Articles are very powerful tools for engaging either a target audience or the general public. If properly researched and well written, could have the same effect, if not more on any audience as a public speaking event would. We all know how hard it is to get a considerable number of people to sit down and listen to you say what you need to be heard, this is why you need an article as a powerful substitute. You can sit at your couch, legs crossed and reach out to an astonishing number of people with an article almost effortlessly!
As a graduate student in linguistics, you can be sure to get quality well written articles with original content in almost no time at all.