The College of Journalism, part of the BBC Academy alongside the Colleges of Production and Technology, oversees training for BBC News staff. This website focuses on core skills, safety, specialist areas, legal and ethical issues, and houses the News style guide. It's a site about BBC journalism.

Radio dispatches

Ask yourself what the story is in five words and take the listener on a logical journey, says World Service diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus of dispatch writing

Social media tools: Sue Llewellyn

You need to become familiar with the most important advanced search tools, and know when to use them, says BBC social media expert Sue Llewellyn

Changing media: E-books and the smooth highway between amateur and professional

Journalists would do well to fully exploit the potential of e-books, given that you can target a global audience for free while taking a cut of the profits


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Public order awareness

So what is the best way to improve the safety of journalists covering riots or disturbances? Gather as much information as possible from as many sources as possible

د امکاني او ارماني فعلونو گردان

امکاني فعل د عمل د سرته رسېدو یا نه رسېدو پر ځای د هغه د کېدو له امکان او احتمال یا توان سره سروکار لري. آرماني فعل بیا د یوه عمل د پېښېدو هیله ده.

College of Journalism languages

The BBC College of Journalism 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 College of Journalism's skills section features experienced practitioners, from Huw Edwards to Rory Cellan-Jones, using a range of practical skills in their daily work. 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 College of Journalism site 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 College of Journalism runs seminars and conferences that examine the big issues facing journalism. These range from briefings on major stories by senior BBC journalists to big national or international conferences

Jobs / Journalism Trainee Scheme

Competition for jobs is fierce. Former College of Journalism head Jonathan Baker provides useful tips and approaches, while Julian Joyce, manager of the Journalism Trainee Scheme, explains how his candidates need to stand out from the crowd