Monday 31 October 2011

Journalism Training Website

If you’re a journalist or interested in a career in the media, I would highly recommend making use of a website that was until recently only available to BBC Staff. The BBC College of Journalism website is now accessible to all.

It covers advice on how to report on different specialisms such as politics and religion, as well as how to write for broadcast and a guide to the importance of accuracy and impartiality. It also covers some of the key media law principles that broadcasters have to abide by including contempt of court and defamation.

I’d highly recommend using the website to revise before interviews for journalism jobs or, if you’re a student, for media law exams.

In fact even if you’re not a journalist or a wannabe journo, the website gives you an insight into how we should best go about doing our job.

Monday 17 October 2011

Olympic Dreams, Rebecca Peake

As part of the Olympic Dreams series for BBC
Radio Derby I've been tracking the progress of four of Derbyshire's London 2012 hopefuls. Rebecca Peake is a shotputter from Kilburn and here's an article that my colleague who works on online has written using my interview with Rebecca: