Media Skills Workshop with Geraldine Mellet and Nancy Longnecker

Media Skills Workshop

The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA

9am to 5pm on December 4 & 11, 2009

Have you ever wondered… What makes a media friendly story? Why doesn’t the story look like the information I provided? Why do I feel at the media’s mercy?

This two-day Media Skills Workshop will help you: * increase your confidence in working with the media, * understand factors affecting successful media outcomes and * define your message.

During this Media Skills Workshop you will: * learn how to prepare yourself for interviews, * be interviewed on your topic by an experienced journalist, * receive extensive feedback from an experienced journalist, * use the feedback in subsequent workshop interviews and * receive a record of your interviews.

Contributors to previous workshops have included Geraldine Mellet (radio and television broadcaster), Babs McHugh (ABC Rural – resources reporter), Miriam Borthwick (television news and current affairs journalist and media consultant), Janine MacDonald (print journalist and UWA media manager) and Danielle Barrass (ABC radio).

Maximum workshop size is 12 participants.

Cost for two-day workshop is $600 +GST includes tuition, materials, morning and afternoon tea, lunches and CD of interviews.

To register interest or for further information, contact: Sophia Bickford

What have previous participants said? “A really enlightening two days- informative, confronting and confidence building!” Kim Cooper, Country Services Coordinator, Western Power Corporation

“Viewing myself again reminded me of what a huge difference there was between take one and take two. So thank you for assisting me to make that positive shift.” Jacqueline McNally, Decisions and Designs Pty Ltd

“I found the course was really useful and learnt how to engage both the media and their audiences with my topic.” Jill StJohn, Research Scientist, Department of Fisheries

Associate Professor Nancy Longnecker Science Communication Program Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences (M011) The University of Western Australia 35 Stirling Highway Crawley, WA 6009 T 08 6488 3926 F 08 6488 1058 E _______________________________________________ ASC-list mailing list

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