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Jonathan Baker Jonathan Baker is head of the BBC College of Journalism Blog posts in total 13

  1. BBC journalism fellowships 2014-15: Applications close 11 March

    Tuesday 4 March 2014, 14:44

    BBC journalists still have time to apply for two prestigious fellowships designed to enable experienced people to step out of their day job.

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  2. BBC journalism fellowships 2014-15 are open for applications

    Thursday 13 February 2014, 17:16

    BBC journalists are again invited to apply for two prestigious fellowships designed to enable experienced people to step out of their day job.

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  3. BBC Journalism Fellowships 2013/14 are now open for applications

    Monday 11 February 2013, 11:43

    BBC journalists can apply for two prestigious fellowships, designed to enable them to step out of their day jobs, develop new insights and bring something fresh back to the organisation.

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  4. How to get into the BBC as a journalist

    Friday 1 June 2012, 19:15

    'How do I become a BBC journalist?' As an organisation, the BBC can offer some basic guidance and advice on how you might go about it

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  5. A wide range of training for BBC journalists

    Tuesday 29 May 2012, 15:37

    The BBC offers a wide range of courses and other training opportunities, some of which are also open to those outside the Corporation.

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  6. BBC Journalism Fellowships 2012/13

    Tuesday 27 March 2012, 11:55

    We are looking for applicants from across the BBC Journalism divisions for two prestigious fellowships supported by the BBC:

    • The University of Michigan Fellowship
    • The Reuters Fellowship at Oxford University.

    These opportunities are open to all senior journalists across BBC Journalism...

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  7. The courage of Marie Colvin

    Wednesday 22 February 2012, 17:37

    Fifteen months ago I stood in St Bride's Church with many other journalists for a service to commemorate all those in the news business who had lost their lives in conflict. The principal speaker was Marie Colvin.

    There were several BBC names on the list of those we were gathered there to remember. It...

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  8. Happy birthday to us

    Monday 16 January 2012, 11:15

    We're marking a small milestone at the College of Journalism this week - the fifth birthday of our website. It was on 17 January 2007 that BBC journalists first had the chance to sample this extraordinary online facility.

    The site was created by Kevin Marsh, who joined the College after a long career...

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  9. How do I become a journalist at the BBC?

    Monday 4 July 2011, 18:39

    It's a question that every BBC journalist is very accustomed to being asked. They probably all give different answers, based on their own experience or the perspective of their own area of operation. And of course there is no one definitive answer.

    But as an organisation the BBC can offer some basic...

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  10. BBC Journalism Fellowships 2011/12

    Thursday 2 June 2011, 13:35

    We are looking for applications from right across the BBC Journalism divisions for two prestigious fellowships which are supported by the BBC:

    - The University of Michigan Fellowship

    - The Reuters Fellowship at Oxford University.

    These opportunities are open to all senior journalists across BBC Journalism...

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  11. How do you get into broadcast journalism?

    Thursday 21 April 2011, 11:00

    You suspect you're heading towards the end of your career when you're asked to advise others on how to start theirs.

    This week I was a member of a panel taking part in a live Q&A on the Guardian Careers website entitled 'Routes into Broadcast Journalism'. There was a wide range of questions and you...

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  12. Oops

    Thursday 21 October 2010, 16:35

    There's nothing the media like more than seeing a politician wrong-footed by a voter. Think Tony Blair and Sharon Storer. Think Gordon Brown and Gillian Duffy.

    So when David Cameron was challenged by a senior Harrier pilot as he prepared to announce big defence cuts on Tuesday, it was no surprise that...

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  13. Will BBC values translate into Chinese?

    Thursday 19 August 2010, 17:37

    I've been researching material for a speech I'm giving next month to an audience of Chinese television executives in Beijing. I'm told they particularly want to hear about the way the BBC is structured and the values on which it is based.

    Well, whatever else you may think about it, the BBC is an organisation...

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