Media & Journalism Week

Book yourself onto all three webinars in our Media & Journalism Week and get £10 off!

The webinars during this week include How to Write About the New Economy 2pm – 4.30pm on 4 November, How to Write About the Economy & Get Published 10.30am-1pm on 7 November, and Media Training: Becoming a Spokesperson 2pm – 4.30pm on 11 November.

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How to Write About the New Economy

  • An introduction to new economic reporting including some challenges
  • Exercises identifying good practice
  • Help with finding stories and writing about new economics
  • Opportunities to ask questions about specific issues


How to Write About the Economy & Get Published

  • How to write about the economy and how to make your writing accessible to a wide audience
  • How to get your writing published


Media Training: Becoming a Spokesperson

  • Key messages and why they are important
  • Preparing for an interview using just the back of an envelope
  • Basic interview technique of ‘Acknowledge, bridge and communicate (ABC)’
  • Thinking about who is the ‘typical listener/viewer’

How to Write About the New Economy

  • Ideas to continue working on at home
  • A better idea of what new economic reporting is and where to find it
  • An understanding of some of the pitfalls
  • A sense of how to structure your reporting and writing


How to Write About the Economy & Get Published

  • A sense for the challenges involved in writing about topics that the public often finds confusing
  • Knowledge of the different type of media outlets that might publish you, and how you might approach them
  • Detailed understanding of what editors are looking for and why
  • Knowledge of the book publishing industry, and how to go about securing book deals



Media Training: Becoming a Spokesperson

  • Sense of what you need to do to prepare yourself for an interview
  • How to prepare key messages
  • The single, most useful basic interview technique
  • An understanding of how interview formats work

How to Write About the New Economy

This workshop is for anyone interested in writing about the new economy, including copywriters, press officers, reporters, writers and students.


How to Write About the Economy & Get Published

  • New writers who wish to affect economic change and are looking for their first break
  • Part-time writers who are looking to translate their life experiences into exciting pieces
  • Academic writers who wish to learn to write for a more general audience beyond academia


Media Training: Becoming a Spokesperson

People who are thinking about appearing in the media, or who would like to refresh and refine their media experience.

How to Write About the New Economy

Hazel Sheffield has spent the last three years documenting alternative economies at farnearer.org. She has written more than 75 stories on new economic ideas in the national press, including stories about community land trusts, share sales and people-led regeneration.

This includes features and news stories in the Guardian, the Times, the Independent, the Financial Times, Wired, the Atlantic, and elsewhere. In March 2019, Far Nearer was highly commended at the UK Press Awards.


How to Write About the Economy & Get Published

Brett Scott is an author, journalist, and financial hacker exploring the intersections between money systems, finance, and digital technology. In 2013 he published The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money (Pluto Press), a guide to the world of high finance and the emergent forms of economic activism that are challenging it. He has a new book on money forthcoming with Bodley Head (PenguinRandomhouse) and Ecco (HarperCollins). He tweets as @suitpossum.


Media Training: Becoming a Spokesperson

An award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster, Rachel Shabi works with a variety of clients including international NGOs, think tanks, universities and other organisations to develop and enhance media communications skills.

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