The BBC is to set up a journalist training college, following an internal
review of the corporation’s editorial operations and guidelines.
The Neil Report, commissioned after the Hutton Inquiry into the death of
David Kelly, said staff should be trained to "deliver the BBC’s core
values at every level of their career".
The college will cater for 7,000 journalists at the BBC.
Journalists will also be subject to wide-ranging checks, including
restrictions on breaking stories during live interviews and a duty to ensure
serious allegations are put to the parties concerned in good time before they
The report defines the BBC’s five core values as: truth and accuracy;
serving the public interest; impartiality and diversity of opinion;
independence; and accountability.