Children in need 2020

Children In Need with Maria

Bear hugs may be out this year but spirits remained high throughout Children in Need. There’s no denying 2020’s been challenging but viewers successfully raised more than £37m to help young people across the UK.   This year’s CiN adapted to the practical challenges of Lockdown 2 with some significant format changes, including shortening the […]

Fabulous feedback!

Media training feedback

We’re still managing to do quality media training ‘in person’ as well as online.  It’s preferable to train face to face – and put delegates through their paces in a realistic and importantly – safe way.  Our trainers are working to stringent social distancing guidelines when coaching online, press, radio and TV interviews.  Our presentation […]

The year so far

Mediapro Norwich

2020 has changed life as we knew it… its been tough, with many losing loved ones.  It’s six months since lock down was announced.  Maria Veronese has been looking back at how we’ve pulled together….

Online Zoom Techniques and Media Master Classes

Outdoor filming

We’re getting a lot of enquiries from businesses and organisations hit by the pandemic.  Having to adapt and answer questions from staff, the public, clients and media has been stressful for many, particularly when striving to keep their colleagues and customers safe. So we’ve been travelling the country, adapting our Media Master Classes to individuals’ […]

Mediapro’s team safely keeps on keeping on

Mediapro TV News Camera Crew

As restrictions ease, Mediapro’s journalist trainers are continuing to successfully work to strict social distancing rules.  All of our media coaching and reporting is held at least 2 metres apart to ensure our interviewees and reporter trainers are kept safe. It is a rule the BBC currently adheres to as well… from live outside broadcasts […]

New news way of working

Maria Veronese Glasses

It’s been intense.  It’s been sad at times and it’s been rewarding.  Working for BBC news full-time throughout the pandemic can be a surreal experience.    The way we interview, shoot and edit news stories has changed.  As you can see we do everything at least 2 metres apart and we frequently use sanitiser and […]

Mediapro embraces positive news stories

No toilet rolls

We’ve been focusing on the positive side of the global response to Covid-19 – the community support, the volunteers and of course the NHS.  From the start of the outbreak, TV reporter and Mediapro Media Trainer Maria Veronese has been putting together regular BBC news updates… and to boost local spirits she’s also taken part […]

Mediapro turns focus on the news

Focus on the news

Mediapro’s journalists have postponed all face to face training to work in their respective newsrooms.  Keeping the public informed and up to date is obviously important… during a crisis such as this.  Though it can seem very strange going to work when everyone is in lockdown as Maria Veronese reports:

Strange time to celebrate

celebrating 15 years media presentation training

We are all in it together – all be it 2 metres apart!   It’s hard to believe, Mediapro’s been in business media training for 15 years.  We raise a glass behind locked doors, not to us, but to the NHS doing a remarkable job on the front line.     In the meantime, our […]