Radio Journalism


Radio Journalism

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

For the first time ever, the vital skills of radio journalism will be taught online, worldwide. You will learn how to research, interview, package and pitch your audio to radio stations. On completion of the course, your final project may be broadcast on 103.2 Dublin City fm giving you an immediate start in your new journalism career.

Through a series of 20 practical, interactive and up-to-date modules, you will learn all the tricks of the trade and you’ll be ready for a career in Radio Journalism.

Our diploma in Radio Journalism gives you professional insights, opinions and advice that are crucial for anyone who wants to be career-ready when they graduate.

At the end of the course your audio will be submitted to 103.2 Dublin City fm for broadcast. If they deem it suitable and of sufficient quality, your final project – your audio package – will be broadcast on the capital’s radio station.


What will you be studying?

  • History of Journalism
  • What’s different about Radio Journalism
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Journalistic Ethics
  • Journalism and legal issues
  • News source
  • Journalism, Social Media and internet
  • Use of language
  • Radio Journalism interviews
  • Writing for Radio
  • Voice training techniques
  • Radio documentaries
  • Working as a freelance Radio journalist
  • Production: editing and assembling audio clips


On successful completion of this course you will receive a diploma in Radio Journalism issued by the Irish Academy of Public Relations.

Our Radio Journalism diploma is internationally endorsed and practised in 50 countries all over the world, in 6 different languages.

Why Us ?

We are the only Academy in Ireland which is a proud member of EADL (the European Association of Distance Learning), an international organization consisting of schools, institutions and individuals working in the field of distance education. EADL members work with more than 2,500,000 students across Europe.

Radio Journalism – the course that gets you on air!

We have been teaching Radio Journalism since 2014. The course offers participants an opportunity to learn how research, prepare, record, package and pitch a radio clip to a radio station. In addition, it gives graduates an opportunity to have their final project aired on 103.2 Dublin City fm.

A broad range of innovative and proven Radio Journalism Course Materials

We created special video clips. We interviewed newspaper editors, social media experts, journalists, event managers, pr practitioners, TV presenters and radio journalists about their businesses. Their advice is available exclusively to our students.

We also share a lot of audio content. Ellen Gunning puts communications professionals in the interviewee chair on her radio programme. The Mediascope Show is broadcast on 103.2 Dublin City fm each week. Our specially selected and edited Mediascope audios give insights into radio in Ireland, freedom of information legislation, the Khogaly massacre and much more.

This course also has specially created instructional video tutorials on how to use the relevant technology. The questions in each module test your ability to apply the skills you are learning. This is real world stuff.

You are in good hands!


What they say about Radio Journalism 

  • As a former graduate of the Irish Academy’s Journalism course, I had no hesitation in returning to undertake the Diploma in Radio Journalism. The flexible, online approach was key for me as I work full-time. This course gave me an excellent insight into the whole area of radio journalism and the tutor input was fantastic. There is a really good balance between the practical and the theoretical and each of the 20 modules are really engaging. I never thought I would say this about a final assignment but it was a very enjoyable experience! I have to also acknowledge the support from Chris, the Student Liaison Officer who was fantastic in terms of feedback and answering any queries throughout. If you are looking to up skill in any area of media production then definitely look no further than the Irish Academy of Public Relations.

    Tara Farrell

    Radio Journalism Graduate

  • The quality of teaching at the Irish Academy is excellent, with great attention to detail. I had not imagined that I would learn so much. I was guided always in a friendly and supportive manner which made the whole experience extremely enjoyable. In addition, there was always a member of staff that could be approached if you needed help with any administrative aspect of the course, whom again were friendly and approachable. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting a qualitative experience from the educational process.

    Jacque Frances

    Radio Journalism Graduate

  • If I could sum this course up in one word, superb. As someone who previously had only tasted the world of broadcasting, this course really showed me the potential it could bring to my life. Everyone from the director, Ellen Gunning, to my assigned tutor has been extremely helpful and supportive and takes my personal interests in broadcasting into account. When I finish this course I will be armed with the skills to go out into the broadcasting world that you can only learn from professionals in the business. I would recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in radio or wants to improve their radio journalism skills.

    Fiona Keeley

    Radio Journalism Graduate

Next Start Date

Thu, 05 Nov 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 20 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: €995

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 radio courses for more than a decade. We’ve taught people from a mix of different backgrounds and countries. Some work in radio, others are interviewed on radio programmes and some create podcasts for their business. If you have any doubts about a career in Radio 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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