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.

Programme-making: Prospects and briefs

Producers and researchers often work a shift system on programmes. Excellent communication between everyone involved is imperative

Principles of good writing: Allan Little

Be clear about what you are trying to achieve - whether that is telling a story, evoking atmosphere or simply tempting the audience to stay with you, says special correspondent Allan Little

BBC College of Journalism launches French, Hindi, Indonesian and Turkish sites

The BBC College of Journalism has launched four new websites, taking its international language sites from 11 to 15

Numbers

Words or digits? - For the most part, we use words for single-figure numbers, digits for anything above nine (ie eight, nine, 10, 11)...

EU spending

Even with its rebate, the UK receives far less funding from the European Union than it contributes

Privacy

In the public interest isn't the same as what's of interest to the public. Privacy law balances the right to a private life against freedom of expression

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, former director of news Helen Boaden 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 international

The College has 15 international language websites in addition to English: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, Hausa, Hindi, Indonesian, Pashto, Persian, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese, with more planned