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Estimated study weeks = 14 to 31
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The ICI Learning Experience: 
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Upon completion receive:
. A graduation certificate
. Transcripts
. Letter of recommendation
. Post-nominal letters
. Press / Media Pass
. Job search assistance

Course fees include:
. All study materials
. All course notes
. Practical assignments
. Industry based tutor
. Career guidance
. Student support
. UNESCO Student ID

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This distance learning course offers you a unique opportunity to develop a full-time or part-time career as a professional journalist. 

The International Career Institute Journalism course has been designed to provide you with the professional skills required to succeed as a freelance journalist in today's world. 

The International Career Institute (ICI) is a leading provider of distance education. Using experienced industry based faculty and the latest resources ICI delivers over 100 exciting career and lifestyle focused courses to a broad range of people and business's world wide. 

Right now, thousands of ICI students are at home or work, experiencing the convenience and excitement of ICI's self-paced, professional-level distance learning programs.

ICI is a proven educational method, committed to student service, and reasonable tuition prices which results in an outstanding learning experience.

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A definition: Journalism 

Journalism is a discipline of collecting, analyzing, verifying, and presenting information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues and people. (Source: Journalism: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) 

A freelancer or freelance worker is a self-employed person working in a profession or trade in which full-time employment is also common. Fields where freelancing is especially common include journalism and other forms of writing and creative services. (Source: Freelance: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) 

In journalism, a stringer is a freelance journalist, who is paid for each piece of published or broadcast work, rather than receiving a regular salary. They are heavily relied upon by most television news organizations. They mostly specialize in breaking news. (Source: Stringer: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) 

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Journalism Course - Key areas of learning 

  • The World of Journalism
  • New Stories
  • Interviewing
  • Law
  • TV and Radio
  • Writing Skills
  • Features and Specialisms
  • Courts
  • Public Administration
  • Where To Go From Here
Distance Learning

The benefits:

  • Fast track your career
  • Learn the inside secrets of how to become a professional in months not years!
  • Study a course that was designed in conjunction with the industry
  • Free up valuable time, don't wast time and money travelling to classes
  • Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
  • Have access to a tutor who works in the industry you are training for
  • Easy interest free payment plans from as low as $49 per week

Course structure:

This course leads to the awarding of either a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma depending on which level you enrol at. The different levels are achieved by the amount of course content and assessments involved within each module at the basic (Certificate), intermediate (Diploma) and advanced (Advanced Diploma) levels. You will be able to learn about what the difference is between the three levels below:

  1. Certificate: represents a basic level of operational knowledge with general knowledge. Suitable for basic entry level positions.
  2. Diploma: qualifications recognises the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.
  3. Advanced Diploma: The graduate is able to apply a significant range of principles and techniques across various contexts and functions. Graduates can expect to be involved in significant judgments, planning, and leadership/guidance functions related to workplace products, services, operations or procedures.

There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Students may enrol directly into the diploma or advanced diploma levels without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

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subjects covered 

The World of Journalism

  • The history of media and the free press
  • The role of new technology
  • The role of the journalist today

New Stories

  • How to write a news story
  • The importance of the intro
  • How to find the right angle


  • Developing interviewing techniques
  • How to ask the right questions
  • Preventing the pitfalls


  • What is defamation?
  • What is copyright?
  • The legal pitfalls for today's journalists


TV and Radio

  • The role of radio, TV and the internet
  • How the radio/TV newsroom works
  • Writing your news bulletin

Writing Skills

  • Improving your writing
  • What is house style?
  • How to file copy

Features and Specialisms

  • How to plan and write a feature
  • How to write a press release
  • The role of the photo-journalist


  • The structure of the courts
  • How to write a safe court story
  • What are inquests?

Public Administration

  • The importance of Local and Central Govt
  • What is the role of Europe?
  • Covering council meetings

Where To From Here

  • CV writing
  • How does a freelancer work?
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