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NewMastering the Media
Understanding the modern media is a must for success in your working life, helping to promote your message, attract funding, further your cause, impress your bosses and colleagues, stakeholders and partners alike, and bolster your career.
Former BBC News Correspondent of 20 years’ experience, Simon Hall, gives you insights, tips and tricks for spreading the message that will benefit you, whether in television, radio, online, newspapers, magazines or social media.
The media landscape has seen a revolution in recent years, as the internet has turned broadcasters into publishers, and publishers into broadcasters.
Social media has also given rise to the citizen journalist, and the era of instant judgment, whether it’s on a celebrity’s new hairstyle, a football match, or a government announcement.
To be a success in the modern world, an in depth knowledge of how the media operate, and how to work with journalists, are essential arts.
In this highly interactive day of learning, we take you through everything you need to know to handle the media in all its forms, from newspapers, to television, to the bear pit of social media.
Anyone who works in an area of media interest, whether in front of the cameras or behind the scenes, and needs positive publicity to further their cause.
10:00 - 17:00
St James's Park
This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.
Simon Hall is a journalist with 25 years’ experience. Most of his career has been spent as a BBC News Correspondent, specialising in local government, politics, policing, legal, and home affairs reporting, working for television, radio and online.
Simon Hall is a journalist with 25 years’ experience of covering some of the biggest stories Britain has seen.
Most of his career has been spent as a BBC News Correspondent, specialising in local government, politics, policing, legal, and home affairs reporting, working for television, radio and online.
He also writes freelance articles for magazines and newspapers.
Simon has covered stories ranging from terrorist attacks to floods, fatal fires, serious crime, shipwrecks, cyber-attacks, the impact of austerity, and systemic organisational failures.
In recent years, he has also worked with council leaders, chief constables, chief executives, politicians, senior business people and chief fire officers to help with their handling of the media.
As well as being a journalist, Simon is an author, teacher and public speaker.
His novels - the tvdetective series - are about a television reporter who covers crimes and gets so involved in the cases he helps the police to solve them. Seven have been published.
Simon has also contributed short stories to a range of magazines, written plays, and even a pantomime.
Alongside his novels and stories, Simon is a tutor in creative writing, teaching at popular writers’ schools, on cruise ships and overseas.
Simon has become sought after as a speaker, appearing at a variety of prestigious literary festivals. His talks combine an insight into his writing work, along with some extraordinary anecdotes from the life of a television reporter.
Simon lectures at Cambridge and Exeter Universities on careers in the media, as well as giving talks about the industry at schools and colleges across Britain under the auspices of the Speakers for Schools charity.
An exploration of everything you need to know to build a clear, memorable and resonant message, for both internal and external audiences.
This course is designed to give attendees insights, tips and tricks for dealing with deadlines, stress and demands.
This course is designed to give you tips and tricks for dealing with the media minefield, whether television, radio, online, newspapers, magazines or social media.
The growth of social media has been phenomenal. This course is designed to shine a light on exactly what the various platforms do, and how to use them to achieve your aims.
This course is designed to to give delegates an insight to the secrets of success, helping you achieve the ambitions you always feared were out of reach.
Civil Service College can deliver In-House training within your organisation that is exactly tailored to meet your individual training requirements.
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