE Student Members
    • $35 all other current ASHE Members
    • $50 per workshop for Non-Members
  • Registration Close and Payment Deadline: September 12 at Noon Central/Minneapolis Time. Due to planning processes, we are unable to accept late registrants for this event.
  • Workshops will be hosted through Zoom and will not be recorded.
  • Learn more about accessibility for this event at
  • During registration, participants will agree to the ASHE Events Code of Conduct and provide information about accommodation requests.
  • All ASHE Professional Development events encourage participants to engage throughout the event in various ways. To provide an environment that is conducive to learning and engagement and to provide a safe space (to the extent possible), Professional Development events are not recorded.
  • To complete the registration form, you will need your ASHE log-in information. If you do not have an ASHE log-in already (as a current or expired member or Guest account), you can create a free guest account or process payment for membership at that will then allow you to login and register for this event.