CNN and UCD team up to train next generation of journalists

Posted 10 June 2021 

UCD Clinton Institute and CNN Academy have partnered to create an innovative new Masters programme in Journalism and International Affairs that will commence in January 2022.

Directly connecting the classroom and the newsroom, this new MA programme will feature world-class journalism and industry-led practical training combined with academic expertise in international affairs.

It will equip new generations of journalists to report on critical global issues of the day, from climate change, to human rights to terrorism. It will appeal to and reward those with a passion to not only understand the world but explain it in ways that are informative and transformative.

Commenting on this new MA Professor Liam Kennedy, Director of UCD Clinton said:

“We are at the dawn of a new age of political communications, defined by a growing complexity of media systems and communication abundance. It can be confusing and frustrating to make sense of the world today - we need to develop new skills and challenge old assumptions to do so. That is what this new MA programme aims to do.”

Find out more about the MA in Journalism and International Affairs here:

To mark the launch of this new MA, Professor Liam CLinton was joined by UCD History and Politics graduate CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan for "The Future of News Journalism" event. You can watch this event here.