This intensive one day training course will provide students with the essential skills to begin engaging with the media in a professional and competent manner. Students will be guided through preparing for interviews and participating in broadcast news and current affairs programming. The trainers will also explain and discuss the ever growing importance of social media and its impact on mainstream media and public affairs. The course will also provide an insight into preparing and managing crisis communication events. In the afternoon sessions students will gain practical interview experience. Radio and television interviews will be reviewed and guidance offered for improvement. This training course offers an excellent opportunity for students to learn directly from journalists about working with the media.