POD Staff attended a media workshop for voluntary and charity groups organised by the Birmingham Mail who joined up with the Birmingham and Black Country
Community Foundation to organise this really useful event where we we able to find out valuable information and network with local groups.
The Birmingham Mail’s Community Editor Paul Fulford advised representatives
from 30 organisations how best to get their news in-print and on-line,
while regional picture editor Steve Murphy gave them information on how to
take professional pictures and how best to submit them and the community
foundation’s Simeon Bright gave a presentation on social media as a
The workshop was held at the Mail’s Fort Dunlop headquarters, where
we were given a guided tour of the newsroom. Paul then met the
representatives over lunch to answer their questions.
Paul said: “It is crucial for local newspapers to be part of
the communities they serve. This was a valuable way to forge closer links
with our communities and also to explain to them how best to make use of
our newspapers and websites. There are fantastic things happening in our
city and we are determined to reflect that.”
We would like to thank the Birmingam Mail and the Birmingham and Black Country Community Foundation for hosting this really helpul event and for the lovely lunch that was provided.