On Apr. 8, The Conversation editor Aviva Rutkin will be on campus to present an overview on The Conversation and offer one-on-one workshops about how to successfully pitch research articles to the online media outlet. The sessions will be hosted at the Student Union Building in the Hatch C Ballroom 10-11:30 a.m. and from 1:30-3 p.m.
Boise State is a supporting member of The Conversation, an independent, nonprofit publisher of commentary and analysis, authored by academics and edited by journalists for the general public.
This exciting partnership allows Boise State faculty to work one-on-one with Conversation editors to write and publish short articles (800-1,000 words) on topics related to their research, while potentially reaching millions of readers.
Several Boise State faculty already have contributed to The Conversation, including: Brittany Brand on the unexpected eruption of Chile’s Calbuco volcano; Steven Feldstein on fatal U.S. airstrikes under the Trump administration; Jen Schneider on the coal industry’s rhetorical playbook; Jodi Brandt on our global sand crisis; John Freemuth (a prolific contributor) most recently on Interior Sec. Zinke’s proposal to shrink national monuments; Troy Rohn on public fears about early-onset Alzheimer’s; Justin Vaughn on George W.’s legacy during Jeb Bush’s presidential run; and Shelton Woods on the history behind Philippine President Duterte’s Obama insult.
This is just a sample of the great work faculty already have published on The Conversation; for a complete list of Boise State contributions, see The Conversation: Boise State.