The BBC is expecting to launch its College of Journalism website to the general public next month.
The site, which is currently only accessible to BBC employees, has a planned launch date of December 14, Kevin Marsh, head of the college, revealed on his personal blog this week.
He wrote: “It now looks pretty certain that 14 December will be the day the BBC College of Journalism goes truly global with the launch of its new website on bbc.co.uk – free to UK users, under subscription overseas.
“It’s been a pretty frustrating couple of months – not with the build of the site; that’s been going rather wellâ€¦No, the frustration has been around the prep work – writing, editing, blogging – to build the content, knowing that no-one outside the BBC can see it yet.
“Vital though that constituency is for us – our mantra is ‘BBC learning for BBC journalists by BBC journalists’ – it has meant that a lot of our discussions on the site have had a dimension missing; journalists and audiences outside the BBC.”
The College of Journalism, which was set up in the wake of the Hutton Report, has an annual budget in excess of £2m to train the corporation’s 7,000 journalists in impartiality, ethics, trust and the practical tools of a difficult trade.