This online course aims to demystify the journalism process and give participants confidence in dealing with the media. The training will be tailored to individuals, with as much personal attention and feedback as possible. You will come to understand what journalists want for different media, how to give good radio/podcast, TV and Zoom interviews as well as provide print/online quotes.
All participants will take part in a 1.5 hour group session on zoom. This will be followed (at scheduled times) by 45-minute individual sessions for 1:1 interview practice and feedback.
As much as possible, the course will be practical, based around exercises and recorded interviews.
Content to include:
We will provide handouts on interview techniques, remote filming/recording as well as recordings of the zoom interviews.
This training course is for anyone who would like to gain skills in media and how to communicate through different platforms.
Richard Hollingham is a multi-award-winning science journalist, broadcaster and BBC producer. He is a feature writer for BBC Future and a reporter and launch commentator for the European Space Agency. Richard is a former senior producer for BBC's flagship news programme, Today, and its first science producer. He has reported from around the world for the BBC, including Antarctica (twice), Libya, Vietnam, Russia and the top of a missile silo in Kazakhstan. Richard is author of Blood and Guts: a history of surgery, which continues to inform, entertain and induce mild nausea for readers around the world.
This event has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 9 CPD points.
Cancellation with over 10 working days' notice = 100% refund, less 25% admin fee
Cancellation with 5-10 working days' notice = 50% refund, less 25% admin fee
Cancellation with less than 5 working days' notice = 0% refund.
The Royal Society of Biology reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a training event up to 10 working days before the event is due to take place. A full refund will be issued.
If the Royal Society of Biology is required to cancel or reschedule a training event with under 10 working days' notice due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued and 50% of attendee prepaid travel will be compensated.