Media training

Posted by Deborah Kelly

 

 

Skills-intensive training remains at the heart of what we do. Our trainers, all with impressive journalistic credentials, focus on developing journalists' practical skills. The emphasis is on hands-on training, reporting on real stories and tackling technical challenges.

Core journalism skills

Our training courses are individually designed to suit individual needs and cover all aspects of working in the media from basic journalism and camera skills, investigative reporting, data and mobile journalism to documentary making and social media.

The foundation has given me the ultimate gift, the gift of education.

Viasen Soobramoney, head of multimedia, Independent Media, South Africa
Deborah Kelly

Deborah Kelly

Head of Training and Communications

Summer course

The foundation's five-week digital and multimedia summer course.  based at our London headquarters is a mixture of masterclasses, workshops and practical training and includes visits to some of the UK’s leading media organisations. The course is aimed at those who have some experience working as a journalist wanting to update their digital skills and grow their ability to think in different media.   

  

mobile journalism summer course 2016
Our courses include:

 

 

Media consultancy

Posted by Nigel Baker

 

We provide professional expertise and advice in all aspects of media business for governments, non governmental organisations (NGOs) and media organisations.

Specialist knowledge

Our consultancy team includes those formerly, or currently, with world-leading media organisations with specialist knowledge of handling the challenges of constantly changing media landscape.

We bring our expertise to work with media start-ups and existing news organisations in need of  structural change or updated skills.

Thomson Foundation provided us with industry professionals with a wealth of experience.

Brent Sadler, chairman of editorial board, N1, Balkans TV news channel

 

 

Nigel Baker

Nigel Baker

Chief Executive

 

 

Media sector reform

Changing technology and the way we consume our media drive companies to restructure. We work with news organisations and state media to renew and adapt their technology and management processes and upgrade the editorial and technical skills of their staff.

Training needs analysis

A structured and coordinated programme staged over a period of time often brings the most successful results in training. Our analyses are unique to the media organisation and we take into account local circumstances and constraints.

Thomson Foundation has long partnership with Al Jazeera Training Centre
Working with the media

A strong media forms a channel for government information that is more credible to the public, as long as the government engages effectively with journalists. We work with governments and NGOs to apply a strategic approach to their communications, including strategies and structured responses to emergencies and disasters.

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