Courses for Academics


Getting your work covered by the media can be a superbly rewarding and career-boosting opportunity.

“A really enjoyable day – friendly, interesting and helpful.”

Tracey Devonport, Reader in Sport & Exercise Psychology, University of Wolverhampton

“Excellent – very useful.”

Coral Dando, Professor of Psychology, University of Wolverhampton

“As a university with a growing reputation for enterprise and research that addresses real world challenges, London South Bank University is often called upon to provide experts who can speak to the press. We commissioned Nine Media because of their impressive focus on specifically training academics to improve the quality of their print, radio and TV interviews. The depth of their knowledge and experience – combined with a practical approach to interview technique – ensured that those who took part in the training left feeling confident, informed and enthused about working with the media.”

Owen Morris, PR and Media Manager, London South Bank University

Journalists very often get the source of their stories from newly published reports and journals, but how do you make sure journalists are aware of your research or expertise?

This course is tailored specifically for academics who wish to increase their media profile and improve the quality of their press, radio and TV interviews.

Our trainers – all working journalists and authors – have interviewed hundreds of academics and researchers for their press features and books and know just what journalists need to make your research media-worthy.

Through a day of media training including practical interview exercises, they will teach you how to make sure the media knows about you, how to translate complex academic topics into lay terms and make sure the journalist uses you again.

At the end of the day you will know:

  • How the media works and how journalists decide what to cover
  • How to attract media attention to your expertise
  • How to build a network of contacts in the media
  • How to make complex research accessible to a wider audience
  • How to ditch your fear of the media and become a confident spokesperson
  • Useful interview techniques with mock-up print and broadcast interviews

We can work with you to create the perfect course tailored for your academics.

“Very good range of training – I would recommend Nine Media.”

Stephen Greenfield, Athena SWAN Co-ordinator, University of Wolverhampton