Social Media Training Workshop

When: Monday 8 May 2017, 12.30 – 4.00 pm

Where: Social Sciences Building, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB

Led by Holly Powell Jones

Online media (blogs, forums, web sites, Facebook, Twitter etc) are increasingly important as means to disseminate news, sharing information, and to engage with others working in your field or who are interested in your work.

This workshop will be of interest and assistance if you wish to use social media to disseminate your work, identify and share relevant opportunities, communicate a cause, or promote an organisation, charity, or business services.

By the end of the session you will have:

  • A clear idea of what online platforms exist, and which are the most effective for sociologists.
  • An understanding of what makes something ‘newsworthy’, and how to build audience interest in your work.
  • Loads of ideas about what you can do to build and manage your online media profile effectively and professionally.


About Holly Powell Jones                              @Holly_PJ @OnlineMediaLaw

Holly has worked as a freelance broadcast journalist for five years – as a radio reporter and newsreader, and creating news content for television, online and print platforms.  She teaches media law and ethics at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is an active member of the NUJ.  She is currently studying for a sociology PhD student at City University, researching young people and the misuse of social media.

Holly has been designing and delivering media training for businesses, charities and schools since 2013, and has run media workshops for academics for SciComms, The Wellcome Trust and City University.


Book online at

BSA Members £15; Non-members £20; BSA Concessionary members and full-time students £10.

 Tea and coffee will be provided: please bring your lunch.