Media/Journalist Professional Development

Lunar dust

The 2012 New Media Practitioner Professional Development Workshop was sponsored by CCLDAS and focused on the Moon and and other small bodies. (Courtesy NASA)

LASP offers professional development workshops for social media practitioners and for traditional journalists; our focus is on providing an introduction to particular fields of space and atmospheric science, as well as to the scientific process itself.

LASP has a history of successful professional development for traditional journalists in print and broadcast media, with a recent shift in focus to include social media users. Target participants for our media workshops are those who use social media—blogs, Twitter, Facebook, podcasts, video, online communities, etc.—to inform the general public about science and, in particular, space and atmospheric science. Our attendees may or may not have formal training in either journalism or space science.

Past Workshops

Please see the list below for archived information on our workshops.