Thu, 12 Mar 2020
9:00 - 17:00
- Two days of training where we will cover everything from messaging and storytelling to interview preparation and non-verbal communication. Participants will practice a series of different interview formats in front of a camera with framing experts, producers and journalists.
- Follow-on trainings, which can range from interview practice at a news studio, to networking events with journalists and peer-review sessions.
- Following training, members of the network will then be promoted to regional and national media outlets by our communications team who offer expert advice to boost applicant profiles.
How to book / contact details:
Deadline 11.59pm MONDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2020
Who is the event for:
We are looking for people:
- Who feel confident speaking about at least one topic in the areas of social, economic or political justice (e.g. migration, inequality, banking, health care, education) and who have a background the media would likely book (e.g. teacher, economist or activist with direct experience of the issue at hand).
- With plausible grounds to believe that they would be booked into the media (e.g. because of work opportunities or standpoint) and preferably with at least one experience of broadcast media.
- Participants must be available for the initial training course. A commitment to attend the monthly follow-on evening training sessions is also required.
- Participants must also be willing to accept media bookings wherever practicable (where appropriate, participants must attain authorisation from their employer).
- We especially want to recruit voices that are not heard enough in our media. Women, BAME candidates and members of other under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
It costs us about £3000 to provide one place on the programme for a year. We ask participants to pay a proportion of that cost depending on the ability of you and/or your organisation to pay. Full scholarships are also available for those who otherwise w