Journalism Faculty News

Journalism Student Nominated for Lord Mayor’s Prize






Katie Varvos was one of 12 students from Dublin’s colleges and universities to be nominated for the Lord Mayor’s Prize for International Student of the Year. Katie, originally from Canada, joined students from around the globe at the Mansion House for the award ceremony on May 23rd. Each nominee was presented with a copy of James Joyce’s Dubliners, the book chosen for April 2012’s ‘Dublin: One City, One Book’ initiative.

Independent College Journalism Students Shortlisted at Oxygen Student Media Awards 2012
Students from the BA (HONS) in Journalism have been shortlisted at the Oxygen Student Media Awards in the following categories:

  • *Photographer of the Year (Katie Varvos)
  • *Journalist of the Year (Donall Hoey)
  • *Small College Publication of the Year (The Undo magazine, editors Katie Varvos & Aidan Clarke)

Journalism Lecturer’s Film Launched at New York Festival
Filmmaker and Journalism lecturer Thomas McGraw Lewis’ film Mystical Anarchism documenting the project of the same name by visual artist Clodagh Emoe, and made in collaboration with Emoe and Professor Simon Critchley (New School, NYC) will be screened as part of the opening evening of the art and education event Dark Nights of the Universe at Recess Arts, SoHo NYC. See: for more details.

E-Book Publishing Students on Arena, Radio One

Students and staff on the Diploma in E-Book Publishing were featured on RTE Radio One’s Arena programme on Tuesday April 3, 2012. Individual students spoke about the books that they’re working on and course tutors discussed the e-publishing revolution. Listen to the piece (starts at 39 mins):

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Garret Doyle, CEO of Independent College Dublin with the winner of the Vincent Doyle Perpetual Trophy for Journalism Ronan Abayawickrema

CEO of Independent College Dublin, Garret Doyle, pictured with Ronan Abayawickrema, 2011 Winner of the Vincent Doyle Perptual Trophy for Journalism- an award given to one journalism student each year for outstanding achievement in the study and practice of journalism.

Independent College Journalism Students Meet Miriam O’Callaghan

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Students from the MA and BA (Hons) in Journalism met distinguished broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan at a seminar hosted by Women on Air at Independent College Dublin on October 16th. Ms O’Callaghan delivered an inspirational speech emphasising the importance of journalism for wider society,  and encouraging those with journalistic ambitions to work hard in pursuit of their goals.

Journalism Students meet Minister Jan O ‘Sullivan at launch of Simon Cumbers Media Fund.

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Students from the BA (Hons) Journalism programme pictured with Minister Jan O’Sullivan and Robert Cumbers at the Simon Cumbers Media  Fund launch in Dublin. Left to right: Hannah Raisuni, Graham Luby, Minister Jan O’Sullivan, Sean O’Neill, Robert Cumbers.

Students from the BA (Hons) in Journalism attended the launch of a new scheme that will fund two media students to travel to a developing country  as part of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.

The Simon Cumbers Media Fund was established by Irish Aid in memory of Irish journalist Simon Cumbers, who was killed in Saudi Arabia while working with the BBC in 2004. The aim of the Fund is to promote more and better quality coverage of development issues in the Irish media. The new student scheme, which is being piloted during the 2011/12 academic year, is being introduced to give students a greater understanding of development issues.

Speaking at the launch of the scheme, the Minister for Trade and Development Jan O’Sullivan, said: “Irish Aid has funded the Simon Cumbers Media Fund since 2005 to increase media coverage of global development issues.  I am delighted to launch a dedicated competition to enable third-level students – who will be the reporters and editors of the future – to travel to the developing world and document some of the thousands of stories which show the progress which is being achieved in developing countries and the substantial challenges that remain.

Under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme, students are being invited to submit proposals on an issue they would like to research and cover in a developing country. Proposals must be submitted to the Simon Cumbers Media Fund by Friday, 10th February 2012.  Full details of the scheme are available at: .

Journalism Students Shortlisted for Oxygen National Student Media Awards (Read More)

Write Here, Right Now

Metro Herald, in association with the Faculty of Journalism at Independent College Dublin, is looking for the most promising aspiring journalist in Dublin (Read More)

MA Journalism Students’ Documentary Launched by Irish Blood Transfusion Service

A documentary film about blood donation, produced by journalism students at Independent Colleges, has been officially launched by the Irish (Read More)

Launch of Compass travel magazine on the Irish Independent website

The first issue of Compass, an alternative travel magazine produced by the students of the MA in Journalism programme at Independent College Dublin, has just been published.(Read More)

Students win at Let’s Talk About Drugs media awards

2010 Media Awards Prize Winners (Read More)

BA Journalism student features on Capital D

BA (Hons) in Journalism student Sean O’Neill featured on a recent episode of RTE’s ‘Capital D’.(Read More)

Fencing success for Independent Colleges Student

First year BA(Hons) in Journalism student and Irish International Aidan Clarke produced a series of excellent performances to walk away from the Irish Student Fencing Championships with two medals and the All Weapons Trophy.(Read More)

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