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The Red Bull Formula One motor racing team is offering a chance to report on the Grand Prix action for two months...more

The National Union of Journalists is campaigning for interns to be paid under the Minimum Wage law...more

A journalism training college has launched a new online-only freelance journalism training course...more

A journalism college is offering the world's first online course show journalists how to master the social networking craze Twitter...more

Shorthand a priceless skill for journalists says editor...more

The NCTJ has published a training film on how to shoot video for the web... more

The question and answer website AQA is recruiting contributors - and is offering journalism students a chance to earn while they improve their research skills... more

Special reports

Paul BradshawOnline journalism lecturer Paul Bradshaw offers his top ten tips for anyone who wants a career in journalism - including how you can start right now... Read his article

Journalism training consultant David Scott advises entrants to forget the rose-tinted spectacles... Read his article

100,000 sign petition to save trainee journalist facing death sentence... Join the campaign

Starting out

Alex KerstenExeter University graduate Alex Kersten explains how he achieved his goal of a place at Coventry University to study motoring journalism... Read his story

Sofia JonesRead how Sofia Jones got on in her first steps towards a career in journalism as she blogged her way through a stint of work experience on a local newspaper... Read her story

Joanne Rudd Trainee journalist Joanne Rudd swaps the quiet suburban life of Hull for the hustle and bustle of London for a one week placement at the Press Association... Read her story

Chris Gaynor Trainee journalist and prolific blogger Chris Gaynor gets his teeth into an unusual stint of work experience - on a political magazine in Dracula country with the organisation Projects Abroad... Read his story

Your online guide to journalism

The only qualities essential for real success in journalism are rat-like cunning, a plausible manner, and a little literary ability

- Nicholas Tomalin, Sunday Times, 1969, war correspondent killed covering the Yom Kippur War in 1973, aged 41


Are you considering a career in journalism, starting out as a trainee or student, or interested in training issues? Then this website is your starting point. It features a news feed of stories on journalism training, which will also be delivered via the Twitter account @beajournalist. Use the comment boxes to post on the site, or get in touch with me via my twitter account @Ed_Oldfield, which will also link to my blog where I write about journalism, among other things. Ed Oldfield May 2011





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