The SSN Communications Team offers three types of trainings that help scholars pick up and hone media skills. These trainings combine presentations from experienced SSN staff with interactive learning. Each training requires approximately 2 hours, though they can be extended and customized based on specific preferences and needs.
The op-ed workshop is a hands-on training for scholars who want to learn how to write and pitch compelling, research-based op-eds. Participants will learn how to craft a good lede, identify and incorporate timely news hooks, signal the author’s unique and relevant expertise, increase the likelihood of publication, and structure an op-ed for maximum impact. Participants will also have the opportunity to workshop specific ideas with SSN staff and fellow participants.