The Media Fellows program gives UW–Madison faculty the opportunity to focus deeply on media training and engagement over the course of a semester. Over fall and spring terms, a small cohort of campus faculty experts comes together for intensive media training that includes:
- An overview of the media landscape
- Mock interview practice
- Strategic interview techniques
Other topics may include issues management and anticipation, op-ed writing and placement, on-camera technique, connecting policymakers with faculty research, and general research outreach.
Media Fellows members are nominated by their colleagues or campus communicators. They can also nominate themselves.
Past Media Fellows
Each cohort meets 6 times a semester for 1.5 hours, every 2-3 weeks. Exact dates are determined by the cohort’s schedule availability at the beginning of the semester.
Media Fellows members are nominated by their colleagues or campus communicators and deans. They can also nominate themselves.
Find out more: contact Veronica Rueckert, national media manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This training was tremendously helpful. Engaging with the media is an important element of public impact scholarship.
“Consistent with the Wisconsin Idea, I want my research to serve the public and I am committed to making my research findings broadly accessible. This training provided crucial guidance on how to do so effectively.”