MEDIA TRAINING COURSES

RADIO

The number of radio stations in the UK has increased enormously in the past few years. There is still the ‘core’ of around 40 BBC local radio stations (as well as Radios 1,2,3,4,and 5Live); 8 regional BBC stations (e.g. Scotland, Wales and Ulster) and now more than 250 independent stations – some national - as well as digital radio and internet radio.

Radio training courses aim to give trainees confidence when sat behind a studio microphone or when faced with a microphone ‘in the face’ from a location reporter. All courses are tailored to meet individual needs and are usually run as a half-day session for a maximum of three people

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TELEVISION

To face a TV camera, lights and interviewer can be a very daunting experience – unless you’ve faced it in a ‘safe’ training situation. With TV training courses trainees are given the opportunity of taking part in several interviews of different styles and instruction is also given about what to wear – and what not to – as well as how to present the best image ‘on camera’. Courses can be conducted either in a studio or on location. Again, usually a half-day course for three people, often combined with radio to form a full day’s training.

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THE PRINT MEDIA

Newspaper and magazine journalists are busy people, often covering a number of stories in a day – one of which could be yours. How do you get them to print that bit of the conversation which you consider to be the most important? How do you avoid getting side-tracked into areas you don’t want to talk about? These are just two of the many points covered in a print media course. Usually run as a half-day course for three people, a large part of the course is taken up with the practical experience of giving interviews and reviewing them afterwards.

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