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Useful Media Links

4th Dec 2012

Below is a list of links to useful reference sites if you're already working in the media or if you're hoping to work in the media industry.

Please note: We are not responsible for the content of non-BBC sites.


BBC links

BBC Academy
BBC Academy news, with snapshots of what we're doing from day to day, and information about our broader plans.

BBC Academy College of Production
A free online learning resource for the radio, television and online production community.

BBC Academy College of Journalism
Focuses on best practice in core editorial skills, and offers an overview of specialist areas as well as legal and ethical issues.

BBC Careers
Jobs and trainee schemes at the BBC.

BBC Blast
Film making, music, art and writing for 13-19 year olds.

BBC Design Vision
For people who want to take their first steps as designers.

BBC World Service
Inside BBC Journalism.

BBC Commissioning
Everything you need to know about commissioning and the delivery process.

BBC Research & Development
Leading the way with innovative technology and collaborative ways of working.

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Education/Career Advice

Community Media Association
Access to the media for people and communities

The Ideas Factory
First moves in your media career.

Creative Skillset
The sector skills council for the audio visual industries.

Skillset Careers
Media-specific careers advice.

Your Creative Future
A guide to education and careers in the creative industries.

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Broadcast Technology

TV Technology
Engineering news and features.

Industry website including index of companies.

How Stuff Works.com
Brilliant for introductory broadcast engineering (eg how a TV works).

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Broadcast Technology Society.

The Quantel Digital Factbook online.

Tektronix online tutorials.

European Broadcasting Union(EBU)
Collective organization of Europe’s 75 national broadcasters.

International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM).

Raven is a multi-port broadcast video server.

Open source software applications designed for low-cost flexible tapeless recording.

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Media UK
Media UK directory, discussions, schedules, news.

The Radio Academy
A professional body for people working in radio.

Women In Radio
Training and information resource for women interested in working in radio.

Sound Women
Network of women working in UK audio and radio.

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Television & Film

Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU).

The British Council
Information about the British film industry.

Broadcast Freelancer
Job finding tool for television freelancers.

Directors Guild of Great Britain (DGGB)
Works to train, promote and celebrate directors and directing across all media.

Digital TV Group (DTG)
UK and European digital TV developments.

Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television Ltd (Pact)
UK trade association representing and promoting the commercial interests of independent creative content producers.

Rain Dance
Huge resource for independent film making.

The Script Factory
Development organisation working to support screenwriters.

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Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC)
Works in partnership with all the main employers in the UK broadcast industry to accredit UK journalism courses within higher education.

British Association of Picture Libraries & Agencies (BAPLA)
Trade body for picture libraries, archives and agencies.

Online news and resources for journalists.

Journalism Net.com
Investigative guide to internet research.

Mervin Block.com
Mervin Block's TV newswriting workshop.

National council for the training of journalists (NCTJ)
The charity that delivers training for journalists in the UK.

Newark Rutgers
A guide to grammar and style.

The Slot
A site for copy editors.

World Wide Words
Michael Quinion on international English.

Your Dictionary.com
Specialist dictionaries online.

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If there's a site you think should be added to this list, please contact us