Learning Waves Journalism Graduate Programme

About the Programme

The Learning Waves Journalism Graduate Programme is a unique and innovative programme designed and supported by the Independent Commercial Radio Sector along with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland(BAI) and Skillnet Ireland.

The programme sets out to place 5 Journalism graduates in 5 different radio stations in Ireland for a period of 5 months. The overall aims and objectives of the programme are:

  • To empower the graduates to tell stories that are truthful, of interest to the audience and are meaningful to society
  • To create a fundamental understanding and awareness among graduates of Media Literacy so that they can be equipped with the skills and knowledge to understand traditional and new media and communication sources, including radio, online and mobile platforms
  • To create an understanding among graduates of the need to provide audiences with information from trusted sources, information that is balanced and evidence-based opinion and comment
  • To future proof radio journalism, both news and sport, by encouraging graduates into the industry and exposing them to the many opportunities/platforms there is to tell stories through radio

The closing date for graduate and station applications is 25th April 2019.

Broadcasting has enormous potential to open windows on the world, to open awareness of news and emerging ideas and to open minds.

How To Apply

Information For Stations

Stations from the Independent Commercial Radio Sector can apply to Learning Waves to participate in the Journalism Graduate Programme. Stations will then be selected based on their application. Full details of stations benefits and commitment are available here.

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Information For Graduates

Graduates who have recently qualified can apply for the programme. Graduates, if selected, will be paid for the 5 month placement in stations. Full details of graduate benefits and commitments are available here.

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If you have any further questions about the programme, please contact us at teresah@learningwaves.ie