B.A. in Journalism (Bachelor Honours Degree) - DCU Prospectus

B.A. in Journalism (Bachelor Honours Degree)

Fact File

CAO Code: DC132
Points Last Year: 425
Duration: 3 yrs
Type of degree: Full-time
Contact: Mr Patrick Kinsella
Journalist of the Year
Michael McHale

Michael McHale (BAJ 2009) won this prestige Oxygen 3 National Student Media award for his work as reporter on DCU's College View. Read three of Michael's reports:

"DCU set to fork out over exam debacle."
"Raking in the cash."
"Colleges will not gain from registration hike."

"125 Years of the GAA in Photos"

Aisling O'Rourke (BAJ 2009) was among the students who chose photojournalism for their final year project. Aisling celebrates 125 years of the GAA in photos for her final year project. View project.

Radio Documentary
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"Wish You Were Here"

This powerful documentary, about the effects of dementia on old people and their families, won the RTÉ Prize for Claire Brennan (BAJ 2008).

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Magazine Design

David Kearns (BAJ 2009) designed the "Progamer" magazine as his final year project, a monthly publication aimed at computer gamers. View project.

"Where the Land Meets the Sea"

Emma McGuinness's (BAJ 2009) project is an exploration of life, work and leisure where the land meets the sea. View project.

Radio Documentary
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Robert Lanigan (BAJ 2003) won the RTÉ Prize for his outstanding portrayal of the effects of suicide on families, friends and others who become involved.

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Student Awards

Journalism graduate heads for Harvard

Kevin Doyle, a graduate of DCU’s Masters in Journalism, has been selected as one of 12 journalists from around the world to be a Nieman Fellow at Harvard for the next academic year.

Kevin, who graduated from DCU in 1996, is editor-in-chief of The Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh. During his year in Harvard, he will explore the rise of market freedoms among illiberal governments in Southeast Asia. Kevin has experienced arrest and criminal prosecution in connection with his journalism in Cambodia.

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard selected a total of 25 journalists from the United States and abroad. The 12 international fellows include the editor of a Panamanian newspaper, the founder of an investigative journalism centre in Romania, a reporter who covers Iran for The New York Times and the editorial page editor of a Russian business daily.

“The new fellows are a highly talented group of journalists with extraordinarily diverse backgrounds and interests. Together, they’ll have the opportunity to share their expertise and learn from each other as they take full advantage of the exceptional educational resources available at Harvard,” said Nieman Foundation Curator Bob Giles.

Established in 1938, the Nieman Foundation administers the oldest mid-career fellowship programme for journalists in the world. More than 1,300 journalists from 90 countries have received Nieman Fellowships.