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Useful Media Links

4th Dec 2012

Below is a list of links to useful reference sites if you're either already working in the media or if you're hoping to work in then 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 explain 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.co.uk/careers
jobs and trainee schemes at the BBC

bbc.co.uk/blast
film making, music, art and writing for 16-24 year olds

bbc.co.uk/designvision
design training scheme at the BBC

bbc.co.uk/films/oneminutemovies
your chance to make a short film that we'll publish on the web

bbc.co.uk/videonation
your views and experiences on camera and online

bbc.co.uk/wales/capturewales
movies made at digital storytelling workshops around Wales

bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/bbc_journalism
inside BBC Journalism

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

BBC Research & Development
why the BBC does Research and Development

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Education/Career Advice

commedia.org.uk
access to the media for people and communities

fourall.org
database of disabled people who want to work in TV

ideasfactory.com
first moves in your media career

mediabridge.org.uk
helping people find jobs in the media

Creative Skillset
the sector skills council for the audio visual industries

Skillset Careers
media-specific careers advice

yourcreativefuture.org
a guide to education and careers in the creative industries

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Broadcast Technology

broadcastengineering.com
engineering news and features

broadcast-technology.com
industry website including index of companies

howstuffworks.com
brilliant for introductory broadcast engineering (eg how a TV works)

ieee.org
Broadcast Technology Society

quantel.com
The Quantel Digital Factbook online

tek.com
Tektronix online tutorials

EBU
Collective organization of Europe’s 75 national broadcasters

IABM
International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers

RAVEN
Raven is a multi-port broadcast video server

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

DIREC
Video Compression

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Radio

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

radioacademy.org
The Radio Academy, professional body for people working in radio

womeninradio.org.uk
training and information resource for women interested in radio

Sound Women
network of women working in UK audio and radio

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Television & Film

bectu.org.uk
Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union

britfilms.com
information about the British film industry

broadcastfreelancer.com
Job finding tool for television freelancers

directorstraining.org.uk
Directors Guild of Great Britain

dtg.org.uk
UK and European digital TV developments

pact.co.uk
UK trade association for indy film, TV, animation and interactive media

raindance.co.uk
huge resource for independent film making

scriptfactory.co.uk
development organisation working to support screenwriters

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Journalism

bjtc.org.uk
broadcast journalism training council

bapla.org.uk
trade body for picture libraries, archives and agencies

dartcentre.org
about interviewing people in traumatic situations

journalism.co.uk
online news and resources for journalists

journalismnet.com
investigative guide to internet research

mervinblock.com
Mervin Block's TV newswriting workshop

nctj.com
national council for the training of journalists

newark.rutgers.edu
a guide to grammar and style

theslot.com
The Slot, a site for copy editors

worldwidewords.org
Michael Quinion on international English

yourdictionary.com
specialist dictionaries online

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