media training & consultancy

Di specialises in group and one to one media training. Utilising her journalism and production experience, she focuses on developing particiants skills and confidence through practical courses in how to get messages across in the media clearly and succinctly, no matter what level of experience. 

Courses include the following and can be adapted to fit your needs: 
  - what is a news story and what journalists look for
  - preparing for interviews
  - how to get your message across clearly and succinctly 
  - handing difficult questions and keeping to your message
  - effective language and presention 
  - tips for TV interviews
  - recorded interviews and feedback
  - storytelling and thinking visually
  - ethics and consents
  - framing and sequence building 
  - using mobile and tablet technology to capture quality footage
  - sound recording 
  - pieces to camera and soundbites

Di works either independently or collaborates with experienced media professionals to deliver bespoke courses. Currently she works with Claire Walding delivering an annual media workshop to postgraduate students at the African Leadership Centre, King's College, London. Participant feedback has been consistently positive since its inception in 2010. 

Other courses include recent work with Glasgow University Film Studies and Social Sciences Departments delivering short courses in story telling and filmmaking courses using consumer technology for PhD students. Di has also provided short training courses for Roma youth in Glasgow.

Di has also worked with John Bennett Associates, Grida Arendal and BBC Media Action developing and delivering various workshps for TV journalism in eastern Europe and a two-year environmental journalism and media production training programme across nine States in India.