From his extensive experience over two decades in national newspapers and working with radio and television Paul Vallely can offer advice on what your organisation should do when under siege from the media. He can advance check your public announcements and advise on how the media are likely to respond to them.
Vallely advised the trustees of Live Aid how to handle damaging and reports from the BBC which erroneously implied that millions of pounds of Band Aid and Live Aid money was diverted into arms sales. It resulted in an unprecedented simultaneous apology on BBC tv, radio and on its website.
Michael Grade, a former chairman of the BBC and a Band Aid trustee, says:
“Paul Vallely has an intimate understanding from over 20 years in the media of how the minds of journalists work in both creating and defending their output. His insights, judgement and advice are most valuable.”