It's my story: helping care-experienced young people give effective media interviews
Introduction to the course
Slide 1 is a header slide for the course – you may want to devise your own name for this training.
Preparing to meet the media: How to use your personal stories to improve media coverage of care-experienced young peopleSlide 1 sample text:
Slide 2 outlines the likely aims of the day.
Slide 2 sample text:
- Understand a bit more about how the media works
- Discover how to use your own story to challenge stereotypes and create change
- Gain new skills and confidence to give interviews
- Get some practice – and have some fun
- Decide what YOU want to get out of talking to the media
You may want to modify these or add some more options.
- It is important to present any type of interview training as an opportunity for young people to build on existing knowledge of the media. This reminds them that they are consumers of media and know more about it than they probably realise.
- From the start, help young people to feel in control of their personal stories and how they use them – and to understand that they have the power to make changes through the media.
- It is helpful to stress that they will be gaining new skills and developing confidence – and to help them recognise that they already have existing communication skills which this training will build on.
- Interview training can sound quite intimidating, so emphasise that there will be lots of fun elements.
- Help young people recognise that not everybody who undertakes the training will choose to give interviews.