ChristCentral Web
Media - Friend or Foe?

Churches are increasingly being approached by journalists for their views on local issues, particularly as we run more projects that help the most vulnerable in our communities. This training day will help you to build good quality relationships with your local media so that you can raise awareness of your church among the local community, but also be prepared for unwelcome media attention.

Who should come? Anyone who could find themselves needing to talk to the media about tricky issues or in response to local events, as well as those who want to see their events and stories featured more frequently in the local press. This would include church leaders, trustees, social action project leaders, church building and office managers, and more!

Register Now 

More about Natalie...

Natalie grew up in a working-class family in the deprived but beautiful seaside town of Hastings. She was the first person in her family to go to university.  After graduating, Natalie worked as a journalist in London and Beijing. She has worked on regional and national newspapers, as well as magazines and a little radio, and for the last 15 years she has been a press spokesperson on a range of issues, from crime to food poverty. Church leaders in Newfrontiers are increasingly calling on her expertise when a media crisis hits, but Natalie believes the best approach is to prepare in advance!

Natalie now works for King’s Church Hastings, where she oversees communications and social action, and for national charity Jubilee+heading up communications and policy. Natalie is co-author with Martin Charlesworth of The Myth of the Undeserving Poor (2014)A Church for the Poor (2017) and A Call To Act (available June 2020) 

We expect this day to be very popular so we would recommend booking in early to avoid disappointment.

Visit our events page to find out more about other upcoming events: click here