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April 22 The Scholars Strategy Network: Media 101 Training for NYC Scholars

The Scholars Strategy Network[]’s New York City Chapter invites graduate students and faculty to participate in a “Media 101” training session led by experts from BerlinRosen, a leading media training and communications firm.

This training is designed to help scholarly researchers attract public and media attention to their work, in order to expand its impact. It will offer expert guidance for pitching and publishing op-eds or letters to the editor, and for drafting press releases to draw attention to new research or to publicize related events. In addition, the training will include a discussion of media etiquette and handling interview requests.

BerlinRosen’s trainers, Lynsey Kryzwick and Niketa Kumar, are experts in strategic media engagement. They have guided the communications of nationwide labor campaigns, including the Fight for $15 and paid family leave, among other projects.

This training is free, but space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

When: Friday, April 22, 12-2pm, with refreshments from 11:30am

Where: The Century Foundation, One Whitehall St., 15th Floor, Manhattan

To reserve a spot: Send one paragraph describing your research interests and the media skills most relevant for your needs to Please include your full name and affiliation.

The Scholars Strategy Network (SSN)[] seeks to improve public policy and strengthen democracy by organizing scholars working in America’s colleges and universities, and connecting scholars and their research to policymakers, citizens associations, and the media. Hundreds of university-based members voluntarily contribute time and ideas to the Scholars Strategy Network, which employs a small, dedicated professional staff to amplify and energize their efforts.

The New York City Chapter, established in 2015, is actively recruiting members. Joining is easy, requiring only that you write a short policy brief for posting on the SSN website. Membership information is available here[]. Contact Isaac Jabola-Carolus for further details (

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