Talking science with the media

Workshop overview

This workshop will help you feel comfortable with the media and have more control over your media appearances.

It will help you to:

Online adaptable

We have adapted this workshop to run online in shorter sessions over several days, please contact us for details.


know what to expect when the media does a story


practise your interview techniques with working journalists


get your message out as accurately as possible

During the workshop, working journalists from television, radio and newspapers will interview you and answer your questions.


Topics covered


what makes a good TV, radio or print story


how to take control of the media agenda


making the big announcement


what to do when a journalist calls


handling difficult questions


handlin the hot seat – interview practice with working journalistsing questions


organising a good media release

$8230 + GST

 1-day workshop fee

Cost estimate

We recommend a maximum of 10 participants to ensure as much individual feedback as possible, but can include extra participants at an additional cost of $50 + GST per person.

Includes the attendance of 3 working journalists.

We run our workshops all across Australia.

Workshops are normally run on a request only basis.

Prices are fully inclusive of all our costs, regardless of location.

We ask that your organisation arrange the venue and catering, and participant numbers.

We are happy to negotiate the price for adapted workshop content/procedures.

Discounts can be negotiated if more than one workshop is run at the same location.

$2000 + GST


On booking

On confirmation of your booking, you will need to pay a deposit.

Should you cancel the workshop, we will refund your deposit, minus an administration fee of 10% of the total workshop cost.

If we have already incurred non-refundable costs, for example for flights and accommodation, we will also deduct these costs from your deposit.



Our workshop comes recommended by the Australian Science Media Centre on Science Media Savvy – a great free resource for scientists and journalists.

“Interactiveness, open and honest feedback, use of industry insiders as workshop guides, comprehensive resource material.”

Participant, Australian Pork Industry Leadership program, Jan 2019

“The obvious improvement of all participants the valuable feedback and time given by the external media the insight and breakdown of how a new segment runs valuable comments by media and Jenny and Toss on improving pitch being broken into several smaller sections, not just all day infront of the computer.”

Team Leader, CSIRO Manufacturing, Oct 2020

“Very clear and informative. The workshop really improved my ability to present my work to general public in a way they can understand..”

Research Officer, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute – Fresh Science, Nov 2019