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Journalism / Iriseoireacht

DT582

What is... Journalism?

There has never been a more exciting time to work in media. Our four year program offers applicants the chance to learn all of the skills that can launch a career across media, be it working in TV or radio broadcasting, creating content and news online, producing for newspapers, magazines or social media platforms. Students learn to research, write, present programs, report on major events, investigate, report on breaking news, edit copy, produce and edit audio and video, reporttocamera, interview across platforms. Students also gain a critical understanding of the role of journalism in democratic society. The School of Media publishes and broadcasts student’s work during the academic year through newspapers, websites, podcasts and programs

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Our graduates work in RTE, TV3, the Irish Times, Independent.ie, The Journal, The Examiner, Today FM, Newstalk, BBC, ITV, CNN, ESPN, Storyful, The Sunday Times. Jobs directly related to your degree: broadcast journalist (TV or radio),online journalist, video journalist, sports journalist, radio presenter, radio researcher, documentary maker, social media editor, editorial assistant, magazine editor, magazine journalist, newspaper journalist, production journalist, online community manager, Jobs where your degree would be useful : communications/ multi-media specialist, public relations officer , publishing assistant, advertising copywriter.

What other options do I have after completion?

A journalism education will also open up opportunities in fields like communications, public relations, social media management, online content management, advertising, marketing, digital content production, digital marketing, consumer research, N.G.O’s and charities, the civil service, semi-states.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The overall structure is based around two areas of study: Journalism Practice and Critical Studies.

Journalism Practice:

Journalism practice provides a full and thorough grounding in media skills. Students work on reporting, analysis and commentary across online, print, radio, and television. Classes simulate a professional working  environment and students learn how to produce magazines, podcasts, online news  websites, multi-media packages, radio programs, video packages, photo-journalism, multi-media projects, and data-based journalism.

Critical Studies:

Critical studies provide an overview of journalism in its social, political and historical context. Through this aspect of the programme students also develop an appreciation of subjects such  as  politics,  economics  and  law.  The aim  here  is  to  develop  a  critical  academic  approach to journalism, which will facilitate rigorous analysis of journalism practice. Academic and practical aspects of the progamme are integrated throughout the four years.

Module Listing

Year One

News Reporting l Photo-Journalism l Digital Media Skills l Sports l Crime & Science Reporting l Media Law l Medi History l Academic Writing Media Studies

Year Two

News Production l Layout & Design fo Print l Broadcast & Online Journalism Local News Reporting l Radio Packag l Tv Presentation l Students work on The Liberty newspaper and website, Clicnews website and develop their T and radio skills.

Year Three

Students will continue to produce The Liberty online and offline, and produce radio and video journalism a well as taking courses  in journalism research and investigative reporting, data journalism and advanced photojournalism. Critical studies modules will examine globalised journalism, advanced aspects of medi law, and documentary studies.

Year Four

Students work independently on projects including media entrepreneurship and online multi-media project work. Students will complete two major pieces of work, a journalistic project for a selected medium and a journalism related dissertation as well as media management

 

In Third Year students have the option to study abroad, either on Erasmus within Europe or in the United States on exchange programs

Further Information

T: (01) 402 3098 (Secretary) 

F: (01) 402 3003

E: schoolofmedia@dit.ie