Featured Experts: Dr. Colin Bennett, University of Victoria

Prof. Colin Bennett is a regular contributor to national and international media.

Fields of expertise: Comparative Politics; Public Policy; American Government and Politics; Information and Communications Policy; International Privacy Standards; Personal data Protection

Contact info: cjb@uvic.ca

EUCAnet invited Colin Bennett to share some tips and advice about their outreach expertise:

“Be aware of the difficulties faced by journalists in getting accurate stories into print in a timely fashion; be patient; don’t expect journalists to have the time to read lengthy academic articles;  try to cultivate certain journalists so that you can call them if you have a likely news story; ensure that they follow you on Twitter; invite interested journalists to scholarly conferences and events.“

Why engage with media ?

“It’s fun…even when you get misquoted! ”

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