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Publishing and Disseminating YourResearchDARG Postgraduate Workshop 2013Dr Tobias DenskusUniversity of Manchester, 26 Apri...
 Development communication: New digital possibilities& old academic rituals Understanding contradictions & managingexpec...
 Digitally enabledcampaigns (e.g.Kony 2012 or TED) Bill Gates, Bill Clinton,Bono: The influenceof philanthropists andcel...
 Anthropologist SarahKendzior & therealties of academiaas a career choice Oxford Universityadvertisement fora ‘Junior Re...
The well-told tale, complete with greatcolour and anecdotes, backed up byrigorous data analysis, and supported bygreat mul...
‘Everybody is a broadcaster’
 The ‘wrong’ peopletend to know aboutyour blogging, the‘right’ people oftendon’t Blogging is (still)responsive to agenda...
 Blogging as enabler: Broadens your profile into differentareas or new spaces in your discipline Good examples: Nelly as...
 It’s about your comfortlevel of exposure (thinkguest posts, book reviewsor Academia.edu profile Social media skills are...
Email:tobias@aidnography.deBlog:http://www.aidnography.deTwitter:@aidnography
Aidnography: Development blogging, disseminating research and building your e-reputation
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Aidnography: Development blogging, disseminating research and building your e-reputation

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I was invited to talk about development blogging, social media and research at an event in Manchester that the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) Postgraduate Forum organized. The topic was 'Publishing and disseminating your research' and I shared some reflections on development blogging

Outline of the presentation:
- Development communication: New digital possibilities & old academic rituals
ž- Understanding contradictions & managing expectations
ž- ‘Almost everyone will miss almost everything you do on social media’
ž- Blogging as communication ‘enabler’
ž- Building your e-reputation
ž- Approaching the ‘perfect space’ for academic blogging

More information:
http://aidnography.blogspot.com/2013/04/development-blogging-disseminating-research-ereputation.html

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Aidnography: Development blogging, disseminating research and building your e-reputation

  1. 1. Publishing and Disseminating YourResearchDARG Postgraduate Workshop 2013Dr Tobias DenskusUniversity of Manchester, 26 April 2013
  2. 2.  Development communication: New digital possibilities& old academic rituals Understanding contradictions & managingexpectations ‘Almost everyone will miss almost everything you doon social media’ Blogging as communication ‘enabler’ Building your e-reputation Approaching the ‘perfect space’ for academicblogging
  3. 3.  Digitally enabledcampaigns (e.g.Kony 2012 or TED) Bill Gates, Bill Clinton,Bono: The influenceof philanthropists andcelebrity activists Framing complexdevelopment topicsinto the mainstream
  4. 4.  Anthropologist SarahKendzior & therealties of academiaas a career choice Oxford Universityadvertisement fora ‘Junior ResearchFellow’
  5. 5. The well-told tale, complete with greatcolour and anecdotes, backed up byrigorous data analysis, and supported bygreat multimedia elements, may wellcontinue to be the gold standard weaspire to; but we need also to be workinghow best to harness our reporting andpresenting capabilities so we can createother types of narratives that touchpeople.(Journalist Reg Chua)Social media is the water ina bottle that fills the spacesin between the rocks, withthe rocks constituting standalone items such as PRevents or a separatedigital campaign.(PR Executive)?
  6. 6. ‘Everybody is a broadcaster’
  7. 7.  The ‘wrong’ peopletend to know aboutyour blogging, the‘right’ people oftendon’t Blogging is (still)responsive to agendaset elsewhere Blogs/social media area threat to conferencerituals – not totraditional publishing(at the moment...)
  8. 8.  Blogging as enabler: Broadens your profile into differentareas or new spaces in your discipline Good examples: Nelly as political commentator; Mia asa ‘technical expert’ Small stories and real-world commentaries attract moreinterest than ‘policy noise’ Making your content accessible; good, relevant contentalways finds a ‘home’
  9. 9.  It’s about your comfortlevel of exposure (thinkguest posts, book reviewsor Academia.edu profile Social media skills aretransferable, ‘real’ skills Embrace digitaltechnology, i.e. Skypepresentations, conferenceHangOuts, YouTube,Soundcloud etc.Building youre-reputation
  10. 10. Email:tobias@aidnography.deBlog:http://www.aidnography.deTwitter:@aidnography

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