Media Skills

Course Overview

This half day media skills course is delivered by two experienced journalists and is customised for Coventry University Academic staff.  The session builds confidence and expertise in handling a variety of interview styles - with both print and broadcast journalists.  A highly interactive workshop with relevant on air examples prepares delegates for two radio interview simulations focussed on their chosen area of research.

What will I get out of this course?

You will gain skills that help you to:

  • make your research newsworthy;
  • connect with the audience on air;
  • make sense without dumbing down;
  • look and sound your best.

Topics covered include:

  • The importance of news values
  • How to give research impact
  • Techniques to make your subject accessible
  • Voice training and camera techniques
  • The broadcast conventions
  • The ‘On Air’ checklist
  • Relaxation and focussing techniques
Who is it for?

University Academic Staff or managers whose role implies that they will be working with broadcasting and the media.

Participant preparation needed?

A questionnaire will be sent out to you in advance of the programme.

Additional Information

This programme is run by request. Please email or ring ext 8115 to find out more

What prior experience do I need?

No prior experience is required.

Formal assessment


Length of course

1 Day

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