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Media Matters for Community Groups

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Traralgon Golf Club

Princes Highway

Traralgon, VIC 3844

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This interactive workshop will help you understand how the media works and the most effective ways to get stories and messages published or broadcast for free!

Topics covered include:

- Why connecting with the media is important for your group

- How journalists and traditional local media work

- What the media is looking for

- The do's and don'ts of engaging the media

- Basics of media release writing

- Interview preparation and techniques

Representatives from local media channels will also provide an overview of their specific requirements, including tips and deadlines for submitting content.


The workshop will be delivered by Leah Mether from Methmac Communications, with participation from local media channels.

Leah Mether is a former journalist at the Latrobe Valley Express and corporate communications manager. For the last six years she has run her own Gippsland-based communications consultancy, Methmac Communications. Through her business, Leah works with large corporate clients, small businesses, community groups, and individuals to help them get their messages heard through media, public relations, and community engagement. She also runs popular communications workshops and motivational seminars. Leah has a strong involvement on the committees of multiple local community groups, and is experienced and successful at obtaining media coverage for the groups she represents.


Light refreshments served on arrival. No cost involved. Places are limited.


For further information or special requirements including: dietary, auslan interpreting, hearing augmentation or information in alternative formats, contact Abby Clavarino, Community Development Officer on 5128 5658 or abby.clavarino@latrobe.vic.gov.au



The personal information requested on this form is being collected by Council for the purpose of registering you in this workshop and to notify you of upcoming Community Development workshops and events. The personal information will be used solely by Council for that primary purpose or directly related purposes.

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