Humanities and Creative Arts: When a reporter calls

Tuesday 30 July (Meremere 105) 12:00-13:00

One way academics can spread the importance of their fields is to work with print, online, and broadcast reporters, but that is an effort that can bring wide rewards as well as significant challenges. In this workshop, an experienced public historian with a background in both journalism and academics will share the do’s and don’ts of working with the media.

Dr. Christopher Bellitto, a medieval church historian, has worked with international and local media for over twenty years, speaking with outlets such as National Public Radio and CNN in the US, CNN International, and many newspaper websites. He is visiting the University of Canterbury as a Fulbright Specialist. Bellitto will share best practices and worst mistakes so participants can leave with a roadmap of what to do when a reporter calls.

Open to all.