Journalism & Media Diploma

  • Course overview

    Journalism Courses, Media Courses

    5 star reviews   ' The lecturers work in the Herald and Newstalk and have vast experience. I picked up a job as a result of a recommendation from my teacher, so I would highly recommend this 6 month course'  Joanne Campbell - More Reviews

    The Journalism and Media Diploma course is designed for newcomers and will also appeal to individuals working in Journalism, public relations, marketing communications or as information officers who wish to gain a broader appreciation of the principles and practice of journalism. 

    The course explores the role of the media in modern society and focuses on the skills required to research, gather, prepare and present news and information for publication. You will develop your investigative ability which is essential if you wish to be a good reporter. You will also learn how to research feature material so that you can produce excellent writing material for publication.

    There will be opportunities to write features, human interest stories, reviews as well as improve your own writing style, which is essential.  Feedback on your writing will be provided by experienced journalists and sub-editors. 

    The principles of good editing, design and print production will be explored. The different types of law relevant to media specifically in Ireland and the UK will be examined as well as areas such as defamation. Writing for radio and television is also examined.  This qualification is a must for anyone interested in working part-time or full-time in journalism.

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    Award body: CMI

    5 units, 4 exams, Feature Writing assignments

    Award: Diploma in Journalism & Media
    Award Body: CMI

    Progress to Ordinary degree level 7
  • Modules

    There are 5 key module:

    1. Freelance & Feature Writing
    2. Broadcast Journalism
    3. Newspaper Reporting
    4. Sub-Editing
    5. Media Law & Ethics
  • Fees

    Classroom course is € 1,750.00 .

    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    Applicants are required to pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place on the programme. The balance of fees are due on or before programme commencement.

    See CMI Terms & Conditions for booking.

    How do I book

    Simply complete the online booking form  .

    Pay a 300 euro deposit online via Visa debit or Visa credit card

    Your place on the course is confirmed within 2-3 days of receipt of online booking/payment.

    Balance of payment is required before commencement of course.

    Online Bookings and payments are subject to CMI Terms & Conditions

Course timetable

  • Classroom

    • Start: Tuesday 10 OCT 2017, 18.30-21.30
    • End: APRIL 2018
    • Assigments: 5 units, 4 exams, 1 Project
    • Duration: 8 Months, 20 Class weeks
    • Level: 6
    • Places: Available


David has worked with the Herald as Associate Editor for over 20 years and previously as a Feature editor for the Evening Herald.  He previously worked with Lafferty Publications. 
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Andrea has over 9 years experience working in various media outlets in Ireland including RTE and the Communicorp Group (newstalk and Today FM). She is currently working as Newsroom Duty editor and reporter for Newstalk and with the Pat Kenny Show. She completed a MAsters in Journalism in 2008 at the NUI.
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Julia Leo is a qualified barrister and is attached to the criminal courts in Dublin. She specialises in criminal law and criminal cases and lecturers on Media Law. She brings a wealth of experience on media law, defamation and high profile cases brought before the courts. Her classes are captivating and interesting. 

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