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Panel Discussion

Science Communication 101: How to Talk to Journalists, Work with Press Officers, and Promote Your Own Research

Minneapolis Convention Center
Room M100J

Who Should Attend?

  • Graduate Students
  • Early Career Attendees
  • Everyone

What's the difference between a news article and a press release? How do science journalists decide what research to cover? What can scientists do to share their research with the public themselves?

In this panel discussion, a science journalist, a press officer, and a physicist will answer common questions about science journalism and communication and offer tips for better communicating about research.


  • Karmela Padavic-Callaghan, science writer at New Scientist
  • Sarah Perdue, director of communications in the physics department at the University of Wisconsin—Madison
  • Karen Daniels, professor of physics at North Carolina State University

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APS looks forward to featuring engaging presenters speaking on groundbreaking physics research.

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Regular registration is open through February 20, 2024.

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