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.

Getting interviewees to open up

Asking a question with a yes or no answer won't reveal much about the person you're interviewing. Open questions invite people to talk

Writing for the web

Tell your story up front. The essence of what it is about should to be contained in the first few paragraphs - around 70 words

Referendum debate: Seven key stats about Scotland

With less than a month to the Scottish referendum, here are some key figures relating to the debate. Do you know what percentage of the UK population lives in Scotland?

UK Civil Service

The UK Civil Service helps to develop and deliver the UK government’s policies. Its employees have to remain politically impartial

Islam

Islam is the second-largest religion in the world with more than 1.5 billion followers. Emily Buchanan explores some of the core beliefs

Copyright

Copyright is simple in theory but can be complex in practice. Mistakes are often costly. Consider some of the main aspects of UK copyright law

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 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