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.

Reporting on children: Alison Holt

Social affairs correspondent Alison Holt offers pertinent advice on the unique challenges of reporting stories about children and young people

Pieces to camera

PTCs add impact and context. They can indicate scale, the passage of time, or significance. But consult your camera operator, says David Shukman

Election dispute divides Afghan media on ethnic lines

Disputes over voting in the Afghan presidential elections have changed the media from a role supporting democracy to increasing division according to ethnicity

Judaism

There are differences in practices, customs and leadership between various Jewish denominations or movements. Emily Buchanan explains

Contempt and reporting restrictions

Contempt of court law is the body of law which protects the integrity of the legal process against outside influences

Understanding public's economic concerns

What do BBC audiences think about its coverage of the economy? Find out what research tells us about the things people are interested in

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

Law

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

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