For our latest media briefing we were joined by Head of Photography at The Guardian, Fiona Shields. In this excellent session, Fiona spoke to our members about the Guardian’s approach to photography, what makes a good image and how to pitch photo galleries.
IBT members had the opportunity to learn from freelance photographer Crispin Hughes in our latest training workshop. From framing and lighting, to consent and participation, the day-long workshop offered plenty of practical tips to media officers wishing to improve the quality of their photos.
For this briefing we welcomed Ben Rayner, Executive Producer at Al Jazeera, for a brilliant session discussing the latest updates from Al Jazeera London, the types of stories they are looking for and how best to pitch to them.
GUEST BLOG It’s time for the media to stop focusing on Brexit and look more closely at the UK’s global role. The general election is a great opportunity for the international development community to highlight UK soft power as the sector makes the case for retaining 0.7% and the importance of a separate Department […]Read more
The £57m Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF) has announced its first slate of production and development awards, and we are pleased to see a clear focus on content that informs children about the wider world. For this first installment, the YACF will be co-funding a mix of nine series and specials, across six broadcasters (Channel […]Read more
BEHIND THE CAMPAIGN Oxfam’s Second Hand September was one of its most successful campaigns, tapping into a public appetite, particularly amongst shoppers, to reduce their carbon footprint. What made the campaign so successful? We asked Cordelia Kretzschmar, Head of Public Relations and Emma Fabian, Senior PR Press Officer at Oxfam GB to give us […]Read more
Thanks to all those who completed our members’ survey. IBT is a membership-based organization so it’s important that we hear from our members on a regular basis. The survey identified the briefings with media as the most valuable aspect of our work but members also recognized the value of our advocacy such as our recent […]Read more
IBT’s vision is of a world in which the media is a force that enables all people to be active global citizens. Our goal is that people in the UK have access to more and better coverage of the world and are able to find it easily through their favourite media.