Professional training

We offer bespoke online media training on everything from the basics of building an online profile, to writing for the web, to online media law.

Previous clients have included: SAGE Publishing Ltd., the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), the British Sociological Association (BSA), the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), BBC Newcastle & Newcastle University, Surrey Law Centre, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), London Scicomms and the Wellcome Trust, Star and Crescent Independent News, Students Unions, and others. See ‘Clients’ page for the full list.

CURRENT COURSES:

  • Online media law sessions help professionals to navigate the legal, ethical and reputation risks of publishing content online or via social media. This is particularly relevant for those working in content creation and distribution, such as those in journalism, marketing, PR, copywriting, web and social media related roles. It is also highly relevant for those with responsibility for online content or social media policies, for example at management level.

Click to download a PDF of Online Media Law for professionals one-day masterclass explainer document.

  • Developing your online profile sessions are designed to help professionals to hone their brand, build up an online profile and develop their online networking potential. These masterclasses cover the basics of platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram, as well as some useful tips for blogs and websites. Each session is tailored to make it relevant to participants’ own industry and role(s), whether they be within the charity sector, media and journalism industries, academia, or politics.

Click here to see one example of a lunchtime workshop session on Creating Impact Online for Researchers.

  • Writing for the web and digital media sessions help professionals to learn about generating online content for the web and social media, plus how to reach and engage online audiences effectively using top tips and tricks from journalists. Participants learn about finding the right stories, brand and tone for their content, as well as how to attract the attention of audiences in the busy marketplace of ideas.

Individuals can book a place on this as part of a one-day masterclass at City University of London on 8th June 2019.

  • Introduction to Broadcast Journalism is designed to give participants a flavour of what the industry is all about. Over the course of several weeks, you’ll learn about what makes great news and how to find it, writing up stories for broadcast, interviewing, media law, presenting for TV and radio, and develop a whole host of other media skills. Whether you want to become more media savvy for your current job, are considering a change of career, or simply want to have fun trying your hand at reporting, this course has something to offer you.

Individuals can book a place on this as part of a 10-week evening course at City University of London (starting 2nd May 2019)

RECOMMENDATIONS AND TESTIMONIALS…

"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)

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“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)

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“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)

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“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)

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“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)

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“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)

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“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)

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“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)

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More testimonials are available on request.

Please contact OnlineMediaLawUK@gmail.com if you’d like to discuss a bespoke workshop to suit your professional needs.