Half-day media training sessions are run in most capital cities by Parents’ Voice staff and/or our supporting organisations (see bottom of page), according to demand. These informal sessions introduce you to the media industry, explain how Parents’ Voice and journalists work together, and provide you with interview tips and practice role-plays.
As a media trained member you may be occasionally called on to be the designated spokesperson for a media release, or in response to a current issue in the news.
When a media opportunity arises, Parents’ Voice staff will liaise between you and the journalist, and brief you to ensure that you are comfortable with the topic, have our key messages and background information on hand.
You may find yourself talking to everyone from a reporter from your community paper to well known radio presenter. We also want members to act as advocates in their communities and if you feel media training could help you achieve this goal, Parents’ Voice would love to help!