Workshop: Introduction to The Conversation U.S.: Academic Rigor, Journalistic Flair


Oct. 2, 2018, 9am to 10:30am

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Amargosa Room (LLB 1149)


UNLV recently formed a partnership with The Conversation U.S., an independent source for informed commentary and analysis, written by academics and delivered directly to the public. The Conversation U.S. has a regular readership list of more than 60,000 subscribers and reaches millions of readers daily. Articles appearing on The Conversation U.S. are regularly re-published by the likes of CNN, Washington Post, Time, PBS Newshour, and more. The Conversation U.S.' professional editors follow a collaborative publishing process and do not publish without final author approval, which enables academics to have the opportunity to share work with a large readership while ensuring it is portrayed accurately. Authors are provided a dashboard with metrics on any post(s) they contribute to The Conversation U.S.

All UNLV academic faculty, as well as Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral fellows, are eligible to participate.

By participating in this workshop you will:

  • General overview of The Conversation U.S. with an editor and brief Q&A

  • Difference between journalistic (for public) versus scholarly publication writing 

  • Hear from UNLV faculty who have written for the outlet about their experiences 

  • Learn about the pitch form 

  • Learn about headline and lead discussion 

  • Work through a few examples of how to tie research to a relevant current events 

  • Work together in small groups to create pitches and get feedback from group 

Learning Experience: Interactive

Pillars of Professional Development: Career Development, Transferable Skills, Communication

Admission Information

This workshop is open to UNLV faculty/staff, Ph.D. candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance for the workshop.

Contact Information

Graduate College
Valarie Burke

External Sponsor

UNLV Graduate College, GPSA, and Division of Research and Economic Development