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Resources

As part of our mission to serve students, we’re sharing our resources with you. Some of the resources below are Google docs – we encourage you to add comments and annotate them.

Community guidelines

We developed community guidelines collaboratively with the wider team after a Facebook callout. Our guidelines take into account the needs and experiences of our diverse audience.

Legal notes

This page sets out the legal status of London Student and how you can submit a complaint about editorial content.

Style guide

This Google doc takes you through common grammatical issues, formatting and good news form. We’re always looking to develop our rules to meet the needs of our audience.

Advertise with us

Advertising with London Student is a unique opportunity to reach thousands students in universities across the capital. You can also take out banner ads on our website, which we’re happy to implement ourselves or work with your developers to produce unique marketing opportunities.

And from elsewhere on the web:

Learn to code

A user-friendly and intuitive guide to HTML and CSS by our friends at The Saint.

SPA journalism training

The Student Publication Association publishes resources every Tuesday, and offers a graduate scheme newsletter.

FOI Directory

The FOI Directory has advice on submitting successful Freedom of Information requests and lists the FOI email addresses for all UK universities.

Eyewitness media verification

Learn how to navigate social media to find and verify content with our friends at First Draft News. And if you fancy a challenge, see how you fare with this video validation exercise by the Citizen Evidence Lab.

Want to improve your copy?

Steve Padilla, an assistant editor of the Los Angeles Times, gave this lecture to journalists at the Chicago Tribune in 2006, and it became so popular that it was released as a podcast. While geared towards American newswriting, it still contains some brilliant tips, particularly for feature writing.

Freedom of Information advice and insight from Private Eye

In this great episode of their podcast, Private Eye’s investigative team discuss the Freedom of Information act, what it achieves, how to make the most of it and why it must be protected.