Scientists

We know you have the expertise. We offer a platform to connect scientists with media & journalists, to communicate your research and create opportunities to work with the media and journalists.

Work with journalist 

So why work with journalists? Like it or not, mainstream media is the best way to reach out to a wider audience. More attention to your area of research may lead to new ideas and connections that could stimulate your research.

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Promote your research

Share with us your latest findings. We help you to promote your research to media organisations which could draw attention from potential funders, collaborators, postgraduate students, and help to kickstart research commercialisation, and create public acceptance and appreciation of your research.

For more info, contact us using the message form below.

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Reactions and statement on pressing issues 

We will approach you for short comments when topics of your areas of expertise appear in the news headlines. You may also send us your statements so we can share them with journalists.

Find previous interviews with experts by clicking on the relevant field below:

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Opinion pieces 

Be a thought-leader in your industry and express your opinion on issues relating to your research scope.  

Database of scientists 

We consolidate all public information about scientists and their areas of expertise on one platform. We hope to not only connect journalists with scientists, but researchers of various fields are also encouraged to explore areas of collaboration through this network. 

Training for media interviews 

Dealing with journalists should not be all that daunting! We offer workshops on how to interact with the media by providing hands-on experience on interview skills, learn how to resonate your research with journalists and write press statements. We also offer editing services for science news articles.

Science communication workshop

We believe in exploring various ways to engage public interest in science through interesting approaches and experiences beyond the mainstream media. This could range from social media optimisation, creating video content, storytelling to outreach programmes.

Master that presentation

We help you to prepare for presentations or even competitions such as the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) where PhD and Research Masters candidates must give a compelling presentation on their thesis topic in just three minutes.


Malaysian Science Communicators

Find An Expert with Malaysian Science Communicators Facebook Group

If you are a science journalist and science communicator looking to network, share and collaborate efforts to push science to the mass in a fun and engaging way, then join the Malaysian Science Communicators Group on Facebook.

This group aims to be a place where anyone can freely and comfortably ask questions about scientific topics and work together with others to discover the answers. We intend to create shared working spaces where all are invited to put their ideas and information onto the table for open discussion, exploration, and evaluation.


Join Science Media Centre Malaysia’s Email List

In Malaysia, science-related topics often take a backseat in the local mainstream media platform. It’s time to put science on the forefront by helping us to help our scientific community to thrive, including increasing the numbers of science journalists in this country.

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