We use The Parents' Jury members as a media spokespeople wherever possible, to lend real experiences to a news story and give parents a public voice on children's food and activity issues.
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with your name, town/state and contact details if you're interested in media training with The Parents' Jury.
What does media training involve?
Half-day media training sessions are run in most capital cities by The Parents' Jury staff and/or our supporting organisations (see bottom of page), according to demand. These informal sessions introduce you to the media industry, explain how The Parents' Jury and journalists work together, and provide you with interview tips and practice role-plays.
What do media trained members do?
As a media trained member you may be occasionally called on to be the designated spokesperson for a media release, or in response to a current issue in the news.
When a media opportunity arises, The Parents' Jury staff will liaise between you and the journalist, and brief you to ensure that you are comfortable with the topic, have our key messages and background information on hand.
You may find yourself talking to everyone from a reporter from your community paper to well known radio presenter. We also want members to act as advocates in their communities and if you feel media training could help you achieve this goal, The Parents' Jury would love to help!
NB: Members are never expected to arrange interviews themselves or talk to journalists 'out of the blue'.