Date: Wednesday 24th July 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Cost: £10 which will include lunch
Venue: Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, OX5 1GF
Whether responding to a local tragedy or promoting a new initiative, most clergy and church leaders will occasionally engage with the media. But many will be wary of journalists and worried about being misrepresented. This course equips you to engage confidently and fruitfully, recognising that all forms of media offer opportunities to reach new people. The day will be grounded in theological reflection, and will offer practical advice, optional opportunities for interview role-play, and include a briefing about the communications support offered by the diocese.
Christopher Landau was a BBC journalist before ordination, working as a TV news producer, Radio 4 reporter, and latterly as World Service religious affairs correspondent. He is the author of Christians and the Media: A Theology for Confident Engagement and is a founding trustee of the Religion Media Centre.