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CO3 Media Summit with Jon Snow

Media Summit with Jon Snow
Friday, September 6, 2013 -
09:00 to 14:00
Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast

Challenging for Coverage, Building Relationships between the Media and Third Sector Leaders

CO3’s first Media Summit will consider the importance of independent commentary from third sector organisations, how the media covers the third sector and how the third sector can improve its access to the media and its presence in media channels.   Does Northern Ireland’s third sector get its fair share of media coverage or do stories about the conflict still dominate the headlines?  Are third sector leaders comfortable to advocate and challenge through the media, or do they have grounds to fear the consequences of making a challenge.  Do women leaders face particular barriers?  This half day interactive conference will focus on communications, the media and the third sector in Northern Ireland and will consist of both plenary sessions and workshops for media and third sector participants.

With a range of expert speakers, led by Channel 4’s Jon Snow, this event is a key opportunity to:

  • Understand the changing world of the media and where the third sector fits in.
  • Discover how you can raise profile - your own and that of your organisation.
  • Learn how to pitch your story to the media, and how not to!
  • Access new third sector and media contacts

Confirmed Speakers

Jon Snow

Jon Snow

Jon Snow has been the face of Channel 4 News since 1989. He joined ITN in 1976 and became Washington Correspondent in 1984. Since then, he has travelled the world to cover the news – from the fall of the Berlin Wall and the release of Nelson Mandela, to Barack Obama's inauguration and the earthquake in Haiti.  His many awards include the Richard Dimbleby Bafta award for Best Factual Contribution to Television (2005), and Royal Television Society awards for Journalist of the Year (2006) and Presenter of the Year (2009).  As well as presenting the programme, Jon writes Snowblog  - a unique take on the day's events - and Snowmail - a preview of the evening programme's main stories.

Margaret E Ward

Margaret Ward

Margaret E. Ward is an entrepreneur, journalist and broadcaster. She spent most of her 25 year financial journalism career working for The Irish Times, Sunday Times and Newstalk radio in Dublin. She was awarded the Law Society of Ireland' s Justice Media Award (1999) for social and campaigning journalism for an 18 month long investigative report that was one of the first tests of the Freedom of Information Act. Margaret is Founder of Women on Air (2010) a not-for-profit networking group and seminar series that helps expert women gain the confidence and skills they need to go on radio and television as contributors.  In 2005, she founded Clear Ink, a global brand marketing agency. This year she launched a second business, Broadly Speaking, a public speaking and media training company that gives women the skills they need to appear at conferences and in the media.

Who should attend

Third sector Chief Executives, directors and heads of communications; communications and media experts, as well as those working in the media.

When: Friday 6th September 2013, 9am - 2pm
Where: Crumlin Road Gaol, 53-55 Crumlin Road, Belfast - Disabled access & secure car parking available.

Cost (including refreshments)

Early Bird rate (up until 26th July 2013): Members - £75, Non-Members - £135
Non-Early Bird rate (from 27th July 2013): Members - £99, Non- Members - £160

To Book or request a bursary application form please email sarah@co3.bz or Tel: 028 9024 5356
Bursaries are available for CO3 Members who run smaller organisations or organisations with extenuating circumstances.

Exhibition Space: Will be available at this event to help organisations raise their profile with an audience of key decision makers and service providers. For more information contact Tracey McCreanor tracey@co3.bz

Contact: 028 9024 5356 or sarah@co3.bz

Event Fees: CO3 Members £ 120.00, Non-Members £ 150.00