Dublin Inquirer’s youth journalism training programme

If you’re aged between 17 and 23, take a look. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, 14th February 2024.

Are you aged between 17 and 23, and care about your city? Have you wanted to try out journalism, but been unsure how? Digital Hub based Dublin Inquirer are launching their first youth journalism training programme. The programme will run in two stages. About 30 successful applicants will benefit from three months of training for two hours a week, after which a smaller cohort will go forward to develop stories under the mentorship of our reporters over a period of eight months.

The Details

Stage One: 11 March 2024 to 31 May 2024

  • 12 training sessions of two hours a week held in person in Dublin city centre
  • No fees, no cost to participants.
  • Curriculum covering: finding stories, how local government works, interviewing skills, writing and story structure, navigating sources and misinformation, Freedom of Information requests and accessing government documents, photography, ethics and more
  • Guest speakers and practical exercises

Stage Two: 1 July 2024 to 31 April 2025 (part-time, flexible)

  • Direct mentorship under Dublin Inquirer journalists
  • Expectation to produce four or five pieces of original journalism each in that time
  • Participants to be paid for published pieces in line with our freelance rates

How to Apply

To apply, please fill out the application form on the Dublin Inquirer website before 5pm on Wednesday, 14th February 2024. Apply via https://dublininquirer.com/2024/01/23/apply-for-dublin-inquirers-youth-journalism-training-programme

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