Athens Unearthed needs your help to explore student and faculty research

Research done in a university setting often isn’t communicated thoroughly to the general public through the means of Athens’ most widely read mediums. What are local publications missing that others like Perspectives, Compass and more might be highlighting even better?

Athens Unearthed wants our audience to tell us. We really want to understand what impact university research has and what more it can express. Facilitating conversation and interest among an Athens audience will be of vital importance to our success.

We’ve started a Twitter poll and make Facebook inquiries, the two platforms are going to come into play a great deal, but we need your responses.

Let’s look at toward the thoughts expressed by a general Athens audience so far.

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And the Twitter poll:

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Obviously Twitter is showing itself to be a bit of a challenge in terms of engagement. Developing new strategies to engage a prospective audience is crucial to the goals of Athens Unearthed. This should be a project that engages you, the reader, be it on social media, or by student journalists out in the field.

Consider the following questions and tweet your responses to @athensunearted or add them to our Facebook page.

  • What do you want to know about research at Ohio University?
  • Has research at the University-level immediately impacted you in any way that you can think of?
  • Is research at the university too complicated and hidden beyond lofty academic pillars? How can research findings in turn be better communicated?

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Kaleb Carter
Staff Writer
Kaleb is a senior journalism student at Ohio University. He has an interest in shedding light upon underreported stories and is a bit too glued to his phone and computer.

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