How To Work With Academics For Media Folks

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I have had the good fortune to work on a topic that has some minimal appeal to popular media. I have done a little radio, a little print and a little TV, at this point. Along the way I have had some incredible experiences. However, I *am* a sociologist. It would be impossible for me to experience these engagements without applying a little bit of the sociological imagination.

I give academics a hard time for talking to small audiences when we draw so heavily on the larger social world. I think we owe some of ourselves and our work back to people who make it all possible. I also champion the idea of alternative academic paths for those with PhDs. It is ridiculous to think that learning to analyze, organize and write isn’t a transferable skill. One way of giving back and honing the transferability of our skills is to…

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Loosely connected facts: Storyteller. Curator of a Better Internet. Lifelong Politico. Social Media Maven. Creativity and Empathy Evangelist. Performer. Creator of Content Worth Sharing. Digital Strategist. Former Social Worker. Decade teaching in Higher Ed. Master's Degree in Theology. Married to an Irishman. 3 darling kiddos. Preacher's kid. Appalachian. Music maker. Music devour-er. ENTP. Bohemian. Geeky. Obsessed with thrift stores and all things vintage. Lover of species.

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