Journalism skills, safety, specialist areas, legal and ethical issues from the BBC Academy. Includes the BBC News style guide.

Desk editing on 5 live

The desk editor assigns stories to producers, gets the programme from page to studio and, whilst on air, keeps the studio up to date with developing stories

Social news strategy

The social news team shares and promotes BBC News content on core Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts - an audience of millions

Three challenges to journalism in the Middle East

As a tech-focused journalist writing about the Middle East, Damian Radcliffe finds himself up against three particular challenges.

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

BBC Sport website: Editing the homepage

The front page of the BBC Sport website showcases everything from live events, news and video to bloggers, audio and columnists

Halayya a Gaban Makurofo (2)

Kafin mai ba da labari ya fuskanci makurofo don yin magana akwai halayen da suka kamata ya yi la’akari da su. Waɗanne halaye ne waɗannan?

BBC Academy language sites

The BBC Academy has 18 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 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 has run seminars and conferences that examine the big issues facing journalism. These 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