The BBC Academy oversees training for BBC News staff. This section of the website focuses on core skills, safety, specialist areas, legal and ethical issues, and includes the BBC News style guide.

Show and tells: Matthew Price in Haiti

A ‘show and tell’ can make compelling viewing. It’s a great way for a TV reporter to file a story quickly on arrival at a scene, explains Matthew Price

Covering major events like birth of royal baby

The BBC’s royal correspondents, their producer and the editor of the Six and Ten discuss the challenges of working to different deadlines and platforms when covering a big event like the birth of a royal baby

Hardly a general election at all, it’s such a particular one

When politicians and media folk gathered for the Polis conference Vote 2015! Journalism and Elections at the LSE they were as unsure as we still are today about the outcome of the election

Trauma risk management (TRiM): Professor Neil Greenberg

Professor Neil Greenberg demonstrates how to debrief a colleague in a BBC trauma risk management (TRiM) assessment

Live match commentary: Rob Nothman

To be a good match commentator it is important to prepare thoroughly but be adaptable, says the BBC’s sports journalism coach

الأخبار عبر الهواتف المحمولة

كتابة الأخبار وإنتاج المواد لشاشات الهاتف المحمول مهارة بحدِّ ذاتها.

BBC Academy language sites

The BBC Academy has 15 international language websites in addition to the globally available English site. Each supports the work of the BBC World Service with a core focus on skills, language and values. More are planned

Core practical skills

The BBC Academy's journalism skills section features experienced practitioners, from Fiona Bruce to Rory Cellan-Jones, using a range of practical skills. A series of reports offer advice on key skills like how to write, interview and use social media

The BBC News style guide

Audiences expect the BBC to demonstrate the highest standards of English. This section is the current style guide for BBC News which details many rules of spelling, punctuation and grammar. It also covers accuracy, fairness and impartiality

Safety issues, trauma and first aid

Some stories pose a risk to physical or mental health. But not only in war zones. A distressing court case, accident or natural disaster can have an impact. This section offers advice on managing post-traumatic stress and basic first aid

Briefings on key topics

Senior BBC journalists offer insights and tips on covering their subject areas. Reports include Robert Peston revealing what makes the best business journalism and political editor Nick Robinson sharing a day in his life reporting Westminster


Legal issues and the courts

All journalists need a detailed understanding of how the law affects their work. This section of the BBC Academy website offers a guide to the law - privacy, copyright, contempt, defamation - and the issues affecting reporting from the various types of UK courts

BBC ethics and values

BBC journalism is built on a number of editorial values. In this section, director of news James Harding outlines why the BBC’s ethics and values underpin everything journalists do. And senior editors discuss putting these standards into practice

Masterclasses and conferences

The BBC Academy runs seminars and conferences that examine the big issues facing journalism. These can range from internal briefings on major stories by senior BBC journalists to big national or international conferences

Jobs / Journalism Trainee Scheme

Competition for jobs is fierce. Jonathan Baker, former head of the BBC Academy's College of Journalism, provides useful tips and approaches, while Julian Joyce, manager of the Journalism Trainee Scheme, explains how to stand out from the crowd