Media & Journalism Week

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

The webinars during this week include How to Write About the New Economy 10.30am - 1pm on 17 April, and Media Training: Becoming a Spokesperson 2pm – 4.30pm on 21 April.

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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


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


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.


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.


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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