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 Academy news, with snapshots of what we're doing from day to day, and information about our broader plans.
Academy College of Production
A free online learning resource for the radio, television and online production community.
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.
Jobs and trainee schemes at the BBC.
Film making, music, art and writing for 13-19 year olds.
For people who want to take their first steps as designers.
Inside BBC Journalism.
Everything you need to know about commissioning and the delivery process.
BBC Research &
Leading the way with innovative technology and collaborative ways of working.
Access to the media for people and communities
First moves in your media career.
The sector skills council for the audio visual industries.
Media-specific careers advice.
A guide to education and careers in the creative industries.
Engineering news and features.
Industry website including index of companies.
Brilliant for introductory broadcast engineering (eg how a TV works).
Institute of Electrical and
Broadcast Technology Society.
The Quantel Digital Factbook online.
Tektronix online tutorials.
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.
Media UK directory, discussions, schedules, news.
A professional body for people working in radio.
Training and information resource for women interested in working in radio.
Network of women working in UK audio and radio.
Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU).
Information about the British film industry.
Job finding tool for television freelancers.
Directors Guild of Great Britain
Works to train, promote and celebrate directors and directing across all media.
Digital TV Group
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.
Huge resource for independent film making.
Development organisation working to support screenwriters.
Broadcast Journalism Training
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
Trade body for picture libraries, archives and agencies.
Online news and resources for journalists.
Investigative guide to internet research.
Mervin Block's TV newswriting workshop.
National council for the training
of journalists (NCTJ)
The charity that delivers training for journalists in the UK.
A guide to grammar and style.
A site for copy editors.
Michael Quinion on international English.
Specialist dictionaries online.
If there's a site you think should be added to this list, please contact us