Working with the media

This one day course runs from 9.30am until 4.30pm.

Please see Eventbrite for dates.

Who should come on the course: 

 In terms of promoting an organisation, there are two traditional approaches. The first is paid-for (and sometimes expensive) advertising and the second is to develop media coverage in local and national press, specialist publications and broadcast media; this takes time and effort but is free.

The course is ideal for managers, senior managers and anyone looking to promote their organisation in the media. 


To understand what makes a news story, how to write it, where to get it published, giving an interview and crisis management. 


You will finish the course being able to: 

  • Identify a good news story.
  • Learn what you need to do to interest the media
  • Know what to expect if you are asked to give an interview
  • Take steps if your organisation is under siege from the media for all the wrong reasons

The course will also explore the links between the media and social media. 

Trainer information:

Doreen Graham has worked in press, publishing and campaigns for almost thirty years. She was editor of a specialist organisation’s magazine for members for ten years and then moved to the Scottish SPCA to set up their dedicated press and campaigns division. She has addressed UK and international conferences on the links between cruelty to animals and human violence and worked with BBC Scotland’s Frontline Scotland team on the series The Wildlife Detectives. Doreen is the Communications Manager for Health in Mind.


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