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Media training
Media training

Internal News - 02 March 2005

Media training

Four media training days will be held over the coming months to help academic and senior administrative staff to enhance their understanding of the media and develop effective interview skills.

The training days will be held on:
Thursday 14 April 2005 (General)
Friday 13 May 2005 (General)
Tuesday 31 May 2005 (Humanities & Social Science and administration focus)
Friday 3 June 2005 (General)

The day-long courses are free to attend and cover a range of topics on print and radio broadcast media, including how the media works, what the media wants and working with the press office. The course is delivered as a mix of theory and practical sessions, which include an opportunity to have a go at a practice radio interview.

Presenters on the course include Wendy Barnaby, who has worked for the BBC and is now editor of Science & Public Affairs and a correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Dr Jon Copley, former news editor of New Scientist, together with Tony Trueman and Andrew McLaughlin from the University Press Office.

Professor Anthony Smith, Head of the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, who attended the pilot media training course at the end of last year, said: “The course was extremely relevant and has given me an excellent insight into how press releases and articles are prepared, and dealing with interview situations.”