Innovation Works, 201 King Street, London, ON, Canada
In Canadian news and information media, mens' voices still outnumber women's voices 2 to 1. There is also a growing body of research showing that the media often treats women differently than men. Women & Politics argues that an effective way to minimize these double standards and barriers is to provide women with media training with a gendered lens. Women & Politics invites women-identified community leaders to participate in its media training workshop, facilitated by Shari Graydon of Informed Opinions.
About the Media Workshop:
This workshop provides practical tools to enhance participants’ capacity to turn media interview requests into education or advocacy opportunities, helping them to become more effective at crafting and delivering their key messages. Learning outcomes include:
- Understanding the contexts in which reporters, columnists and talk show hosts operate;
- Preparing for interviews (print/broadcast, friendly/hostile, long/short, live/taped);
- Crafting concise, quotable and memorable messages;
- Bridging from asked questions to important issues and more nuanced context;
- Translating abstract issues into compelling stories and accessible analogies.
This event is organized by Women & Politics, a citizen-led initiative working to engage and increase the participation of women identified individuals, with politics. Women & Politics hosts social events, develops educational resources, participates in political activities, and connects women with their community and each other.
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