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Kate Hoyland

Kate Hoyland is a news journalist who specialises in helping you sell yourself in the media. What makes a great news story? Why do the media pick up on some stories and not others? How can you present your best self, even if the media is reporting “bad” news?

Kate has 18 years’ experience as a journalist and editor in the BBC, where she specialised in international news before moving on to manage Journalism and Production training at the BBC World Service, delivering media training to BBC
journalists from 22 international bureaux.

She re-launched and ran the BBC’s gold standard traineeship, the Production Trainee Scheme, which receives upwards of three thousand applications yearly. During her time running the scheme, she helped trainees move into roles on programmes across the BBC, including Doctor Who, Panorama, Radio 1, Documentaries, Casualty, Strictly Come Dancing, Newsround, Woman’s Hour, Match of The Day, and many more.

Kate has delivered media training for the BBC, Public Health England, London College of Communications, the Radio Independents Group and University College London.