Presentation on theme: "Media Workshop. Communications and Media Team Based in Underwood Street 8 Communications and Media Officers Deliver all media work for Friends of the."— Presentation transcript:
Communications and Media Team Based in Underwood Street 8 Communications and Media Officers Deliver all media work for Friends of the Earth Help plan all communications work, along with staff in other communications teams Take up to 40 calls from the media a day Consistently ranked in top ten of PR Weeks monthly NGO watch Refer all national media enquiries to us
Why work with the media? REACH We can reach thousands of people all at once IMPACT People may listen to our messages more if they hear them through an independent channel
What is the media? Which stories for which media?
What makes a good story? T opical/Timely R elevant U nusual/Unique T rouble H uman Angle … so what?
Topical/Timely Biofuels survey as new rules came into force that required the inclusion of biofuels in petrol. Less than one in seven people think that biofuels are the best way to reduce emissions from road transport.
Relevant EVENING SERVICE FOR CHEDDAR VALLEY CHURCH
Unusual/Unique New Forest Carbon Footprint Project: CHARLIE DIMMOCK LAUNCHES THE PARTY
Trouble Boycott threat after council chamber walkout Sep 11 2008Sep 11 2008 by Sandy McKenzie, Middlesbrough Evening Gazette A BOYCOTT of future full meetings of Middlesbrough Council is being threatened by Conservatives and a group of independent councillors. It follows a walkout by the 10 councillors at last nights meeting of the council in Middlesbrough Town Hall.
What makes local news Needs a local angle: –Local people –Local row –Local information –Local celebrity –Local event Can carry a national message through a local example eg the Big Ask Day of Action
Big Ask Day of Action Over 160 local groups Pressure on the Government to include emissions from aviation and shipping in the Climate Change Bill 300 media hits across local newspapers, radio and TV
Why? My local newspapers are vital for me to find out about the issues that local people are concerned about, and also to let them know what I am up to. When an issue is raised in local papers – whether as a news story or a debate on the letters page – it has a real influence on my work. Don Foster MP for Bath and Lib Dem Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Media tools Publicity stunts Press releases Letters Reactive comments Getting to know journalists Interviews on radio and TV