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RIA # 51: Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab on Planning and Preparing for Media Attention

Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab

On this episode, Katie is joined by Sara Goldrick-Rab, the author of Paying the Price, and the coauthor of Reinventing Financial Aid: Charting a New Course to College Affordability. She has written on education issues for the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and other publications. Goldrick-Rab is currently a Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology at Temple University in Philadelphia, and is a former professor of higher education policy and sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She is the founding director of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, the nation’s first laboratory aimed at improving equitable outcomes in postsecondary education. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently named her Twitter account (@saragoldrickrab) the most indispensable one to follow.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Study Logistics of Paying the Price [00:00-10:47]

In this first segment, Sara describes the research discussed in her book Paying the Price.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Media Attention for Paying the Price [10:48-20:52]

In segment two, Sara discusses some of the media attention she received in response to Paying the Price.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: The Costs of Media Attention [20:53-36:09]

In segment three, Sara shares some of the benefits and challenges of working with a range of media outlets.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

*Sara also mentions her divorce in segment three. She’s asked us to provide an update that after this episode was recorded, she got engaged to Howard Strug (Twitter: @wordman179).

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-04:17]: Creating Your Own Luck with Research

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