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.

From Our Own Correspondent: Stephen Evans

From the Faroe Islands to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, there are few countries that have never featured in a FOOC

Advanced social media tools

Acquiring social media skills is not optional. See how some of the more advanced tools work, what they can do and why they are essential

Immigration and the economy: An academic critique of media coverage

Oxford academic analyses two studies of immigration's economic impact and how they were reported. It's an example of an initiative to bring academic insights to the news agenda

Football commentator

5 Live football commentator Alan Green says "it’s essential to have the trust of the listener" - "if it’s a dull game I’m going to tell you it’s a dull game"

Reporting conflict and casualties

Impartial, independent reporting should take account of the view that 'we should support our troops' as well as the counter argument that 'we shouldn't be involved in the first place'

#smsldn London Social Media Summit

#smsldn was a major event on 16 May examining the key challenges facing journalists and news organisations using social media

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

College of Journalism languages

The BBC College of Journalism has launched four more international language websites - taking the total to 15 plus English. Each supports the work of the BBC World Service with a core focus on skills, language and values. More are planned