Fresh Science is a national competition that has been helping early-career researchers find, and then share their stories of discovery for the past 18 years. Taking young researchers with no media experience and turning them into spokespeople for science, Fresh Science gives its finalists a taste of life in the limelight, with a day of media training and a public event in their home state. This year there were 54 applicants in NSW and 11 finalists.
Dr. Robert Pfeifer underwent a day doing practice interviews with TV, radio, and press journalists, and learning from them about what they look for in a story, how they use the media (recordings, etc.) they produce, what they want from an interview.