News Reporting

News reporters who are dynamic, adaptable, and skilled in many fields are in high demand internationally. Our diploma course gives you the skills you need to report in print, on radio, across social media platforms and television.

Next Start Date: 7th November 2022

Duration: 19 weeks

Format: Online, Industry Tutored, Deadline Specific, Independent Learning

Experienced Tutors: News Journalist / News Editor.

Award: Global Institute for Public Relations (GIPR) Diploma.


Payment Options
  • Terms. 3 payments made over 3 months. Future payments will be processed automatically each month after your initial has been paid. These payments will use the same card you use to make the initial payment with.
    • Terms. 3 payments made over 3 months. Future payments will be processed automatically each month after your initial has been paid. These payments will use the same card you use to make the initial payment with. 290.00

Get to know the tutor of this course: Cóilín Duffy

Cóilín is an experienced Editor, Sports Journalist and Broadcaster with a demonstrated history of working in various facets of the media industry (Print, Online and Broadcast). A fluent Irish speaker, he is skilled in Breaking News, Sport and Current Affairs, Event Management, TV Production and Radio. Graduated of Waterford Institute of Technology, Cóilín holds a Higher Diploma in Arts in Television Production and Digital Media

Diploma in News Reporting All news reporters need to be able to write good copy [interesting news stories] – but that’s not enough to set yourself apart from the competition nowadays. It is crucial to also be able to take great photos, shoot video footage, record and edit packages for radio, do live television interviews from the scene of a crime and write for social media platforms. In addition, you must understand the legal constraints on reporters and know how the media works. These vast, multimedia skills may seem daunting, but you will learn to master them through our diploma course. Our program will set you up for success to work as a news reporter across all forms of media. Module List:
  1. Introduction to Journalism
  2. The Law
  3. Language
  4. News Reporting
  5. How the Media Works
  6. Events and Sources
  7. News
  8. Interviews
  9. Blogging
  10. Photography
  11. Audio & Video
  12. Broadcast Reporting
  13. Web
  14. Dissertation
Find out about all our courses here – and if you have a question please get in touch. You can follows us on Linkedin and Twitter.


Jamie O' Flaherty Journalism Graduate (IAPR)

I started studying with the Irish Academy of Public Relations after a friend of mine recommended their certificate course in News Journalism. The course allowed me to return to study with like-minded people in a relaxed and professional set up at an affordable price. I have since upgraded to the Academy's Diploma course in journalism and just recently attended their one day certificate course in Radio Broadcasting which was held at the Radio Na Life studios in Dublin. Studying with the Academy has been a pleasure from day one and their help and guidance has been a crucial factor in enabling me to achieve a life-long ambition.

Valeria Pavlov Egorova Journalism Graduate (IAPR)

A very engaging course successfully balancing practical and theoretical aspects of journalism. I would without a doubt recommend it to anyone wishing to acquire essential journalistic skills and learn more about this profession. The weekly feedback from the tutor allowed me to pin down my writing strengths and weaknesses and served as an indicator of the type of journalistic activity that I would enjoy most. Most importantly, the course gave me confidence in my abilities and gave me a solid general insight into the journalistic field

Sajeevan Cheriyath Journalism Graduate (Orient Planet)

This journalism course gave me the strength, knowledge and understanding of the alertness of a journalist and dedication towards the job. I am confident that I can take up any assignment of reporting now onwards. I am thankful to the faculties and administrative staff of the Orient planet for their guidance and prompt assistance throughout the course. I wish them all success.

Moothi Binsaud Journalism Graduate (IAPR)

I was very glad for the opportunity to take this course; the fact that it’s delivered online makes it accessible to students all over the world who for whatever reason are unable to study journalism in their home countries. It’s flexible and accommodating, and the feedback from Mr Tony McCullagh was very positive and assured me that I have what it takes to pursue this as a career.

Anthony O’Connor Journalism Graduate (IAPR)

The Academy’s Diploma in Print Journalism Course was exactly what I was looking for; a broad and comprehensive overview of every aspect of contemporary journalism. Each module was packed with information without being overwhelming and I felt I learned something applicable from each assignment. The feedback from my tutor Jack Gleeson was invaluable and I appreciated the extra lengths he went to, often drawing from his own experience as a journalist to highlight a point. I would highly recommend the course for anyone interested in journalism, writing or research.

Sharon Moylan Journalism Graduate (IAPR)

The modules were very insightful and gave me a very good perception into the world of journalism. I have always loved writing and this course has fed my passion which has helped change my career path to a more fulfilling lifestyle. The support I received from my assigned tutor Brenda was very clear, understandable and encouraging. I am delighted with myself for taking this chance to make a change, the results are well worth it -Thank you Irish Academy of Public Relations.

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