Downing Street scraps White House-style press briefings

The history of Press Conferences does not sound a particularly interesting story. There has been a resurgence in their use for the daily Number 10 briefings on Coronavirus.  Downing Street had been gearing up for the new White House-style press...

Media Skills for Councillors

Media Skills for Councillors

Local elections are just around the corner. Many of you are already planning media training for your new councillors. Having media training will give your key spokespeople the skills they need to handle the media with confidence. Protecting your...

Croydon Council Housing Scandal

ITN turn into Investigative Journalists Several key issues emerge from the reporting of the Croydon Council Housing Scandal. This relates to South London flats being described as “the worst housing conditions ever seen”. ITN News led on the...

Top Five Media Gaffes

Top Five Media Gaffes

Piers Morgan He storms off set at peak time on Good Morning Britain – after an argument with weatherman Alex Beresford over the Meghan Markle interview. Presenters can and do make media mistakes.  When they do, it can cost them their job, as...