Does Media Training Work? (Part 2)

Here is the research on the efficacy of communications training I mentioned in the last post:

Incentives and Impediments to Scientists Communicating through the Media
Toss Gascoigne and Jenni Metcalfe
Science Communication, Vol. 18 No.3, March 1997
http://www.econnect.com.au/pdf/incentives_conf.pdf

Training scientists to understand and love the media
Toss Gascoigne and Jenni Metcalfe
http://www.econnect.com.au/pdf/love_media.pdf

Media Training for Psychiatry Residents
Lawrence Kutner, Ph.D. and Eugene V. Beresin, M.D.
Academic Psychiatry 23:227-232, December 1999
http://ap.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/reprint/23/4/227

Media Relations Skills and Training Needs of Southern Agricultural Scientists
Lundy, L. K., Locke, D., Telg, R., Irani, T.
Proceedings of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists conference, Tulsa, OK
http://agnews.tamu.edu/saas/2004/mediarelationskills.pdf

Media Training for Residents in Obstetrics and Gynaecology:
Improving Communication Skills and Advocacy for Women’s Health
Julie L.Tessier, MD, Philip M. Hahn, Robert L Reid, MD
Journal of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, June 2001, Volume 23, Number 6
http://meds.queensu.ca/medicine/obgyn/pdf/media_training.pdf

I am always seeking to keep my research up to date. It has been a while since I’ve taken a formal look into this, so feel free to pass along any other meaningful studies you’ve run across.

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