Diploma in News Reporting

Diploma in News Reporting

   Online Course

News reporters who are multi-talented and multi-skilled are in big demand internationally. This diploma course gives you the skills you need to report in print, on radio, across social media platforms and on television.

All news reporters need to be able to write good copy – but that’s not enough nowadays. You also need to 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 need to understand the legal constraints on reporters and know how the media works.

This Diploma course will give you the skills necessary to work as a news reporter across all media.

Our Tutors
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Cóilín has been working as a Media Professional for almost 20 years, with a wide range of experience working in various roles across different facets of the media industry (Broadcast, Digital and Print) including news, current affairs, community affairs and sport.


What will you be studying?

Next Start Date

15th May 2023

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. 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: €855


What they say about News Reporting Online

Why Us?

We are the only Academy in Ireland to hold membership of EADL (the European Association of Distance Learning). EADL is an international organization of institutions working in the field of distance education. EADL members educate more than 2,500,000 students across Europe and are proud members of the Global Institute for Public Relations.

Our graduates work in Europe, the USA, Australia, Canada, Russia, New Zealand, Africa and the Middle East. A career in news reporting allows you to travel the world and you will be part of our international alumni of students.

This Diploma course gives you all of the text, audio, video and photography skills that you need to make a career of news reporting. Through a series of 14 practical, interactive modules, and through your interaction with your own personal tutor, you will learn all the tricks of the trade and you’ll be ready for a career in News Reporting.

Our Diploma in News Reporting gives you professional insights, opinions and advice that are crucial for anyone who wants to be ready for a career change on graduation from this course.


On successful completion of this course, you will receive an internationally recognised Diploma in News Reporting awarded by the Irish Academy of Public Relations.

You will join our graduates in 50 countries around the world and become part of our international alumni.

Free Consultation with the Director

The Irish Academy have over 30 years’ experience in PR and media training. If you have any queries about your study journey please contact us for advice on meeting your training and career needs. Our director Ellen Gunning will be happy to guide you in your choice of course.

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