If you are not used to dealing with the media, the prospect can be daunting. The communications team is here to help. We can offer support and advice on how to build relationships with your local media in the good times – and how best to respond in more challenging situations.
Below are some fact sheets to help with the basics. But remember you can contact the team for general advice on 01865 208200 and Facebook messenger.
- What to do when a journalist calls
- What makes a story
- 15 top tips on writing a press release
- What to expect and how to prepare for a TV or radio interview
The Media Trust also has a useful resource hub which may be helpful.
If there’s a problem and you need advice quickly then we’re generally available between 7am and 10pm most days, but please try not to call outside of office hours unless it really is an urgent issue that can’t wait.
7am to 10pm daily
Steven Buckley: 07824 906839
Maddy Hayden: 07880 716761