WHAT IS BE SEEN BE HEARD?
Be Seen, Be Heard is an initiative to help media outlets in Northern Ireland to access new, female sources of expertise. In 2014, four times more male experts than female appeared on major news programmes in the UK . We want news and current affairs programmes to accurately reflect the society they report on. We’re working in partnership with the broadcasters to introduce more women to media analysis, so that journalists and producers can source the range of opinions and evaluations that they need for their programmes.
HOW DOES BE SEEN BE HEARD WORK?
You’ll get access to an exclusive media familiarisation day to help you to understand what broadcasters need from you to make great, informative programmes. You will be introduced to journalists, you’ll experience mock broadcast interviews and you’ll get an understanding of how TV and radio programmes are produced. BBC and UTV are supporting supporting Be Seen Be Heard by hosting us in their studios and committing to working with you as analysts and contributors after you’ve attended.
Meet the women who’ve taken part in Be Seen Be Heard so far this year.
WHAT’S MY COMMITMENT?
We’re asking that you attend one full media familiarisation day in Autumn 2017, and that you commit to the Pledge, so that your name can be added to the List, for producers, journalists and programme-makers to access your expertise.
Applications for the next Be Seen Be Heard media familiarisation day closed on Friday July 14th.
Applicants will be notified of the results of selection by mid August. The next media familiarisation day will take place on Wednesday, September 27th at BBC Broadcasting House in Belfast.
The contribution per participant per day is £110.
ABOUT BE SEEN BE HEARD
Be Seen, Be Heard has been developed by Susie Brown, Director of Corporate Development at Tourism NI, Politics Plus, Bespoke Communications and Professor Sarah Edge, Centre for Media Research, Ulster University in partnership with BBC and UTV, and sponsored by Ulster University. Listen to Susie talking about Be Seen Be Heard in a recent radio interview.
Be Seen Be Heard Launch Event at the Belfast Media Festival, November 18th, 2016
Applications for Be Seen Be Heard are now closed. If you’d like to keep in touch, please add your name here and we’ll keep you updated as the project progresses.