These sites will help you keep tabs on what is happening in the media. Try them all, and find out which ones work for you. You can also follow them on Twitter.
UK Press Gazette – print, web and broadcast news and analysis, plus jobs
www.journalism.co.uk – new trends and techniques, plus analysis of media issues. A great “how to” site, with lots of training podcasts
holdthefrontpage.co.uk – regional UK media news – essentially print – plus jobs
BBC College of Journalism – training site for BBC journalists, now open to all.
BBC College of Journalism blog – commentary on all aspects of media. Coventry staff have contributed to it.
Online Journalism Blog – leading UK site for online
Neiman Journalism Lab – “Pushing to the future of journalism — A project of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University”
Guardian Media – media news and comment
Roy Greenslade – City University professor’s Guardian blog, mostly print
Broadcast magazine – the clue’s in the name
Ariel – the BBC’s in-house news website, a good way of tapping into the culture inside the corporation
The Media Show – heavyweight Radio 4 programme on media issues such as press regulation
Pick of the Week – the best of BBC radio, good for examples of excellence
Feedback – Radio 4 listeners’ views on BBC broadcasting; excellent for insight into what works for audiences, often with responses from editors
AND MORE… from the BBC College of Journalism blogroll:
George Brock: thoughts on journalism past, present and future from City University’s head of journalism
The Media Blog: lively and often funny topical detail about UK media output
Memex 1.1: John Naughton’s online diary: comment on media output and technology from the journalist and academic
Arab Media & Society: Arab media and trends summarised by the American University in Cairo
British Journalism Review: selected pieces from the authoritative quarterly journal
MediaShift: PBS monitoring of the changing media world from a US perspective
Arts & Letters Daily: more interesting ideas and good writing than you will ever have time to read
FiveThirtyEight: Nate Silver of the New York Times writes data-based US politics blog (there are 538 electors in the US electoral college)
Alltop Journalism: links to the most recent posts on many journalism blogs
About the BBC: varied BBC blog about all things BBC-ish
Columbia Journalism Review: US academic perspectives
Facebook + Journalists: Facebook’s own guide to its use by journalists
Andy Dickinson: teacher of digital and online journalism at the University of Central Lancashire
Jon Slattery: UK media news from the former deputy editor of Press Gazette
Meeja Law: Judith Townend’s guide to media and legal issues
European Journalism Centre: global news from the Netherlands
Wannabee Hacks: information and experiences from aspiring journalists.