Free bitesize resources

We know it can be hard for journalists to find the time to update their skills, or develop new ones, in the hurly-burly of the newsroom. That’s why the Journalism Skills Academy offers an ever-expanding selection of bitesize learning resources, all of which are free to users.

New materials are regularly being added to the JSA, and if you are looking for something in particular but can’t find it, please let us know. We aim to create resources to meet your needs.

Among current learning tools we offer:

  • Video masterclass on a wide range of subjects, from court reporting and media ethics to sports journalism and interview techniques. Contributors include Sky’s Alex Crawford and Dharmesh Sheth, the BBC’s Rianna Croxford, Tristan Kirk of the Evening Standard and GMB’s Piers Morgan.
  • A presentation on getting the best from Google search and other Google tools.
  • Quizzes to test your journalism knowledge.
  • Tips for freelancers on pitching to commissioning editors and much more.