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.

Visual journalism: Virtual reality graphics technology

Nick Higham discovers how specialist graphic designers use virtual reality technology to explain complex issues and stories

Presenting breaking news: Jane Hill

Skilled presenters like Jane Hill make live TV look smooth by absorbing info from the gallery and conveying it calmly whatever is going on behind the scenes

Election explainers to make your campaign coverage go with a swing

Swing can show the scale of the challenge a party faces in winning an election

Grammar, spelling and punctuation

Capitals - A few titles are always capped up, whether you name the person or not (eg the Queen, the Pope, Archbishop of XX)...

Reporting business: Robert Peston

Business offers diligent journalists great stories: there is drama, secrets and big decisions being made constantly - moving billions around the globe

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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 Fiona Bruce 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