Ruth is a trained teacher. Her journalism training experience includes developing online journalists to be radio reporters through a specially devised course, coaching and mentoring. She has led media training courses at the Media Trust, working with charities seeking to engage with local and national broadcasters to get their message across.
These groups have included The Princes Trust, Alzhemiers Society, Dignity in Dying, Somali organisations, Trust for London, Dimensions and the Stars Foundation. Training included a basic understanding of what makes news, finding stories that interest journalists, how to write a press release, pitching to journalists and media interview training for radio and TV.
Many delegates were leading officials within their charity, others were starting to work in communications for the first time. tives who wanted to engage with local media. Additionally Ruth has trained CEOs one to one on interview technique.