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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute


 

Journalism for the Digital Age


Course Code:  5M2464
Award Code(s):  5M2464 6M5130
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
These programmes are designed to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence for a career in journalism in this digital era. In year 1 (Level 5 Award), all aspects of the industry will be studied including, making contacts, interviewing and the craft of writing. Social media and traditional sources will be used to find and publish news. Learners will attain the know-how to get published in print and online. In the year 2 (Level 6 award), learners will gain new skills and learn about broadcast journalism through DFEis college radio station The Wave. Learners will also generate two blogs, based on news and opinion. Both journalism courses have a strong record of progression to third level institutions.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updted and to meet demands.

Research Skills for Journalism Writing Skills for Journalism Technical Skills for Journalism Media Analysis Legal Practice and Procedures Political Studies Photography Desktop Publishing Communications Work Experience

 

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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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6M5130