Boost your schools image in the Media

Boost your schools image in the Media

Principal speaker

Ms Tanya Chilcott

Tanya Chilcott is an award-winning journalist who was The Courier-Mail's Schools Reporter from 2009 to 2014. Starting as a cadet at the Bundaberg NewsMail in 2001, she has worked on the police, courts, Indigenous affairs, consumer affairs, and health rounds, writing articles for The Courier-Mail, Qweekend, The Sunday Mail, News Corp papers nationally and APN papers.

In 2014 Tanya moved to the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) where she is currently the Media and Communications Manager. She has worked successfully on both sides of the media fence, breaking stories as a journalist, and helping teachers and the QCT to appear in media.

A founding and current member of the Women in Media Queensland Committee, Tanya is also a West Moreton Anglican College Council member and a mother.


How do you get positive stories about your school run in the media? What are journalists looking for? What should you do when your school is involved in a high profile negative incident? Can you trust journalists?

In this presentation and workshop, Tanya Chilcott will provide you with the dos and the don'ts of dealing with journalists and invaluable tips on how to build a positive school profile in the media.

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