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This website offers guidance to all of you who are working or hoping to work in English as journalists but do not have it as your first language and may not understand some of the subtleties of spoken English.
It goes hand-in-hand with the book English for International Journalists, which provides a step-by-step guide on how to use English in journalism and provides an in-depth analysis of rules and guidelines for avoiding the pitfalls and errors that undermine accuracy and clarity. It is based on 15 years of training student journalists from across the world.
The book has chapters on:

  • Making contact
  • Interviewing
  • Some tricky grammar
  • Prepositions
  • Phrasal verbs
  • The language of journalism
  • Broadcast language
  • Comment, opinion and blogs
  • The language of sustained argument
  • The language of impartial reporting
  • Sensitive language
  • Specialist reporting
  • The language of the newsroom
  • Fun phrases
  • Common mistakes.

On this website you will have access to audio clips illustrating how to use spoken English to communicate clearly and effectively. You will also find exercises to test your knowledge of the way English is used in journalism.