Web Workshop - Who Said Journalism is Dead?
From Courtney McLearin on 02/21/2019
Who Said Journalism is Dead?: Using traditional journalism approaches to translate research into a consumable format and disseminate on social media
Taking an “old school” journalism approach, research communications specialist and former broadcast journalist Ryann Monahan will take you through a strategic step-by-step process of using your research to create new media content that can be used on social, digital, and podcasting platforms. Learn how to strip down the details to a succinct and consumable format while maintaining the integrity of the findings.
This workshop focuses on research dissemination through social
media content creation. It will take you through the steps of creating social
media content from both non-published and published research. This workshop
will explore the wide-reaching opportunities you have to create content from
the vast amount of information in your research wheelhouse and get your
audience to “stop their finger” on their social media newsfeed and want to know
more. You will leave this workshop with experience creating social media
content from a research paper. Two case studies will be used to show you how to
derive content and translate it into a consumable format for your target
audience on social media platforms.
This workshop will also show you how to take an “old school”
journalism approach to gathering, translating, and disseminating research on
new media platforms. You will learn new tools to reach your target audience so
that they can apply research findings to their everyday life.
Ryann Monahan is the Communications Specialist for the Family Resiliency Center, a research and policy center, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a former broadcast journalist and has worked in higher education instruction since 2012 as an adjunct instructor in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Department of Journalism.
She is a communications strategy developer and executor with experience in higher education social media content production and management. A digital content creator, she has produced and hosted several podcast series. Specialties include research translation and dissemination, science and health writing, and communications curriculum development (targeting faculty and students in higher education).
Monahan is also a founder and director of Project Athletes, a non-profit organization. She holds a BS in Media Studies and a MS in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.