Science and the media working together

At the 2011 PRINZ Conference on Thursday 26 May and Friday 27 may at the Holiday Inn, Rotorua, we will discuss and debate whether public relations and communication management is an art, a science or perhaps both.

Among our many prolific speakers who will share their expertise and experiences is Peter Griffin, the founding manager of the New Zealand Science Media Centre. Peter – who is also the founder of Sciblogs (Australasia’s largest science blogging network) – will identify some recent science stories where PR succeeded and sometimes failed shockingly along with offering valuable tips to ensure the success of science communication. 

More about Peter: He is the technology columnist for the New Zealand Listener and the former Technology Editor of the New Zealand Herald. In 2005, he relocated from Auckland to Wellington to complete a masters degree in creative writing at Victoria University’s Institute of Modern Letters. He is currently writing a play about quantum physics and a book gathering together New Zealand’s best science writing.  

Latest post from Sciblogs (founded by Peter Griffin): looking ahead: science education for the 21st century Alison Campbell

We will be profiling more such wonderful speakers in the coming weeks. Watch out for them on

The 2011 PRINZ Conference is proudly sponsored by Media Monitors. For the full programme and speaker details, visit:

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