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Reimagining PhD Programs: Communication Training as a Catalyst for Student Success

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As a follow-up to my previous post on the lack of practical training in PhD programs, I want to offer some recommendations for PhD programs to improve students’ marketability in the PhD job market. It’s not enough to critique the system; we must propose actionable solutions. My recommendation to help students in the PhD job […]

Why Subject Matter Experts Are More Important Than Ever in the Age of AI

A survey of 1,000+ journalists on the state of journalism in 2024 by Muck Rack found that journalists consider subject matter experts (82%) and researchers (77%) the most credible sources. We lean on subject matter experts, expert opinion, and researchers to guide us through the complexities of the world. With your deep knowledge of the […]

Bridging the Gap: Unleashing the Power of Research Communication Through Reflexivity

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In the realm of research communication, especially within social sciences and humanities, effective communication isn’t just about transmitting information. It’s about fostering understanding, interpreting meaning, and building bridges with an audience.  A crucial aspect of research communication, especially in a time where disinformation and misinformation is rampant, and trust in science and our institutions is […]

Launch a Newsletter: Building Your Audience & Content Strategy (Part 2)

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This is part 2 in a series on how to launch a newsletter. You can read part I here – Beyond Journal Paywalls & Tweets: Launch A Newsletter (Part 1), where we talked about why.  In this post, we’ll cover the logistics on how to launch a newsletter!  Build Your Foundation  Define your Goal Before […]

From PhD to Scholarpreneur: Writing Retreats for Women (Interview)

I recently sat down with Lisa Shaughnessy of Writing Retreat Directory to talk about Write From Anywhere writing retreats! We talked about my life as a traveling scholarpreneur, my work as a communications professional helping academics and scholars communicate their research to a wider audience. I also talked abut the journey of creating Write From […]

DIY Book Launch for Scholars: Fast & Effective Strategies on a Budget

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Congratulations! You’ve just published a book – a culmination of years of research, writing, and passion are poured out onto the page. And maybe you’ve landed on this post because you’ve realized ‘oh sh!t, I am publishing a book and now I have to figure out how to get people to read it!’ Well, you’re […]

How to Launch a Blog for Scholars, Academics, and Scholarpreneurs

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Blogging became all the rage in the 1990s (this is your cue to realize how long ago the 90s actually were). The blog-sphere experienced a few peaks and valleys with the advent of microblogging sites like Twitter, may she rest in peace. A staple, it remained. And today, we’ll be covering how to launch a […]

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