Tips on Being an Exposed Academic Scholar
June 20, 2012 10:36 PM Subscribe
How does media exposure fit into an academic career? Should I be writing articles for general publications and/or doing interviews? Or am I wasting time I could be using to write journal papers?
I'm an academic that's recently gotten some media attention and written a few opeds. While I love the media exposure, I'm starting to think about how I might fit this in to my existing work as an academic.
Currently in Australia the focus is definitely on getting Category 1 grants and publishing journal articles, so I'm just not sure how important it is to be doing this kind of press. This sort of leads on from my previous question here
, because now that I've thought about it I want to make sure that it actually makes sense to be doing this.
Does anyone have any resources that talk about how media, journals and grant writing fit into an academic career? My supervisor was definitely "publish or perish", but less helpful in training me about the other two points. Personal anecdotes would also be great, of course... :)