The BBC College of Journalism has introduced three courses offering training on a commercial basis.
The move comes at a time when the college – like the rest of the BBC – is being hit by budget cuts. According to reports which the BBC has not denied, BBC news is facing proposals for a 20 per cent budget cut – or £89m. The Guardian has suggested that up to 1,000 journalists could be cut from the BBC and again the corporation has declined to confirm or deny this.
The three courses will include ‘Social Media and Digital Journalism’, ‘Editorial Leadership’ and a ‘New Journalist’ programme.
The cost of a six-day course in Social Media and Digital Journalism is currently listed at £1,950 with seven places available.