Journalism / Skills


How do you balance warmth and authority? What are the secrets to presenting breaking news? And how should you handle phone-ins? In this section of the College of Journalism website, some of the BBC’s most experienced presenters, including Fiona Bruce, Julian Worricker, Jane Hill and Paddy O’Connell, share their insights.

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Presenting: Looking and sounding your best

Making the most of your voice is important. The first tip is to "sound like you mean what you’re saying. Broadcasting is a performance"