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Metcalf Institute prepares R.I. scientists to meet the press

Itís a horrible feeling. A reporter poses a question during a broadcast interview and the interviewee gapes at the camera like a deer in the headlights. In an ongoing effort to help scientists communicate their research to the public with more confidence and clarity, Metcalf Institute and Rhode Island EPSCoR will offer another free, one-day Science Communication Workshop for Rhode Island science faculty and senior staff on January 14.

The workshop, facilitated by professional radio and television journalists, will help scientists prepare for an interview with a reporter and practice delivering the best answers, whether on background or in front of a microphone or television camera.

ďHaving the confidence and skills to provide a good interview can be helpful when pitching proposals...

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