Only 15% of commentaries published in the four top major market US newspapers are written by women. Further, men received 63% of bylines and have twice as many Twitter followers as their female colleagues. Male political reporters also amplify the voices of male co-workers three times as often as they retweet female colleagues. This translates to fewer women’s voices being heard, even when the topic is of particular concern to women.
Commentaries provide a critical forum for influencing public opinion, impacting policy, and exercising leadership.
Through my in-person and on-line seminars, you will be guided, step-by-step, on how to clearly and persuasively craft publishable commentaries — including how to develop and master that proverbial ‘hook,’ which will enable your submission to stand out above all others.
As a trained professional on the intersection between psychology and the media, I will help you take your commentaries to the next level. You will learn how to establish your unique voice, why it matters, and how readers can learn from you.
For information on upcoming seminars, contact lori [at] lorisokolphd [dot] com, or use the form on the contact page.
Commentary Camp Curriculum
In-Person Training in New York City (limited to the first 8 registrants):
In this four-hour seminar, you will learn:
- How to choose a topic worth writing about.
- How to know if your topic if of interest to a wide audience.
- How to develop trust with your reader.
- How to find research/evidence to support your claims.
- How to find a ‘hook’ to attract editors’ attention.
- How, where and when to submit.