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Media Training: To Camera is delivered over one full day at Northumbria University’s Newsroom and Media Suite at City Campus in Newcastle upon Tyne. The day is always fun as well as informative, learning new skills whilst building confidence in a supportive environment.

The programme will develop your skills in talking to the media particular for TV and radio. The one-day media training session will provide the opportunity for delegates to develop practical skills in grabbing the media’s attention and feeling comfortable handling media interviews.


Northumbria Police

Northumbria Police is delighted to work alongside Northumbria University's Media Department as a training partner.

The working television studio and expert guidance offered by the industry-proven teaching staff is first-class.

We do not hesitate in recommending the department whether you hold ambitions to be behind the lens, or survive in front of it! 

Fee: £2700

This is a bespoke course aimed at individual businesses or organisations – please complete the ‘register your interest’ form and a member of the team will be in touch.

Course Information

Award Type Certificate of Attendance

Mode of Study
Practical workshop based

Newsroom, Squires Building, City Campus

Start January, June and September 2020

1 Day

Architecture, Built Environment and Construction, Digital, Tech and Creative, Financial and Legal Services, Health, Sport and Social Care, Leadership and Management


The workshop is run by academics at Northumbria University who have also worked in the media industry. They combine professional experience with academic insight and analysis of modern trends.

Mark Davenport, Senior Lecturer

Mark Davenport began working as a journalist at the Newcastle Evening Chronicle in the late 1980s and then worked at and eventually ran a news agency in the city, writing for national and Sunday newspapers and magazines. He then spent 13 years at ITV Tyne Tees, becoming News Editor and Senior Producer where he still works occasionally. He is an experienced trainer, having worked regularly for a company supplying media training for the armed forces and corporate organisations. He is currently Programme Leader in Journalism courses at Northumbria University.

Lisa Hardisty, Senior Lecturer

Lisa graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 1995 with a BA (Hons) in Broadcast Journalism. She began working for the BBC at Radio Cleveland based in Middlesbrough and spent the next two and half years there cutting her journalistic teeth – reporting, producing and reading bulletins. From there Lisa moved to the television newsroom at BBC South where she became a senior broadcast journalist for News 24 (now the BBC News Channel) and then the producer of ‘South Today’ – the South’s equivalent of ‘Look North’. A move to ITN in London followed before producing the ’The Politics Show’ back at the BBC. Her last job was as a senior manager at BBC Radio Solent, responsible for station output and its staff. Lisa joined Northumbria University in 2008 and teaches journalism whilst managing the media and languages programmes. But she still likes to keep her journalistic skills fresh and most recently spent seven weeks in South Korea working for the Olympic Broadcasting Service to cover the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Mike Booth, Senior Technician

Mike is an experienced technician working in the News studio and will be on hand for the full day to support the group work and live interviews. Mike began his career at BBC Television Centre in London in the 1980s working as a studio-based technical operative on a range of news and current affairs programmes including Newsnight, Crimewatch, Panaroma and Breakfast Time. Mike then transferred to BBC Newcastle in 1992 performing a similar role on a variety of programmes, including Look North, Byker Grove, Juke Box Jury and North of Westminster before working in the corporate sector. After 10 years working in TV production, Mike moved into education at Newcastle College. He started as a technician on the Television and Media Practice Foundation Degree before becoming a lecturer and acting programme leader.

This course is based at our City Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your short programme. 

Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Northumbria works with major employers, including Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS, while more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programmes. Innovative and entrepreneurial, we are also ranked fourth in the UK for graduate business start-ups.

This course is based at our City Campus where you will have access to our cutting-edge Newsroom studio with broadcast quality hardware and software. Northumbria’s courses are highly rated. In the National Student Survey 2017, a number of disciplines achieved 100% satisfaction from our students and more than 40 scored 90% or more.

Northumbria has been ranked in the UK top 20 for the quality of research outputs in communication, cultural and media studies. The Media team are actively involved in research across a range of areas including: gender and equality in the media, citizen journalism, activism through journalism, conflict reporting, data journalism and the use of infographics. The team have more than 50 years’ experience in local and national journalism, producing thousands of hours of live TV and radio and millions of words in print and online.

70% of Northumbria’s research in Communication, Cultural and Media Studies is rated as being either world leading or internationally excellent.

A one-day media training session that provides the opportunity to develop practical skills in grabbing the media’s attention and feeling comfortable handling media interviews. Maximum group size of eight delegates.


There are no minimum entry requirements

This practical media training session within Northumbria University’s Newsroom gives participants the opportunity to gain experience talking to the media by taking part in television and radio interviews.

Delegates will develop media skills and increase their confidence and capability in communicating and pitching their successes, providing the opportunity to maximise media exposure.


Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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