In the digital era, media skills are increasingly important for scholars to build an audience for their research. Here at JustPublics@365, we think hybrid training – in traditional academic research and digital media skills – is crucial for fostering collaborations between scholars, activists, and journalists in ways that further social justice.
We’ve developed this topic series on digital media skills for academics to help you communicate your research and interests to a broader audience. Here you’ll find introductions to Twitter, blogging, writing Op-Eds, making podcasts, assessing your online impact using analytics, and conducting digital research.
Previously, we’ve hosted discussions here about the ways in which scholarly communication is changing. Building on these conversations, our latest series deepens and expands the work of our successful MediaCamp workshops. We’ll be offering some of these workshops at the August 2014 meeting of the American Sociological Association in San Francisco.
This is also a good time to remind you about some of our other resources and skills guides we have put together, such as:
- Social Media Toolkit
- Mapping Social Inequities: Using Evernote for Evidence-Gathering
- 5 Steps for Counter Story-telling using Storify
- Guide to Good Presentations
We encourage you to use and share all of these resources and check back with us for more!