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Broadcast Journalism Training

General information

Theme: Good Governance and the Broadcast Journalist

Course dates: 4 February – 26 April 2013 (12 weeks); 4 February - 17 March 2013 (6 weeks); 19 March - 26 April 2013 (6 weeks)

Media: Radio/ Internet and TV/ Internet

Type of Diploma: Certificate

RNTC Application deadline: 15 January 2013

NFP Application deadline: Online until 1 May 2012 (on paper until 1 April 2012)

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Course aim

The Broadcast Journalism course is designed to strengthen the capacity of broadcast journalists to research and report for broadcast and new media in an effective and ethical way on issues to do with good governance.


Who`s it for

Mid-career broadcast journalists with at least three years experience in the field of broadcast news and current affairs.


Learning outcomes 

Upon completing the course, the participants will be familiar with:

the role and responsibility of the broadcast journalist in covering issues of good governance

preparing, researching, and carrying out broadcast and multimedia journalism assignments on topics to do with diversity

writing, presenting and reporting stories for radio and television

the impact of new and social media and their relevance to the practice of broadcast and multimedia journalism

writing, researching and producing for  the internet using text, photos, audio and video

working in a multimedia newsroom, generating story ideas and content for broadcast and new media


Course outline

The course will deepen understanding of issues to do with good governance and of the role of the broadcast journalist in covering them. It will reinforce the journalistic and teamwork skills required to prepare, research, and carry out broadcast and multimedia journalism assignments on topics to do with good governance, using digital recording and editing equipment and the internet both as a resource and as a publishing medium. Theoretical and practical work will focus on writing and reporting stories for broadcast news and current affairs as well as for the internet using text, photos, audio and video. Practical exercises and assignments will be analysed and evaluated in group feedback sessions. For their final assignments the participants will work in a multimedia newsroom generating story ideas and content for broadcast and internet.


Admission requirements

Applicants must meet the following admissions requirements:

You are currently working as a broadcast journalist and have a minimum of three years experience in or for broadcast media

You have successfully followed secondary education, and professional education or training in media

You are used to working with computers and have good computer skills

Your speaking and writing skills in English (the course language) are sufficient

You must submit a letter of motivation in English (150-250 words) explaining why you want to follow the course

English language proficiency

Since English is the working language of the course, proficiency in English is an absolute necessity. Successful candidates will have a level of proficiency in English equivalent to scores of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer based) for TOEFL and 6 for IELTS. Those whose first language is English or who come from countries in which English is their national language, and/or have completed higher education taught entirely in English will have the required level of proficiency. If you are in doubt about whether you are sufficiently proficient in English please contact RNTC at

After submitting a motivation letter, a phone/Skype interview will be conducted with shortlisted applicants to assess the level of understanding of spoken English and discuss expectations for the course. 


Fees, costs and fellowships

Applicants may apply for the full 12-week course or for either the first 6 weeks (focus on broadcast journalism) or the second 6 weeks of the course (focus on multimedia journalism).

The 12-week course costs € 5.500, while the 6 weeks course is € 3.500.

The course fee includes pick-up from the airport, insurance, and travel assignments. Participants must cover their own costs of travel, accommodation and meals. These costs are estimated at EUR 82 per day, or EUR 574 per week. More information on costs can be found here.

If you are looking for a fellowship to sponsor your study at RNTC then you must take a number of steps. RNTC will assist you in making it possible.

There are NFP fellowships available for this course.


Information and registration

For more information on registration, visit our 'How to apply' section.

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