Media Training

The team at FC Media have covered the stories at the frontline of national and international news and current affairs for more than 2 decades. We have interviewed Presidents, Prime Ministers, and the most senior and influential figures in the political and business arenas. We’ve covered natural disasters, national emergencies, terrorist attacks and events that have changed the course of history.

We now use this experience to design and deliver bespoke courses to prepare your company for the opportunities and challenges of a media experience.

We teach our clients to deliver their message with confidence, to handle difficult, questions in emergency response scenarios and to maximise the impact of their performance on radio, television or online.

Paula Middlehurst: Head of Media Training

Paula Middlehurst: Head of Media Training

An experienced media messaging mentor and reputational resilience trainer, Paula Middlehurst is perhaps best known for anchoring Sky News where she fronted live news coverage from their London headquarters for twenty years. Paula now delivers bespoke media training to senior government diplomats, corporate executives, NATO military commanders, senior politicians, paramedics and leading corporate industry players. Critically, she remains an active practitioner in TV broadcasting, presenting British Forces News for Forces TV and StockTube for ProActive Investors (City of London) as well as interviewing leading financial experts at The London Stock Exchange for The Wall Street Journal.

Media Resilience Coaching clients in government/corporate spaces include: UK Foreign& Commonwealth Office; UK MOD; Public Health England; NARU- National Ambulance Resilience Unit; EY (formerly Ernst & Young); Amdocs (Israel); Hilton Worldwide; Halfords; DAN-Dentsu Aegis Network; Live Company Group; The London Business School and Hewlett Packard.

Paula Paula also regularly works alongside NATO's Allied Rapid Reaction Corps as a Media Consultant/SpAd within live military exercise environments. Polly consistently receives ‘five star feedback’ from clients, particularly from ambassadors and heads of mission at the FCO in London, many of whom stay in touch with her to refresh training or seek advice before significant public speaking events.
Middlehurst has UK Govt Security Clearance (SC1).


For more information regarding our media training packages and availability, please don't hesitate to contact us

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