Print Journalism Course



Print Journalism

  Online Course

If you enjoy investigating, like to get to the bottom of things, are happiest when you have confirmed that you are right, get a thrill putting fingers on a keyboard and positively adore the idea that your name (your byline) could appear on blogs and newspaper articles (online and print), then you should seriously consider a career in print journalism.

This is also the only course which will launch your career when you graduate. Your final assignment is a story which has been researched, written and presented by you, for publication as a guest blogger on the Irish Academy’s website.

Immerse yourself in the world of Journalism and find your own path into a dynamic, fast-paced communications career.

Through a series of 15 practical, interactive and up-to-date modules, you will learn all the tricks of the trade and you’ll be ready for whatever journalism career comes your way. For each module, you ‘ll be asked to complete one or more assignments. We will continually test the new skills you’ve developed.

Our diploma in journalism gives you professional insight, opinions and advice that are crucial for anyone working as a journalist. You will learn essential writing tips, interviewing techniques and reporting skills. A big part of the course is learning different styles for the platforms that journalists use.

At the end of the course, through your final dissertation, you get to decide what road your Journalism career will go down by specialising. Whether your topic expertise is in sports, music, entertainment, politics, or  fashion, we will help you write a dissertation that makes your expertise glow. Your dissertation is also written as a blog, showcasing your knowledge and expertise, and is published on the Academy’s website, reaching an international audience  and giving you an immediate start in your new Print Journalism career!


What will you be studying?

Add a complete English Grammar course!

To master the art of communications, your writing skills must be superlative. You can’t afford to use bad punctuation, wrong conjunctions or rough clauses. In fact, you dream of your writing being flawless.

If you want to put your thoughts into a language, you must use the structure of the language. Our English Grammar course has been designed to provide Print Journalism students with a reminder of the key rules of grammar. We want to enhance your grammar skills and make sure that you hold all the cards in your hand for a successful career.

For just €50 extra, we’ll send you a self-taught course made up of 11 modules. We’ll also provide you with answer sheets for each module, so that you’ll be able to correct the exercises on your own.

Combine our Print Journalism course with English Grammar to get the most out of your learning experience!

English Grammar course available to add at the checkout page.


What they say about Journalism

  • 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.

    Jamie O’ Flaherty

    Journalism Graduate

  • 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

    Valeria Pavlov Egorova

    Journalism Graduate

  • Basically from my childhood I was dreaming to become a news reporter. I am from a small village in Kannur, Kerala state in India. After completing my graduation I use to work for an evening news paper for few years. Then I got a chance to come to Bahrain to work as an accountant.
    During Nov 2014 I came across an advertisement about ELearning course conducted by Orient Planet Academy in association with The Irish Academy. I decided to join the course, Certificate of Journalism, out of various courses conducted by The Orient Academy.
    The journalism course covers 10 modules, covering various aspects of journalism in detail from the abilities of a reporter, language, how to analyze and report successfully, style and questions to be asked, technics of news feature, how to assess the key persons and people connected to be interviewed, how to exchange the information between reporter and the source, and to analyze the heading, emotion visual and insight of the article published. The course was interesting due to the effective assignment provided by the academy.
    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.

    Sajeevan Cheriyath

    Journalism Graduate

  • 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. 

    Moothi Binsaud

    Journalism Graduate

  • 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.

    Anthony O’Connor

    Journalism Graduate

Next Start Date

Thu, 10 Dec 2020

Duration: We send you a text module every week, which is enhanced with specially created audio and video files. You’ll be able to complete your course in 14 weeks. You will then have extra time to write your final dissertation. We know life can be busy and it’s easy to fall behind, so we give you up to 1 year to complete the course. During this time, you will have full access to our resources, as well as dedicated support from the student liaison officer and your own personal tutor.

Fee: €825

Free Consultation with the Director

When you enroll for a professional course, you are investing a significant amount of money in yourself and in your future. It’s a big decision, you need to take your time. Most of all, it’s important that you know exactly where you want to go with this qualification.We have been teaching journalism courses since 1991. We’ve taught people from a mix of different backgrounds and countries. Some work in print, radio or television journalism. Some are specialist journalists, others write for online media while more contribute features on specific topics. Over the years we have, literally, changed people’s lives. If you have any doubts about a career in Journalism, our director will speak with you about your background, your interests, your goals, and whether or not this course is the right one for you.

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