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Communications and Media Engagement Programs

These programs are designed to empower faculty to more effectively engage with the media and communicate their research to the public, in writing, in person, and on social media.

Please look for emails from our office with sign-up information. Contact Joan Marie Johnson, Director for Faculty, at with questions.

Media Engagement 101

Media relations experts from Northwestern’s Office of Global Marketing and Communications hold training sessions on everything you need to know about dealing with the media, from how to prepare for interviews to how to best position your work so that journalists want to tell your story. Learn more.

OpEd Project: Public Voices Program

Fall 2020

This program provides a select group of Northwestern scholars across all disciplines with the resources, support and skills needed in order to dramatically increase their visibility and influence as thought leaders in academia and the world at large. Learn more.

Presenting Online – Best Practices in Creating and Delivering Presentations Virtually

January 28, 2021

Heather Barnes, an expert in improvisation and communicating science, teaches you how to elevate your online presentation skills, create strong PowerPoint slides, and more effectively convey your research to colleagues and the public from your laptop.

OpEd Writing Workshop

April 8, 2021

Workshop details and registration information forthcoming.