Opportunity for TY Students through BAI Media Literacy Fund and Learning Waves Skillnet

A week long placement in Radio Kerry is being offered to 14 lucky transition year students, in conjunction with the Radio Kerry, Learning Waves Skillnet and the BAI through the Media Literacy Fund. During the week, the Transition Year students will have the opportunity to work hands-on as a journalist in helping to plan and prepare a radio programme. The placements will begin on the 11th of December and run until Friday the 16th of December in Radio Kerry’s main headquarters in Tralee.Meida Literacy, BAI, Skillnets

This programme was developed as a result of the BAI launching a Media Literacy Policy in December 2016. The aim of this was to set out a range of skills in order to guide people in navigating new forms of media and to compliment existing educational initiatives. There are three key competencies at the core of this policy, those of which are:

  • the ability to recognise different content types;
  • making informed choices in relation to valuing and protecting personal data;
  • creation of media content for private and public use and the ability to engage in online learning opportunities.


The way in which we are consuming media is changing. It is crucial for second level students to have an understanding of this from a young age. This will week long placement will enable them to critically analyse the media as they consume it and so with this in mind, Radio Kerry and Learning Waves Skillnet have been working collectively over the last 10 weeks to produce this programme for transition year students.

There are numerous benefits to students participating in the course :  from working alongside industry experts, gaining valuable skillsets and understanding each aspect of preparation that goes along with creating media content and in this case, a radio programme.

Closing date for applicants is 15th November at 5pm. It’s not too late, if you or someone you know might be interested in this, please email your contact details, a 500 word outline of why you would like to take part and any ideas for a story you might like to work on to :  transition@radiokerry.ie.

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