How to Broadcast your Research: Media Training for Historians

Course date(s): 
20 Feb 2017
Course tutor(s): 
Dr Eliza Filby
In this course, you will be introduced to how 24 hour news broadcasting operates (both domestic and international), how to pitch your ideas, how to get producers interested in you and your research. You will also be guided through the broadcasting process; instructed on how to relax, talk and walk in front of a camera and microphone. All participants work on a potential pitch for a TV programme on which they will receive individual feedback. They are also screen tested as well as radio interviewed and receive a copy of these recordings. Each participant will also receive a course guide on completing the course.

Tutor: Dr Eliza Filby

The course will be led by broadcaster and historian Dr Eliza Filby, visiting lecturer at King's College London; Eliza has acted as a historical commentator for BBC and Sky News and has featured in several Radio 4/BBC 4 history documentaries. She has also featured on several international news outlets including Al Jeezera and Fox News. Eliza is currently a regular panellist on Sky News Press Preview night show. She has written for The Times, Telegraph, Spectator and reviewed for The Financial Times and The Tablet. Her first book, God and Mrs Thatcher: The Battle for Britain’s Soul was published in 2015 and she is currently working on a history of Millennials.