Media Training for Crisis Planning

This is a private course and part of business continuity planning for a large care and nursing home. If you’d like more information about our Media Training courses please get in touch at or call 020 7096 1995.  We’ll be very happy to chat through your needs and look at how we can help


Posted on 15 September 2017

Media coverage of sustainable development

David Thomas Media has been working with Stakeholder Forum and Civicus (based in South Africa) to produce guides that help journalists on the one hand and charities on the other.


Posted on 18 September 2015

Sustainable Development and the Media

Two new guides launching, to help development charities and media understand each other better.


Posted on 02 April 2015

Why LinkedIn endorsements are driving me nuts

Anyone with a LinkedIn account will have noticed a new feature where you are encouraged to endorse the skills of your connections. You can read all about endorsements on the LinkedIn blog here. The prompt comes when you view someone's profile. A list of some of their skills appears right in your face at the


Posted on 26 October 2012

Dissecting the election: old media vs new

The always fascinating BBC College of Journalism blog has a couple of new posts about the recent election coverage. Much discussion by a panel of journalists and political activists about the role of new media vs old. Not many conclusions, but it seems that new media (Twitter & Facebook) furthered the conversation, but didn't start


Posted on 15 June 2010

Approximately the size of Wales

It’s not easy to come up with quick and easy comparisons that make it clear how big, small, expensive, or devastating an issue might be.  It’s something we often talk about during media training sessions. Traditionally, burning trees in the Amazon are ‘roughly the size of Wales’, or perhaps ‘twice the size of Belgium’. A


Posted on 06 December 2007

What is ordinary?

An intriguing comment on Radio 4’s WATO earlier this week. An interviewee used a phrase which had me running for my notebook. Talking about grammar schools he said: "The kids who are getting the benefit of selection where there are grammar schools are middle class kids, and there are very few kids from ordinary backgrounds


Posted on 01 June 2007

Panorama, Scientology and Media Training

John Sweeney’s extraordinary contribution to the Scientology debate was strangely fascinating to watch. Animal passion was the term that came to mind – or perhaps just animal frustration. Unfortunately the knock on effect for those of us in the media training business may not be so positive. I like to work with charities and NGOs.


Posted on 18 May 2007