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Media Training

Part of the Expanding Horizons workshop series

Hosted by: Queen's Communications

When: Wednesday 8th July

Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202

Time: 10am - 12noon

Register via Expanding Horizons

Part 1 – overview of what it means to be interviewed.

Outline:  A presentation from Queen’s communications officers. They will discuss their jobs including writing news stories; pitching Queen’s experts to the local, national and international media; facilitating media visiting campus and filling media requests when they phone or email. Communications specialist Kristyn Wallace will also speak briefly about her position.

After a short break participants would re-assemble as a group for the final presentations. Some of our leading experts will offer their thoughts on working with the media. Eg fellow grad students or faculty who are currently being asked to speak to the media.  The experts would offer a short presentation which would allow ample time for a Q & A period.

At the end of the first part of the training, students will have the option of signing up for an actual practice session being interviewed by the media. These practice sessions will take place over the summer.

Part 2 – Individual practice

Outline: In groups of five, any student committed to working with the media will be interviewed by the communications team. The interviews will be on a one-to-one basis and focus on their areas of expertise. A copy of the interview will be provided to each student to analyze their performance.  Feedback from the interviewer will also be available.

After the training, each student interested in working with the media will be provided with a form to fill out. This information will be added to the expert database for use by media and the communications team