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Program description


The course is designed to introduce students to the elements of Journalism, from news gathering, reporting to final printed and broadcast media and, if chosen, the practical basic elements of PR.

Role of the Reporter and established news values, the difference between news and feature stories, writing feature and news pieces, basic interview techniques, preparing and producing a basic written article for publication, understanding of libel law, Journalistic writing skills, basic elements of applied communication theory, print production, sub-editing, layout and design, picture handling and cropping, history of Journalism and writing for the web.

Admission requirements

Candidates must have a minimum of 5 Leaving Certificate passes and be a minimum of 18 years of age. The European Institute of Communications is delighted to accept mature candidates and those wishing to enhance their career prospects.

Academic Qualifications

Upon successful completion of the course participants will be conferred by the European Institute of Communications with their Diploma in Journalism and be entitled to use the acknowledgement 'Dip Journalism' in recognition of their professionally achieved status.

Each candidate accepted for the course automatically becomes a student member of the European Institute of Communications. Furthermore, each successful candidate will also be conferred awarded professional membership status, and be eligible to use the letters 'MEIC' after their name.

About school

European Institute of Communication

European Institute of Communication

The European Institute's principal, Eugene Grey DipPR FPRII FEIC FIIC MCERP MCIPR MIITD MIDI, is a  Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland, a member of the European Confederation of Public Relations Practitioners, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (UK),...

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European Institute of Communication

4 / 6 Pembroke Road
4 Dublin

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