“media training”

Friday 6 April 2018, 09:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: Pitching NGO and Humanitarian Stories

In an increasingly competitive media marketplace, gaining maximum coverage for the issues that matter is key to making sure your stories make a difference. Learn why editors reject or select humanitarian and NGO stories and how to avoid the classic pitfalls. This course will show you how to produce fantastic visually led pitches using the right platforms to ensure maximum coverage and compliments the storytelling courses held in January and March.


Friday 9 June 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Filmmaking: Taster Workshop @ ArchFilmFest

In this short taster session, film-maker Dean Arnett gives us a quick over view of three of Canon’s frontline cameras, clearly aimed at three different film-making markets. Dean gives us a quick tour of what we need to shoot for the edit, how to use the camera and how to visualise the story.


Saturday 13 May 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: Get Your Documentary Idea Commissioned, Funded & Made

Got a documentary idea but not sure how to: move it forwards, get some interest, get it funded, commissioned and broadcast? This one day course is for anyone, from complete beginners to experienced producers, who have a documentary idea but don’t know how to move it forwards, develop it and get it made. This workshop applies to online documentaries, broadcast TV documentaries and one-off theatrical release documentaries. During the day we break down the development process, working through what’s needed to create a compelling pitch, then a fully rounded proposal, a treatment, shooting schedule, budget and sizzle teaser.


Friday 7 April 2017, 09:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Arete Workshop: Pitching NGO and Humanitarian Stories

In an increasingly competitive media marketplace, gaining maximum coverage for the issues that matter is key to making sure your stories make a difference. Learn why editors reject or select humanitarian and NGO stories and how to avoid the classic pitfalls. This course will show you how to produce fantastic visually led pitches using the right platforms to ensure maximum coverage and compliments the storytelling courses held in January and March.


Friday 6 May 2016, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Arete Workshop: NGO and Humanitarian Stories and the Media

In an increasingly competitive media marketplace, gaining maximum coverage for the issues that matter is key to making sure your stories make a difference. Learn why editors reject or select humanitarian and NGO stories and how to avoid the classic pitfalls. This course will show you how to produce fantastic visually led pitches using the right platforms to ensure maximum coverage and compliments the storytelling courses held in March and April.

This workshop is part of a series being run in partnership with Arete Stories. To find out more about their other workshops, click here.


March 16, 2010

Journalism doesn’t pay, so what?

I never thought about making money when I set up Kigali Wire. From the beginning it has always been an experiment and it remains so. I never thought about making money when I shot my first photojournalism essay – which is in dire need of an editor’s hand… forgive me, it is my first bash […]


October 1, 2009

From the Frontline to Kigali

  Former foreign correspondent Thomas Crampton talks to Eric Weiner, another former foreign correspondent, about his thoughts on the 10 career options left for foreign correspondents. As media giants crumble and budgets for "the old way of doing things" no longer exist it’s a timely (and funny) 10 minute chat. I’m guessing option number 5 […]