Spaces still available: Media Training for Historians (PGRs, researchers, academics) 20th Feb 2017 #phdchat #twitterhistorians @elizafilby
Are you looking to increase your media profile? Do you stumble and fumble when in front of a camera? Are you protective about your research wary of handing over all your hard work to some enquiring TV researcher? This one-day media training course is especially designed for historians who are interested in engaging with the media at all levels. While most media training courses are confined to mock radio and TV interviews, the GradTrain workshop is different. Run by an ex-Sky producer and media-trained academic, you will be introduced to how the media works, how to pitch your ideas, to get producers interested in you and your research. You will also be guided through the broadcasting process; instructed on how to relax, talk and walk in front of a camera and microphone. This is an interactive course in which the emphasis is on doing rather than listening. All participants work on a potential pitch, are screen tested as well as interviewed and receive a ‘Engaging with the media course’ booklet on completing the course.
Course costs: £125
Register at the IHR website here