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Bespoke media training and consultancy, from building an online presence, to writing online content, broadcast journalism basics, youth online safety, and digital media and the law...

Previous clients include: SAGE Publishing Ltd., the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), the British Sociological Association (BSA), the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), BBC Newcastle & Newcastle University, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), Surrey Law Centre, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), and more. See ‘Clients’ page for the full list. To discuss a bespoke workshop tailored to your needs, just email:



These masterclasses help professionals to navigate the legal, ethical and reputation risks of publishing content online or via social media. Particularly relevant for workers who create or disseminate content (e.g. journalism, marketing, PR, communications, copywriting, web and social media related roles) and those with responsibilities for social media policies, including at management level. We’ll cover the basics of criminal offences, civil risks, and regulation issues with lots of interactive case studies and lively discussion throughout. Click to download a PDF of Online Media Law for professionals one-day masterclass explainer document.


These sessions are designed to help professionals to hone their brand, build a presence online and develop their news and networking potential. Relevant to those using platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram, as well as advice for blogs and websites. Sessions are tailored in order to be relevant to particular industries or roles (whether that’s the charity sector, media/journalism, academia, or law). Click here to see an example of a lunchtime workshop session on Creating Impact Online for Researchers.


These masterclasses help professionals develop online content strategies for the web and social media, and how to reach and engage new audiences. Participants learn about creating new content, why branding and personality matter, and how to attract attention in the busy digital marketplace of ideas. Book a place on this one-day masterclass at City University of London.


This short course is designed to give participants a flavour of what life in the industry is all about, while developing a whole host of broad media skills. Over several weeks, participants learn about what makes a great news story and how to find them, how to write for broadcast, conduct interviews, present content for TV and radio, and essential basics of media law. Whether you want to up-skill for a current role, considering a change of career, or just want to have fun trying your hand at being a reporter, then this course is the one for you. Book a place on this 10-week evening course at City University of London.



“Brilliant. It fulfilled my two aims: 1. Get material for lessons & 2. Broaden and deepen my knowledge of e-safety stuff. Content was bang on. Interesting to me but also potentially interesting to students. Case studies were clearly very well researched and relevant to the point being made. Format was superb. The slides had consistent layout which helped with reading them. Tutor was engaging and the tone was light throughout despite the subject being sometimes quite heavy. Absolutely would recommend this. Tell people this is better than CEOP and in half the time. I’ll back you up!Kierhan Holt, Tiffin School


"Well organised, welcoming, well run, professional and useful. Course content was great! It was an ideal length to not get bored and to just think about the most vital parts of our organisation related to the media. Holly was great. Energetic, knowledgeable, likeable and had great timing of activities. She is a great educator" - Amy Roberton (Charity Music in Hospitals)


“Great quick piece of training on writing for the web, with real insight from Holly. Great tutor, great day: not just sat listening, there were a range of activities throughout the session. The training was useful, and I’m now looking forward to putting the knowledge gained intro practice”Hayley Butler (Visit Britain)


“Holly was excellent - the training format of ‘scenarios’ was the most effective way for applying the laws. Really open to tangential/anecdotal conversation. I’d recommend it because of the accessibility (real-world application). Thank you Holly!” - Galina Skvortsov (Societies Coordinator, Goldsmiths SU)


“I really enjoyed Holly's session on Media Law and Ethics. I learnt a lot about the subject quite effortlessly, thanks to Holly's dynamic, engaging presentation. She clearly knows a great deal about media law and cares deeply about professional ethics in journalism. I can absolutely recommend her courses to anyone” - Rosy Bremer (participant: Media Law for Journalists)


“It was fun, and the teacher was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend the training if you work in journalism, or want to. It’s a great taster for doing a degree in a creative or media subject. I found the news finding points helpful. I did my BA in Journalism and now do admin/marketing, but you have made me want to get back into journalism!” – Rosie Baker (IALC)


“Holly led a fantastic two hour session that engaged our participants, using case studies and exercises that helped the group to understand media law - including the implications of the new GDPR regulations - and to anticipate some of the issues that might arise in their own news investigations and reporting. Her session was lively, interesting and interactive, and one of the most popular of our 11 training sessions - in both attendance and evaluation. We are already exploring funding options for a project to bring Holly back to Portsmouth to work with our writers and local residents in the future. I highly recommend Holly as a trainer and an expert in media law. Her training covered an astounding array of areas in just two hours, including ethics and legal issues during news investigations, avoiding libel and legal issues in writing up your story, and the new legal and ethical challenges posed by social media. She also followed up with the group after her session, providing links to her presentation and a wide range of resources on media law and ethics, and has supported them with any follow-up questions as they continue through the course”. -Sarah Chervton (Editor in chief: Star and Crescent Independent News)


“This lady is going places and it was a pleasure to work with Holly at Eagle Radio. Professional, personable and innovative, Holly is a dynamic tutor with a sincere passion for Online and Social Media Law and Ethics. With a particular strength in tailoring training content to extremely diverse audiences, I would recommend Holly's services to absolutely anyone”. - Renou Kiefer (Digital and Social Media Exec. SmartDebit)


“The format was easy to follow, Holly was an amazing tutor; she made the content interesting and captivating. Definitely recommend! Learning new things in a way that doesn’t seem like a lesson, but more like a conversation is ideal for me. I’m interested in Online Media Law and ethics as it would be beneficial to me to learn more about it in the future”Penelope Koufi (participant on Writing for the Web)


More testimonials are available on request. Please contact if you’d like to discuss a bespoke workshop to suit your needs. Rates start from £200 per session.