The BBC Academy oversees training for BBC News staff. This section of the website focuses on core journalism skills, safety, specialist areas, legal and ethical issues, and includes the BBC News style guide.

Editing radio bulletins: Tim Bailey

National, international or regional - all radio news bulletins require engaging copy, a story structure and the ability to react to breaking news. Keeping things fresh and relevant is a must

Getting the most from children in your reports: Alison Holt

Working with children can result in great copy, audio and pictures, if you follow a few simple steps, social affairs correspondent Alison Holt explains

Digital news in 28 languages: Scalable, shareable formats

Dmitri Shishkin describes how BBC World Service is experimenting with digital formats to target its multilingual audiences.


Dail - is the lower house of the Irish Parliament. Do not use in headlines or summaries, but it should always be referred to by name at least once - with initial cap...

Sports writing online: Tom Fordyce

The BBC’s chief sports writer Tom Fordyce explains the skills required to write for Sport online - and that a lot of it is about rhythm

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प्रसारण के दौरान ये ज़रूरी है कि आप अपनी आवाज़ के सही इस्तेमाल को समझें. ये लगना चाहिए कि आप जो बोल रहे हैं वो समझकर बोल…

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 runs seminars and conferences that examine the big issues facing journalism. These can 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