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November 10, 2016

Policy 101

Policy 101 Workshop Series
Engaged in Thought Leadership: Writing for a Public Audience

When: November 10, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30pm

Please note new location

Where: UIC Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2

Chris Mooney, Director, IGPA
Susy Schultz, President, Public Narrative
Maria Krysan, Professor, IGPA & Sociology

Chris Mooney has asked that attendants have the following links available, as examples of writing for public audiences:

This workshop will focus on helping scholars understand the mechanics of writing op-ed pieces and other short-length articles for public audiences. We will cover the basic structure of op-ed pieces, including length, establishing your credentials, knowing the audience, and avoiding jargon. We will also address how to most effectively pitch an op-ed or short piece to newspaper, online, and magazine outlets.

The goal of the Policy 101 Workshop Series is to increase the impact and visibility of UIC scholars’ research. Policy 101 workshops provide UIC faculty and graduate students with focused training that increases their ability to participate in public policy conversations. Policy 101 workshops are taught by professionals and academics who are experts at translating academic research into policy-ready documents, policy presentations and civic engagement and will be offered bi-annually on a rotating basis.

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