Tag Archives: media training

Four simple media lessons for Onchan MHKs

Well, another week another mishap with the press. It’s pretty much the vogue at the moment for politicians to blame the media for their own mistakes, and there’s a pretty good example of that on Facebook. Onchan MHK Rob Callister, just recovered from the Bushy’s fiasco, plonks down a marker on social media. His beef? […]

Continue Reading...

Trust me, I’m a journalist: 5 reasons not to fear local reporters

A new poll out shows journalists have taken a kick right in the trustworthiness. The annual research asks people whether they trust a whole range of professions. Since I started as a cub reporter in the early 90s, the media’s always had a hard time in this survey – so should you trust a local journo?

Continue Reading...

Candidates shot – debate ensues

With video, I mean, not bullets – although the drama over filming a requisition meeting might make you believe otherwise. There’s a debate on ManxForums about a candidate filming a public meeting, and I hear rumours a would-be MHK is unhappy. So what’s wrong with it?

Continue Reading...

The news and where to find it

An interesting comment on a Facebook ad we ran earlier this week (please excuse the irony of Chips Cheese Gravy paying for adverts) from the editor of Isle of Man Newspapers. He’s right – but the big question is what is newsworthy? That’s exactly what we teach at CCG Media.

Continue Reading...

Social media scares politicians

If social media is putting people off standing for election to the House of Keys, as the Treasury Minister says, they’ve probably misunderstood the medium.

Continue Reading...