International Newsround FAQs

Q: What can be sent to International Newsround?

A: We accept:

  • Reports and previews of conferences and major international events
  • Relevant news which is of international interest
  • News of major awards and outstanding charitable work
  • Promotion of prizes, awards and scholarships which are available to professionals who work in the fields of ENT and audiology

We do not accept:

  • Reports from paid courses
  • Advertisements for courses
  • Reports from event organisers or those on the conference board

In exceptional circumstances, we may consider covering smaller courses or meetings, but this remains at the editors’ discretion.

Q: Do I have to check with you before writing a report on an event I’m attending?

A: Yes, please get in touch with us in advance of the event, to avoid duplications and so that we can confirm the event is one we want report on. As a courtesy, it is advisable to also check with the organiser of the event.

Q: I’m going to an overseas conference. Can I write a report on it?

A: Get in touch with us to check. We may encourage you to co-author your report with a delegate from the country where the event is being held. 

Q: How do you decide who will write a report?

A: If we hear from you in advance, and you have the approval of the event organiser, it’s first come, first served! In the absence of contact prior to an event, the ENT & Audiology News team may have already appointed a reporter.

Q: Can I write a report of an event I’ve organised?

A: Reports of events must come from delegates. Organisers cannot write reports, but they can appoint a delegate to do this.

Q: I’m sure I’ve seen reports from event organisers?

A: This may have been the case in the past, but it’s something we are trying to change. The exception is for major international events, for which we often coordinate multiple contributions to an extended report.

Q: Do you have standard instructions for writing a report?

A: Yes, you can find the guidelines below. But please get in touch if you have any queries. 

Q: Do you accept photographs?

A: Yes, we love photographs! We can include numerous photographs in a digital online report, and we select one or two for the print version.Please include suitable captions when sending images. 

Q: Will my report be published exactly as I write it?

A: Reports can run up to 500 words for the digital version, but if your report is also going into a print issue we may edit it down due to space limits. We will also edit minimally for sentence structure, grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.

Q: I have a question which is not covered here?

A: Please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

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REPORT GUIDELINES

Newsround reports
Reports can run up to around 500 words for the digital version (please note that an edited version may appear in the print issue).

Main message
The main message of our Newsround reports is 'what did you miss if you didn't attend?' with the aim of informing the readers and perhaps encouraging them to attend the next conference to be held. Keynote speakers and their topics should be included, along with any particular highlights or controversies, prize winners, poster winners, thoughts on the exhibition (if there was one), thoughts on the academic programme, and anything else that caught your eye.

Please remember to outline the social side and include pictures where possible (including captions) toward the end of the report before the summary. The main body of the report should be given over to the actual academic content.

FORMAT OF REPORT
Please include the following information: (e.g.)

Meeting title    12th Annual BAA Conference
Date                26-27 November 2015
Venue             Harrogate International Conference Centre, Harrogate, UK
Report by        Gareth Lloyd, ST4 Otolaryngology, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK

                                (+ Head and shoulder colour photograph of reporter)

Report text (500 word as above)

Quote 
“The BAA Conference would not be the same without the presence of Dr Doug Beck and we are delighted to welcome him back again this year.”

(+ Author of the quote and head and shoulder colour photograph)

Prof or Professor?

Please use Professor the first time the person is mentioned and then Prof - Prof is to be used in author details.

Future meeting details Please also include details of the next meeting (date, venue, etc)

Social Media Links

Web address
Email
Facebook
Twitter
You Tube

Photographs
Photos should be sent as JPEG files in as high a resolution as possible. Photographs should be accompanied by suitable captions.

Pinpoint Scotland Ltd reserve the right to feature any editorial contribution, including photographs, on their current or future websites, digital versions and social media platforms.

Please contact the International Newsround section editor Emma Stapleton for more information or any questions at emmastapleton@doctors.org.uk

Submit your news / reports to News & Events Co-ordinator Robyn Cooper at robyn@pinpoint-scotland.com