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Program Number: 2-0185
Type: Special Event - How To
Title: ENGAGING JOURNALISM: MAKING ANTHROPOLOGY VISIBLE IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE
Session Sponsor: National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
Session Date/Time: Thu., 8:00 AM-11:00 AM
Organizer(s): BRIAN MCKENNA, MARIA VESPERI (New College of Florida) 
Abstract: Erikson (2006) argues that "[anthropology’s] lack of visibility is an embarrassment,” and that anthropologists must write in a popular vein to convey our unique perspective to the public. This workshop shows how to: turn academic scholarship into journalistic articles; engage media with anthropological topics; intervene as a “public intellectual;” and write rapidly in a public voice. Participants should bring one piece of their writing for review. Leaders will be available after the workshop for follow-up. Handouts provided.



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