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 – new trends and techniques, plus analysis of media issues. A great “how to” site, with lots of training podcasts – 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.


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