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

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Launch a Successful Scholarly Newsletter: Build Your Audience & Craft Compelling Content (Part 2) 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 […]

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

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The Scholar’s Guide on How to Launch a Blog Blogging became all the rage in the 1990’s (this is your cue to realize how long ago the 90’s 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. […]

Unlocking Impact: Public Engagement Examples for Social Scientists and Humanities Scholars

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An Overview of Public Engagement Examples for Social Scientists and Humanities Scholars In the ever-evolving landscape of academia, the call for scholars to engage with the public is more resounding than ever. A common question from scholars interested in expanding their research impact is: what are some ways I can/should publicly engage? What are tangible […]

How AI Can Help You Communicate Your Research to the Public

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In this post, I share my own writing about artificial intelligence (AI). I also prompted ChatGPT and Writer to write a blog post on the subject. The prompt I used was: Can you write a blog post on How AI Can Help Scholars Communicate Their Research to a Public Audience? How AI Can Help Scholars […]

How to Publish your Research for the Public

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A Comprehensive Guide on How to Publish Your Research Paper for the Public Publishing your research paper is not just a culmination of your hard work; it’s a critical step in advancing your academic career and sharing your findings with the world.  In this comprehensive guide, we will take you through the entire process, from […]

An Academics Guide to Op-ed Pitches

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Long, long ago, in the year 2014, an opinion writer for the New York Times wrote a plea for more professors to come down from the ivory tower and write for the public. Our knowledge demands to be shared beyond the academy! And for many good reasons, not the least bit that op-eds can have […]

Media Pitching for Academics (How to Become a Source)

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If you are a scholar interested in learning about media pitching for academics, you’re in the right place! This introduction post covers how researchers and scholars can pitch a journalist and/or editor to be a source. The goal here is two-fold: to pitch story ideas (e.g., your published research, your expertise) to targeted members of […]

Criteria for Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion as a Public Scholar

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The incentive structure for research faculty at institutions of higher education in the United States and beyond hinges on knowledge creation through traditional research outputs (e.g., peer reviewed articles, books, conference presentations). Research faculty are awarded reappointment, tenure, and promotion based on a criteria of high productivity in research, teaching, and service. This is not […]

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